Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Lambarene, Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon
Tue, 27 Apr 2021, 01:0101:01 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 21 minutes ago 45 km southwest of Lambarene, Gabon, the United States Geological Survey reported.
4.5 quake 27 Apr 1:38 am (GMT +1)
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Lambarene, Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon, early morning on Tuesday 27 April 2021 at 1:38 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Lambarene (pop. 20,700) located 45 km from the epicenter, and Fougamou (pop. 5,600) 51 km away.
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Date & time: 27 Apr 1:38 am (GMT +1) local time (27 Apr 2021 00:38 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.09°S / 10.14°E (Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon)
Primary data source: USGS
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