Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 96 km southwest of Bukavu, Congo - Kinshasa
Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 09:1009:10 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported in the morning near Bukavu, South Kivu, Congo - Kinshasa.
4.8 quake 10 Jun 10:54 am (GMT +2)
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Thursday 10 June 2021 at 10:54 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 4.8 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 Kabare (pop. 37,000) located 92 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Bukavu (pop. 225,400) located 96 km from the epicenter, Cibitoke (pop. 14,200) 98 km away, Uvira (pop. 170,400) 98 km away, and Cyangugu (pop. 63,900) 102 km away.
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Date & time: 10 Jun 2021 08:54 GMT
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.12°S / 28.22°E (South Kivu, Congo - Kinshasa)
Primary data source: GFZ
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