A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Beni in Democratic Republic . Exact location of earthquake, longitude 29.6288 East, latitude 0.5503 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007cu5. Unique identifier: us60007cu5. Global time and date of event 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 17:54:36 / January 8, 2020 @ 5:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:36 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bundibugyo (c. 16 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kilembe (c. 7 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Margherita (c. 5 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fort Portal, Kasese, Butembo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km ENE of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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