A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Bundibugyo in Uganda on Friday. The temblor was reported at 01:52:47 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 23:52:47 / September 13, 2018 @ 11:52 pm. Event id: us2000hi5x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hi5x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 29.9281 East, latitude 0.6273 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kyenjojo (c. 18 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bundibugyo (c. 16 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Butembo, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge. Nearby country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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