A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Rumonge in Burundi on Monday. Unique identifier: us6000bjrj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjrj. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:13:13 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 29.2563 East, latitude -3.7526 South, depth = 9.66 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.66 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 14:13:13 / August 24, 2020 @ 2:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kayanza, Cibitoke, Rutana. Close country/countries, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Gitega (c. 23 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rutana (c. 20 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Bururi (c. 19 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Makamba (c. 19 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kayanza (c. 19 400 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 31 km NW of Rumonge, Burundi.
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