A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Yumbe in Uganda. Event id: us2000j0ip. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j0ip. The temblor was picked up at 21:13:46 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 17.06 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 31.3992 East, latitude 3.0959 North, depth = 17.06 km. Global time and date of event 05/01/19 / 2019-01-05 18:13:46 / January 5, 2019 @ 6:13 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Arua (c. 55 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nebbi (c. 30 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Adjumani (c. 28 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paidha (c. 28 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Yumbe (c. 24 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Moyo (c. 18 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paidha, Nebbi, Moyo.
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 has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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