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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Fougamou in Gabon

Earthquake location -0.9953S, 10.3828WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Fougamou in Gabon. Unique identifier: us7000dhjf. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dhjf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:07:56 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 23:07:56 / March 9, 2021 @ 11:07 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 10.3828° East, -0.9953° South.

Nearby country/countries, Gabon (c. 1 545 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ndjolé, Lambaréné, Fougamou. Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from Lambaréné (c. 20 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Fougamou (c. 5 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ndjolé (c. 5 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 33 km NW of Fougamou, Gabon. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 10.3828° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.9953° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km NW of Fougamou, Gabon Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-09 23:07:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-09 23:25:28 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 449 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 4.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dhjf Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhjf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhjf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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