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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Rubirizi in Uganda



Earthquake location -0.2437S, 29.7845WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rubirizi in Uganda. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 29.7845 East, latitude -0.2437 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 07:02:29 / July 30, 2017 @ 7:02 am. The temblor was reported at 10:02:29 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a2mp. Unique identifier: us2000a2mp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mbarara, Bwizibwera, Nyachera (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Mbarara (c. 97 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Bwizibwera (c. 79 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nyachera (c. 30 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop).

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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Questions or comments?

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: 39 km W of Rubirizi, Uganda.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.7845° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.2437° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km W of Rubirizi, Uganda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-30 07:02:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-30 07:29:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 436 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 1.017 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us2000a2mp Id of event.
Event Code 2000a2mp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a2mp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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