A 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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