Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 55 km southwest of Lambarene, Gabon
Sun, 9 May 2021, 01:5201:52 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Gabon near Lambarene, Moyen-Ogooué, only 21 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Sunday 9 May 2021 at 2:30 am local time at a shallow depth of 16 km. 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.
4.5 quake 9 May 2:30 am (GMT +1)
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey 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 55 km from the epicenter, and Fougamou (pop. 5,600) 56 km away.
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Date & time: 9 May 2:30 am (GMT +1) local time (9 May 2021 01:30 GMT)
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.17°S / 10.08°E (Moyen-Ogooué, Gabon)
Primary data source: EMSC