A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ntoroko in Uganda. Exact location of earthquake, 30.3133° East, 1.0391° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70005cqd. Event ids that are associated: us70005cqd. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/19 / 2019-09-06 06:15:35 / September 6, 2019 @ 6:15 am. The temblor was reported at 09:15:35 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamwenge, Kibale, Margherita (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Bunia (c. 96 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kyenjojo (c. 18 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Bundibugyo (c. 16 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kibale (c. 5 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Margherita (c. 5 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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