A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rumonge in Burundi on Monday. Event id: us7000bec2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bec2. The temblor was detected at 10:13:56 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 29.2592 East, latitude -3.7613 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 10:13:56 / August 24, 2020 @ 10:13 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rutana, Gitega, Bubanza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Gitega (c. 23 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rutana (c. 20 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Bururi (c. 19 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Makamba (c. 19 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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