A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kilembe in Uganda on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/20 / 2020-08-06 02:17:46 / August 6, 2020 @ 2:17 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bdc0. Id of event: us6000bdc0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:17:46 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 29.9632° East, latitude 0.1063° North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kyenjojo, Butembo, Fort Portal. Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kyenjojo (c. 18 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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