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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Rumonge in Burundi

Earthquake location -3.7526S, 29.2563WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.2563° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.7526° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km NW of Rumonge, Burundi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-24 14:13:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-24 14:30:51 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 385 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 3.462 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us6000bjrj Id of event.
Event Code 6000bjrj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bjrj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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