A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kilembe in Uganda. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100041ch. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100041ch. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/11/15 / 2015-11-25 09:38:13 / November 25, 2015 @ 9:38 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 29.7817 East, latitude -0.0774 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:38:13 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bundibugyo (c. 16 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 16 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rukungiri (c. 14 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bundibugyo, Ntungamo, Rukungiri.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SW of Kilembe, Uganda. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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