A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 164 km ENE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo (102 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.1363 East, latitude -8.436 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dicg. Event ids that are associated: us6000dicg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 10:37:56 / February 17, 2021 @ 10:37 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:37:56 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 164 km ENE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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