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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sake in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -1.9538S, 28.6489WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Sake in Democratic Republic . The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/21 / 2021-02-25 14:29:43 / February 25, 2021 @ 2:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 28.6489° East, -1.9538° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 14:29:43 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddjt. Id of event: us7000ddjt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kibuye, Gisenyi, Goma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km SW of Sake, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.6489° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.9538° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 km SW of Sake, Democratic Republic of the Congo Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-25 14:29:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-25 14:56:47 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 298 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 2.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us7000ddjt Id of event.
Event Code 7000ddjt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ddjt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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