A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Bujumbura in Burundi on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 17:07:04 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000d2xs. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2xs. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 17:07:04 / January 24, 2021 @ 5:07 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 29.44° East, -3.4519° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ruyigi (c. 38 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Gitega (c. 23 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ngozi (c. 21 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rutana (c. 20 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karuzi, Ruyigi, Makamba.
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km SE of Bujumbura, Burundi. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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