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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Cibitoke in Burundi

Earthquake location -2.7042S, 29.097WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Cibitoke in Burundi on Thursday. Event id: us7000apfj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000apfj. The temblor was detected at 01:23:20 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 29.097 East, latitude -2.7042 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 01:23:20 / July 16, 2020 @ 1:23 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Muramvya, Ngozi, Bujumbura. Close country/countries, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km N of Cibitoke, Burundi.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.097° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.7042° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km N of Cibitoke, Burundi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-16 01:23:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-16 02:01:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000apfj Id of event.
Event Code 7000apfj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000apfj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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