A 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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