A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hoima in Uganda. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 31.1139° East, 1.4108° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mew. Id of event: us20008mew. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 17:19:35 / February 25, 2017 @ 5:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:19:35 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bunia, Kiboga, Masindi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Bunia (c. 96 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Hoima (c. 39 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Masindi (c. 31 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kiboga (c. 14 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Kigorobya (c. 5 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kibale (c. 5 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 25 km W of Hoima, Uganda.
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