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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Uganda on Saturday, 5 January 2019

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Uganda on Saturday, 5 January 2019
Jan 5 18:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 5.0.
Date & time: Saturday, 5 January 2019 18:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.14°N / 31.37°E (Uganda)
Nearest volcano: Fort Portal (299 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2*10^12 J (554 MWh / 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 5 Jan 2019
Sat, 5 Jan 18:13 UTCM 4.7 / 40 kmUGANDAEMSC
Sat, 5 Jan 18:13 UTCM 4.7 / 17.1 km- 44km SSE of Yumbe, UgandaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Gulu (136.8 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt moderate shaking and rattling at around 8pm. This was accompanied by some rumbling moving noise passing by. It was very frightening because the furniture was shaking. I shouted to others in the house to get outdoors in fear of cracking. After about 15 - 20 minutes. The shaking and the rumbling noise stopped.
Gulu / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I even felt the T.V and the plates shake including the iron sheets
Kampala / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Arua / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mukono / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(167.9 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): it was around 8:00pm local time, I was watching TV when I was shaken as if someone was pushing me from behind several times. My furnitures in my flat (at the 4th floor) were shaken too, and the event occurred during at least 20 seconds but enough to be felt. thank you for reading... Fred, Juba, South Sudan.
Paidha Town / MMI III (Weak shaking): It was just after supper when we were watching the Blackpool - Arsenal match when suddenly I heard the roof shaking and started feeling the chair was seated on also shaking. the shaking was not much to cause us worries.
Maracha District, Tara S/county / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It Was Scary As Every Where It Was Shaking Bt I Became Interesting 2 Hear Out Cry In Da Village As People Were Running Out Of Huts Shouting Jesus Save Us. No Damages
Adjumani / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(53.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was sudden and unexpected. The windows were rattling and I felt a sense of uncertainty but also excitement, I was worried about things falling and especially the kids sleeping.
Maracha Town Council, Maracha District, Uganda (47.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kihuuba, Masindi, Uganda (165.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(168.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Gulu Uganda, it was so strong that we felt even fr (103.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were very scared. My babies dashed out of the building almost screaming
Gulu (133.1 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt

 

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