A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 211 km SSW of Yangambi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (131 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006urc. Id of event: us70006urc. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:00:56 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/01/20 / 2020-01-04 20:00:56 / January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 23.7422° East, latitude -0.9727° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 211 km SSW of Yangambi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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