A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Demba in Democratic Republic . Global time and date of event 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 11:44:05 / August 4, 2020 @ 11:44 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 22.6048 East, latitude -5.4843 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000b94p. Event ids that are associated: us6000b94p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:44:05 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kananga, Demba. Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Kananga (c. 463 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Demba (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km E of Demba, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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