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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Bundibugyo in Uganda

Earthquake location 0.8083S, 29.7003WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Bundibugyo in Uganda. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6tr. Unique identifier: us6000c6tr. Exact location of event, longitude 29.7003 East, latitude 0.8083 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 06:47:33 / October 4, 2020 @ 6:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:47:33 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fort Portal (c. 42 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bundibugyo (c. 16 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kilembe (c. 7 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Butembo, Kasese, Kilembe (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km WNW of Bundibugyo, Uganda.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.7003° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.8083° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km WNW of Bundibugyo, Uganda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-04 06:47:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-23 22:38:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 1.743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us6000c6tr Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6tr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6tr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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