A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kigorobya in Uganda on Wednesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:40:51 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/19 / 2019-04-03 19:40:51 / April 3, 2019 @ 7:40 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) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 31.1994 East, latitude 1.7615 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k9xr. Id of event: us2000k9xr.
Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Hoima (c. 39 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Masindi (c. 31 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nebbi (c. 30 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Paidha (c. 28 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Kigorobya (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries, Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nebbi, Paidha, Masindi.
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 has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 20 km NW of Kigorobya, Uganda.
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