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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 18 km ENE of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Earthquake location 0.5503S, 29.6288WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.6288° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.5503° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-08 17:54:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 19:02:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007cu5 Id of event.
Event Code 60007cu5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007cu5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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