A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kasese in Uganda. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:01:10 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kyn. Id of event: us70007kyn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.43 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 13:01:10 / January 30, 2020 @ 1:01 pm. Exact location, longitude 30.1568° East, latitude -0.042° South, depth = 24.43 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ntungamo, Rukungiri, Kyenjojo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Mbarara (c. 97 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bwizibwera (c. 79 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kyenjojo (c. 18 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SSE of Kasese, Uganda. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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