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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 51km W of Kigorobya, Uganda on Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 51km W of Kigorobya, Uganda on Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - 51km W of Kigorobya, Uganda on Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Date & time: Wed, 3 Jul 19:21:46 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 22:21:46
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.563°N / 30.8496°E (Ouganda)
Nearest volcano: Fort Portal (117 km)
Primary data source: USGS
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 3 Jul 2013
Wed, 3 Jul 19:21 UTCM 5.7 / 21 kmUganda[Map]GFZ
Wed, 3 Jul 19:21 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km LAKE ALBERT REGION, CONGO[Map]EMSC
Wed, 3 Jul 19:21 UTCM 6.1 / 1 kmUganda[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
bukasa bweyogerere nambole kampala uganda / MMI IV (Light shaking): 22/05/2016 time about 8am I hear like a falling huge building like sound followed by a light house shack. I run out thinkin a neighborhood house collapsing. just find everyone lookin at each other. and we conclude its musisi a local word meaning earth quack
usa / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I fell off couch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kaiso, Hoima District / MMI V (Moderate shaking): There was moderate shaking in areas around Lake Albert, especially Kaiso-Tonya area. People moved out of their huts, made noise and some of the huts collapsed. The earthquakes struck several times but with different magnitudes.
kimironko, Kigali, Rwanda / MMI III (Weak shaking): sitting in a sofa felt a shaking an objects it cupboards rattled.
Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): Beds shaking
Entebbe , Kiwafu / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watching TV following the coup in Egypt when the sofa started shaking. It took me some seconds before really believing that it is an earthquake. I rushed to wake my wife and children but the shaking and rattling has already stopped.We were really scared for the second wave but it came while we were asleep.
Masindi Town / MMI V (Moderate shaking): All Asians hurried out of the flat but my fellow Ugandans kept indoors as the building was shaking. We should always take measures to reduce the impact of potential disasters such as earthquake.
muyenga, kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala, Mbuya hill / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kololo, Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
kamapala uganda (250.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): window panes did not break but were shaking and making noise.
Masaka / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was woken up by the shaking that lasted for a few seconds.
Entebbe (235.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
kampala / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): Stronger than the one i felt on Tuesday afternoon. Windows rattling and the water in my bucket slightly displaced. Pretty scary
kampala kansanga / not felt
Bombo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bombo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bombo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala , Kitukutwe, Kira (237.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was very scary..i was on my bed and the whole bed was shaking as if my weight was not enough to hold it down. Everything was making noise..some things fell on the ground..people were screaming outside and children were crying in the neighbourhood
Kampala , Kitukutwe, Kira (237.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): It was very scary..i was on my bed and the whole bed was shaking as if my weight was not enough to hold it down. Everything was making noise..some things fell on the ground..people were screaming outside and children were crying in the neighbourhood
Bunga, Kampala I felt it / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bukoto, Kampala / MMI V (Moderate shaking): framed pictures and furniture in the living room shook!!
Kololo kampala / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Kiwafu, Entebbe - Uganda (244.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was watching TV (the time when Egyt president was overthrown). Suddenly, we felt it, the wall watch and the metalic backdoor were shaking and dangling keys kept rocking afterwards. We went outside to take shelter. Neighbours came out as well shocked and wondering if this is true, and indeed, it was!!
Kigali / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Minor shaking
najeera,kira / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kawempe (236.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
kampala (236.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): strong shaking for about a minute...doors, windows and furniture rattling, noticed by pets and everyone who was still awake as it happened around 10:30
Lugala / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Last night I heard the trembling of the windows, the bed began to shake, the animals began to make noise,it was quite a strong tremble lasting some minutes. An eery feeling. In Lugala.
Kigali Rwanda / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I could hear the doors vibrate abd the shaking of the bed as I was on it. lasted only about 3 seconds.
Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was around 10:21PM, it lasted for like 3mins, I felt it coming, and notified the family members, so as they stopped to listen, it grew bigger and louder, it did freak me out like, I expected at one point for the ground to crack open. It was loud, like something as big as a plane passing right under my feet.
Kampala (237.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt normal. Like a low flying plane
Gulu / MMI IV (Light shaking): The second day of feeling light shaking. This one stronger though and lasted longer.
Kampala (241.6 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala, Makerere / MMI IV (Light shaking)
kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): doors, chairs, beds, pots and pans were shaking and rattling
kampala / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Muyenga, Kampala, Uganda / MMI IV (Light shaking): It felt and sounded like a heavy truck was parked right outside my bedroom window with its engine running.
Mutungo (242.2 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Light shaking with windows rattling. Lasted quite some time. Another woke me three hours later.
Doko - DRC / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was preparing for bed in Doko in the DRC and felt the earth tremor. It lasted about 30 seconds I think.
Kawempe, Kampala Uganda / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Was having supper. Started with the door, then the spoons on the table were rattling, my water glass shook too! Was an exciting feeling! The sound though was horrible, kinda like a train juttling through our nearby neighborhood.
