A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Sake in Democratic Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:25:47 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 28.6334 East, latitude -1.1479 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000dg2e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg2e. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 23:25:47 / February 9, 2021 @ 11:25 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisenyi, Goma, Sake. Close country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sake (c. 17 200 pop).
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 nearby. 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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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: 65 km NW of Sake, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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