5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uganda, Middle Of African Continent

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rubirizi in Uganda. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 29.7845 East, latitude -0.2437 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 07:02:29 / July 30, 2017 @ 7:02 am. The temblor was reported at 10:02:29 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a2mp. Unique identifier: us2000a2mp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mbarara, Bwizibwera, Nyachera (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Butembo (c. 154 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Mbarara (c. 97 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Beni (c. 89 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Bwizibwera (c. 79 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kasese (c. 67 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Nyachera (c. 30 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kamwenge (c. 17 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop).

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 nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/30/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-was-detected-near-rubirizi-in-uganda/

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