A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rubirizi in Uganda on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 22:32:06 / January 28, 2020 @ 10:32 pm. Unique identifier: us60007ik2. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ik2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 29.7826 East, latitude -0.2296 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:32:06 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 16 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 15 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kanungu (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ntungamo, Kamwenge, Beni (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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