A 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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