A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ntoroko in Uganda. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us100085py. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085py. Exact location, longitude 30.7252° East, latitude 1.4576° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 03:37:14 / February 18, 2017 @ 3:37 am. The temblor was reported at 06:37:14 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kyenjojo, Kibale, Hoima. 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 54 km (33 miles) from Bunia (c. 96 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hoima (c. 39 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kyenjojo (c. 18 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kigorobya (c. 5 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kibale (c. 5 200 pop).
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 53 km NNE of Ntoroko, Uganda.
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