Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Nsunga, Missenyi District Council, Kagera, Tanzania, on Saturday, 10 September 2016 at 12:27 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Nsunga, Missenyi District Council, Kagera, Tanzania, on Saturday, 10 September 2016 at 12:27 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.8 at 37 km depth

10 Sep 12:36 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 8 minutes.
Sep 10 12:36: Magnitude recalculée de 5.7 à 5.8.
Profondeur recalculée de 10.0 à 37.0 km.
Date & time: 10 Sep 2016 12:27:32 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Profondeur: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.06°S / 31.56°E (Missenyi District Council, Kagera, Tanzanie)
Volcan le plus près: Katunga (171 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km ENE de Nsunga (pop: 20,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
41 km NO de Bukoba (pop: 70,600) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
42 km NNO de Katerero (pop: 18,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
62 km N de Kamachumu (pop: 15,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
82 km N de Nshamba (pop: 19,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
191 km SO de Kampala (Central Region, Ouganda) (pop: 1,353,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
194 km ENE de Kigali (Rwanda) (pop: 745,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
220 km NO de Mwanza (pop: 436,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
320 km NE de Gitega (Burundi) (pop: 41,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
734 km NO de Dodoma (pop: 180,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.837 kmLake Victoria RegionGFZ
M 5.710 kmLAKE VICTORIA REGION, TANZANIAEMSC
M 5.940 km- 22km NE of Nsunga, TanzaniaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (85)

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Kigali / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Entebbe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mukono / Weak shaking (MMI III)
kilgoris / Light shaking (MMI IV) : was half asleep when i felt vibration in like a big car/train has passed outside (only that my house isnt near any road). immediately woke up and saw my stool shaking. there were dome items on table and could see them shaking too! utensils at kitchen were vibrating and making noise. Went outside but could still hear noise from my kitchen as if someone was shaking the utensils from its rack. lasted for few minutes.
Kampala kawempe / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Kampala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted quite long...
tororo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
kigali / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : On a 4th levels of a building... Quite frightening...
Yala, Siaya County in Western Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Alice / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The shaking felt like it lasted 3 minutes. The vibration was moving from mwanza hills towards the lake victoria. People run outside.
Gulu (432.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Trembling for short time!
Bukavu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
kampala acacia mall (195.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : moderate shaking
0° 23.816'S 31° 25.013'E / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Submitting this on behalf of my daughter, who is communicating with me from rural area near Kyetume (on Mbarara-Masaka road) Uganda
Kampala (194.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted for about 1 minute in Kampala
Bukavu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sleeping
Kigali / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ruhengeri (219.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Entebbe , lake Victoria Hotel, Uganda / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Goma, D R. Congo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bujumbura / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Le fauteuil sur lequel j'étais assis commencé à bouger lorsque j'ai senti que c'etait un seisme. On est ensuite precitemment sorti de la maison qui bougait elle aussi. Le sol continuait à trembler au moins pendant 25 secondes. (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, 80 km SW of epicenter) : I felt it for few seconds and it cracked weaker houses. No severe damage (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 1060 km SE of epicenter) : It felt like that part of drag me to hell (reported through EMSC)
Bungoma (Kenya, 380 km NE of epicenter) : I have never experienced that kind of event...it was scary.About 3.30 pm local time on 10th September 2016.I was watching my favorite series Hell on wheels sn5 (reported through EMSC)
Geita (Tanzania, 216 km S of epicenter) : Initially I thought the shake resulting from the blasting in Geita gold mine. When it persisted I started thinking it was an earthquake. So I ran out to find out that my car in the park yard was also shaking. It lasted for about six minutes. Thanks to God there were no damage caused . (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Longest earthquake I have ever felt...moved out of the house and saw the cars shaking..but no damage was made at all (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It was very short (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 717 km E of epicenter) : The tremors lasted almost 2 minutes (reported through EMSC)
Arua (Uganda, 458 km NW of epicenter) : It was a minor shake feeling (reported through EMSC)
Bungoma (Kenya, 380 km NE of epicenter) : It was scary (reported through EMSC)
