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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ntungamo in Uganda

Earthquake location -0.792S, 29.7626WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ntungamo in Uganda on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 29.7626 East, latitude -0.792 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 22:35:49 / March 19, 2020 @ 10:35 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:35:49 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008gzp. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008gzp.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Musanze, Nyachera, Kabale (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Musanze (c. 86 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kabale (c. 43 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nyachera (c. 30 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 16 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ntungamo (c. 15 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Kanungu (c. 14 600 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NE of Ntungamo, Uganda. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.7626° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -0.792° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NE of Ntungamo, Uganda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-19 22:35:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-27 02:18:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us70008gzp Id of event.
Event Code 70008gzp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008gzp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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