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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Beni in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location 0.4057S, 29.6541WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Beni in Democratic Republic on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.57 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/15 / 2015-09-12 12:32:04 / September 12, 2015 @ 12:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 29.6541 East, latitude 0.4057 North, depth = 18.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20003npt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003npt. The temblor was picked up at 14:32:04 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bundibugyo (c. 16 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kilembe (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamwenge, Fort Portal, Bundibugyo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km ESE of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.6541° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.4057° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-12 12:32:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 10:40:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20003npt Id of event.
Event Code 20003npt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003npt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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