A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Masaka in Uganda on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddss. Unique identifier: us7000ddss. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 31.7932 East, latitude -0.4099 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/21 / 2021-02-26 03:08:00 / February 26, 2021 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:08:00 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Masaka (c. 65 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kyotera (c. 8 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lyantonde (c. 8 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Byakabanda (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lyantonde, Byakabanda, Kyotera.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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