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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kasese in Uganda

Earthquake location -0.0049S, 30.1739WA 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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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: 23 km SSE of Kasese, Uganda.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 30.1739° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.0049° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of Kasese, Uganda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-06 16:58:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-06 17:16:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 326 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 6.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us600051g7 Id of event.
Event Code 600051g7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600051g7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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