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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Ntungamo in Uganda

Earthquake location -0.8796S, 29.4803WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ntungamo in Uganda. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:37:13 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000510l. Unique identifier: us6000510l. Global time and date of event 05/08/19 / 2019-08-05 09:37:13 / August 5, 2019 @ 9:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 29.4803 East, latitude -0.8796 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Musanze (c. 86 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kabale (c. 43 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sake (c. 17 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisenyi, Goma, Sake.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km W of Ntungamo, Uganda. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.4803° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.8796° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km W of Ntungamo, Uganda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-05 09:37:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-05 21:28:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 7.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us6000510l Id of event.
Event Code 6000510l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000510l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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