A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kigorobya in Uganda. Exact location of event, longitude 30.8804 East, latitude 1.615 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000aawt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aawt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:34:15 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/06/20 / 2020-06-08 22:34:15 / June 8, 2020 @ 10:34 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Bunia (c. 96 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hoima (c. 39 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Masindi (c. 31 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Paidha (c. 28 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kigorobya (c. 5 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kibale (c. 5 200 pop). 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 Masindi, Kibale, Paidha.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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.
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