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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ntungamo in Uganda

Earthquake location -0.5957S, 29.4435WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ntungamo in Uganda on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us200064uy. Ids that are associated to the event: us200064uy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/06/16 / 2016-06-11 01:05:16 / June 11, 2016 @ 1:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, 29.4435° East, -0.5957° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 03:05:16 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 16 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kanungu (c. 14 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Rukungiri (c. 14 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kisoro (c. 12 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Butembo, Kisoro, Rukungiri.

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 39 km NW of Ntungamo, Uganda.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.4435° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.5957° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NW of Ntungamo, Uganda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-11 01:05:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-01 23:27:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 246 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 1.294 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us200064uy Id of event.
Event Code 200064uy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200064uy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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