JInja / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking lasted for at least a minute. Metal doors rattled. Dogs throughout neighborhood barked. Friends all over Jinja commented on facebook.
Mutungo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mutungo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Hoima / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Rock and roll! 3 earthquakes (I consider the m5.1 to be an earthquake rather than an aftershock) in a span of 36 hours is too many not to be concerned about the activity here.
kampala (241 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): I was in the restaurant with my mum and a few others when all of a sudden the whole hotel started to shake .. and now there has been the second aftershock !
Mbuya, Kampala (241.2 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): aftershock - animals noticed first, furniture started swaying. only a few seconds, but noticeable.
Nakawa kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala uganda (237.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Nsambya kampala / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Kampala (267.7 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Ntinda, Kampala (237.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt significant tremors twice in one evening (2 hours apart).pictures on wall shaking and a sound like the passing of a heavy truck in the neighbourhood
Kampala (242.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Kampala (244.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Kasubi,Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): i felt the earthquake for about 30 seconds, it shook the house doors and all i thought of was to run and pick my 3months baby from the bedroom and we go out, but then it went off
Mbale Uganda / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking for about 25 seconds
Mbale Uganda / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking for about 25 seconds
Kampala (236.9 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking for 4 minutes.
Kigali, Rwanda / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Sitting at dining table on ground floor. Felt small shaking.
kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): my water of cup is dance
Mengo, Kampala Uganda / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): It was strong shaking of rooftop and the ground, most people ran outside
Hoima Uganda / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt it. we all woke up and upto now we are not yet asleep still steady.
kampala, bugolobi (241.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking)
Bugolobi, Kampala / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was lying at sofa with my girlfriend. Felt shaking for long time before I/we realized it was a quake. People was gathering outside. The pool was slightly wavy.
Aura Uganda (237.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Soroti, Uganda (306.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kampala / MMI III (Weak shaking)
kampala, mulago / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Mild shake felt last afternoon. MOderate shocks , two times, about 3o minutes back. Crows started to crow.
kampala.ugand (234.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): My bed is dancing. my heart was pumping 4 abt 3minutes. not violent bt scary
Bungoma, Kenya / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kololo Kampala (238.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala, Uganda (235.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
kampala (237.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): i cant believe it was that far... felt a very clear shaking in kampala.. the bed shook a bit, everyone got out of the house in the building..
Kampala (236.8 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Frightening. Lasted about 20 seconds
kampala / MMI VI (Strong shaking): felt it in Kampala. shook for 2 to 3 sec. windows rattled.
Kampala / MMI V (Moderate shaking): this is the second eqrthquake I flet last 36 hours. I ve ask people to moved out from the building
Muyenga, Kampala / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lasted 30+ seconds
Entebbe, Uganda / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Kampala (237.5 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Kampala, Uganda (281.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kampala (Uganda) (247 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The earth shook for about a minute. Ther was another smaller quake at around two in the morning (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (247 km SE from epicenter)(no details): beer bottles swayed (via EMSC)
(Rwanda) (403 km S from epicenter)(no details): In the fifth floor of a Hotel in Kigali and the building was shaking for almost 40 seconds. All resident were looking from their windows the swing pool had waves in the surface . (via EMSC)
Entebbe (Uganda) (254 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It lasted about 2 minutes (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): About 15 seconds of shaking in my flat/apartment...nothing broken but a few neighbours moved out of their units. (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It was strong shaking of the ground and roof tops, followed by cries of birds. (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Mon lit remuait (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The same type of quake passed on 2nd at around 17:30hours at that time I was at home on my computer with a friend who also noticed my furniture shaking. (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It seemed quite long as we were talking about it (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Parked cars were seen shaking according to guards (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): We have a 8 * 6 meter swimming pool, depth 2 meters, the pump had been off for hours and there was no wind, but there were ripples on the surface after the tremor (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (248 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The floor underneath my chair at the computer swayed, shook enough that I got up and dashed to the door to open it if necessary to leave the house. The shaking was more today than it was yesterday, which was almost impercible in the afternoon. This one today was about 10:15 OR SOMEWHERE PM (via EMSC)
(Uganda) (160 km E from epicenter)(no details): There was another earthquake about three hours afterwards, possibly an aftershock? It seemed about the same magnitude. At that point I was sleeping but it still woke me up. Fortunately it didn't seem big enough to shift anything around. (via EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda) (384 km S from epicenter)(no details): A slight tremor that rocked my house. (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (247 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Wow - It was surreal. (via EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda) (247 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Went on for at least 15 to 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 3 Jul 22:22 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km - [info]57km W of Kigorobya, Uganda[Map]USGS
Mon, 5 Aug 2013
Mon, 5 Aug 06:02 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km - [info]4.6 LAKE ALBERT REGION, UGANDA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 5 Aug 07:33 UTCM 4.6 / 30.8 km - [info]32km W of Kigorobya, Uganda[Map]USGS

 

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