A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kasese in Uganda on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us600051g7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600051g7. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:58:31 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 16:58:31 / August 6, 2019 @ 4:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 30.1739° East, -0.0049° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Beni. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Mbarara (c. 97 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bwizibwera (c. 79 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kyenjojo (c. 18 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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