A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kilembe in Uganda. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:38:47 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 17:38:47 / February 12, 2019 @ 5:38 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 29.6751° East, -0.0049° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jgyp. Unique identifier: us2000jgyp.
Close country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Beni, Margherita, Kasese. Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kilembe (c. 7 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Margherita (c. 5 100 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
Questions or comments?
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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km WSW of Kilembe, Uganda.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.