Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 98 km southwest of Bukavu, South Kivu, Congo - Kinshasa, on 10 Jun 10:54 am (GMT +2) -
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
10 Jun 09:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
10 Jun 09:09: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 9 km (5.6 mi) towards WNW.
10 Jun 12:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Update Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 09:09Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 96 km southwest of Bukavu, Congo - Kinshasa
4.8 quake 10 Jun 10:54 am (GMT +2)
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported in the morning near Bukavu, South Kivu, Congo - Kinshasa.
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 08:54:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter:
10 Jun 10:54 am (GMT +2)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.12°S / 28.22°E
, Congo - Kinshasa)
Nearest volcano: Tshibinda
(107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:94 km (58 mi) SW of Kabare
(pop: 37,000) --> See nearby quakes!98 km (61 mi) SW of Bukavu
(pop: 225,400) --> See nearby quakes!104 km (65 mi) SW of Cyangugu (Western Province, Rwanda)
(pop: 63,900) --> See nearby quakes!106 km (66 mi) WNW of Uvira
(pop: 170,400) --> See nearby quakes!130 km (81 mi) WNW of Bujumbura (Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi)
(pop: 331,700) --> See nearby quakes!180 km (112 mi) ENE of Kampene (Maniema)
(pop: 37,000) --> See nearby quakes!192 km (120 mi) W of Gitega (Burundi)
(pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!196 km (122 mi) SW of Goma (Nord Kivu)
(pop: 144,100) --> See nearby quakes!242 km (151 mi) WSW of Kigali (Rwanda)
(pop: 745,300) --> See nearby quakes!256 km (159 mi) E of Kindu (Maniema)
(pop: 135,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 26.6°C
(80 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ
(German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012
joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|5.0||10 km||Congo - Kinshasa: Lake Tanganyika Region||GFZ|
|5.0||10 km||Congo - Kinshasa: LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO||EMSC|
|unknown||n/a||Near Gitega, Gitega, Burundi||VolcanoDiscovery|
|5.0||10 km||Congo - Kinshasa: 87 Km SW of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo||USGS|
|5.1||10 km||Congo - Kinshasa: Lake Tanganyika Region||GeoAu|
|4.8||10 km||Congo - Kinshasa: Lake Tanganyika Region||BMKG|
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BUJUMBURA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : like a vertigo Ma table was moving without me a few centimeters 3 to 5 times | 5 users found this interesting.
BUJUUMBURA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : my table was moving I felt like vertigo | 3 users found this interesting.
Bujumbura / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : J'etais au 1er étage d'1 bâtiment à 2 niveaux. J'ai ressenti un 1er tremblement et un étagère pour livre a craqué. Un 2ème tremblement est arrivé après à peu près 3 minutes | One user found this interesting.
Bujumbura, ONU2 CompoundPNUD, 10 avenue des Patrio / not felt : My colleague next door felt it but I didn't. Members of two chat groups located in Bujumbura (Kigobe, Rohero, Kabondo, Asiatique and Mutanga Nord), Muramvya (300m from Baze Lodge; next to road leading to Bukeye) and Gitega. No damages reported so far.
Bujumbura (130.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Muramvya Burundi (163.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Bujumbura / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bujumbura / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kajaga burundi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Bujumbura (131.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Bujumbura / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Bujumbura / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Bujumbura (122 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Bujumbura / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Bujumbura / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
246.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map]
/ Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):So far, no aftershocks have been registered.
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