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Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - 16 km ENE of Gisenyi, Western Province, Rwanda, 24 May 12:52 am (GMT +2) -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - 16 km ENE of Gisenyi, Western Province, Rwanda, 24 May 12:52 am (GMT +2) Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - 16 km ENE of Gisenyi, Western Province, Rwanda, 24 May 12:52 am (GMT +2)

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.2 a 10 km de profundidad

23 May 23:02 UTC: Primero en informar: VolcanoDiscovery después de 9 minutos.
23 May 23:06: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: USGS
Update Sun, 23 May 2021, 23:12

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Gisenyi, Western Province, Rwanda

4.2 quake 24 May 12:52 am (GMT +2)
4.2 quake 24 May 12:52 am (GMT +2)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Gisenyi, Western Province, Rwanda, was reported only 19 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Monday 24 May 2021 at 12:52 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake 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 Gisenyi (pop. 83,600) located 16 km from the epicenter, Goma (pop. 144,100) 18 km away, Ruhengeri (pop. 86,700) 32 km away, and Sake (pop. 17,200) 39 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gitarama (pop. 87,600) located 63 km from the epicenter, Kigali (pop. 745,300) 82 km away, and Nzega (pop. 33,800) 95 km away.

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Detalles del terremoto

Fecha y hora23 May 2021 22:52:56 UTC -
Hora local en el epicentro24 May 12:52 am (GMT +2)
Prof.10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud1.6448°S / 29.388°E (Rubavu District, Western Province, Ruanda)
Antipode1.645°N / 150.612°W
Intensidad del temblorTemblor débil
Sentido8 informes
Fuente primaria de datosUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Volcán mas cercanoMuhavura (79 km / 49 mi)
Lugares cercanos16 km al ENE de Gisenyi (pop: 83,600) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
18 km al E de Goma (Nord Kivu, República Democrática del Congo) (pop: 144,100) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
32 km al OSO de Ruhengeri (Northern Province) (pop: 86,700) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
39 km al E de Sake (Nord Kivu, República Democrática del Congo) (pop: 17,200) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
63 km al NO de Gitarama (Southern Province) (pop: 87,600) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
80 km al SO de Kabale (Western Region, Uganda) (pop: 43,500) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
82 km al ONO de Kigali (pop: 745,300) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
95 km al NNO de Nzega (Nyamagabe, Southern Province) (pop: 33,800) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
113 km al NNO de Butare (Southern Province) (pop: 89,600) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
207 km al NNO de Gitega (Burundi) (pop: 41,000) | En el mapa | Sismos cercanos
Tiempo en el epicentro en el momento del sismoLight Rain 12.4°C (54 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SE
Energía sísmica estimada liberada1.3 x 1011 joules (35 MWh, equivalente a 30.1 toneladas de TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.210 km15 Km ENE of Gisenyi, RwandaUSGS


Seismic station: Mbarara, Uganda (MBAR/II network) | Distance from quake: 190 km / 118 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mbarara, Uganda: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (8)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Gisenyi / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I felt the house almost hooked off | One user found this interesting.  
1621812786... .jpg (public domain)The affected house (public domain)
Kigali, Nyarugenge District (88.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Shaken on my beb | One user found this interesting.  
Gisenyi, Western Province (16 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Kigali, Nyarugenge District (87.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / very short
kigali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Kigali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
remera kigali / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
KIGALI / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s

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