Mwanza (Tanzania, 222 km SE of epicenter) : I was in the bed and felt like somebody is drilling in the basement. It lasted more them a minute. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It was evident to those who were seated, majority of they that stood outdoors didn't notice. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It went on for almost a full minute. It's the longest and strongest tremor I have ever experienced in my life. (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Amusant. (reported through EMSC)
Bukoba (Tanzania, 41 km SE of epicenter) : Bad (reported through EMSC)
Kisumu (Kenya, 374 km E of epicenter) : Came in four intervals heavy trembling then mild then after a min the same (reported through EMSC)
Kisumu (Kenya, 374 km E of epicenter) : Came in four intervals heavy trembling then mild then after a min the same (reported through EMSC)
Jinja (Uganda, 248 km NE of epicenter) : I have felt the Earthquake together with my fellow students (Bishops and Pastors) on Campus here at Uganda Baptist Seminary in Jinja Uganda but I thank God we are all safe.Psalms 46:1-11 (reported through EMSC)
Mwanza (Tanzania, 222 km SE of epicenter) : Cool (reported through EMSC)
Mwanza (Tanzania, 222 km SE of epicenter) : Felt it for almost 1 minute. I live on the 3rd floor. It was very scary. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : The house made awfull noise and the geese went made! (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : The strongest I have ever experience (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : It was terrible and anexpected (reported through EMSC)
Mbale (Uganda, 376 km NE of epicenter) : Huge. 2mins tops (reported through EMSC)
Uvira (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 370 km SW of epicenter) : I had a 300ml water bottle 1/3 full and water was rocking in it (reported through EMSC)
Butembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 282 km NW of epicenter) : Ze duurde ongeveer 45 seconden (reported through EMSC)
Jinja (Uganda, 248 km NE of epicenter) : Beer bottles were shaking over the counter (reported through EMSC)
Fort Portal (Uganda, 236 km NW of epicenter) : It was quite long... Felt like 15-20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Mwanza (Tanzania, 222 km SE of epicenter) : We are near the airport and an army base, plus they dynamite rocks around here often so my guard immediately assumed it was a large plane. He called the airport and they told him it was not a plane.. I think neighbors think it was a plane, Others ran outside. Friends a few hours away to the west and east also felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 196 km NE of epicenter) : Felt this just strong enough to decide to go out in the open ... Just in case ... All is well! (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Was sitting in chair and it shook like crazy. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : I was sleeping , I wokeup and thought it was a wind blowing but was too serious as house was shaling and scary. I had to take off and went outside.. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It began slowly and kept getting stronger by the second. Lasted for about 3 minutes (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It was the longest earthquake I have ever experienced. Living at the 4th floor of a a block of flats, my relatives called to find out if I was OK. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It was short but so unexpected. I was frightened because I've never experienced one before. I wasn't in the country when the earthquake in 2013 happened. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : This is the shakiest I have ever felt it. The building was shaking and creaking. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Everything was shaking for about one minute (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Felt the ground shake and then walls and the roof. Rushed outside as a safety measure. Mild but more felt than the simulation on the second floor in the natural history museum in london-UK (reported through EMSC)
Mbarara (Uganda, 112 km NW of epicenter) : Earth moved quite violently.... Sent people scampering. The strongest I've felt (reported through EMSC)
Runda (Rwanda, 204 km SW of epicenter) : Roofs and furniture shaking (reported through EMSC)
Buwate (Uganda, 201 km NE of epicenter) : It shook the houses for long about 2 minutes and we went and stood outside the perimeter fence around the compound kept shaking for a little long. Neighbour stood out and shared their experiences thereafter but no damage was reported. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 196 km NE of epicenter) : I felt bouncing for 15-20 seconds then nothing else. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Earthquake started with a deep rumble like an approaching train or huge truck which grew in volume and intensity and then the whole building started shaking violently especially the floor of the house felt like it was shifting up and down and sideways. The rumble grew louder as the quake's intensity increased. This is the first time I have felt a rumble preceding and accompanying the actual shaking and trembling. I have felt many quakes before but without the rumble. It's the rumble that caused the most fear in me. The rumble was loud, deep and intense. This was a new experience. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Frightening indeed. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It was scary and long (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : People will have something to talk about for the rest of the day :) (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It lastes abort 30-45 sec (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 192 km SW of epicenter) : Kigali, Rwanda (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Was quite terrified and had to rush to the kids' bedroom but they were comfortably sleeping. This lasted nearly a minute...oooops (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 186 km SW of epicenter) : Things shaked but no overturning of materials. (reported through EMSC)
Jinja (Uganda, 248 km NE of epicenter) : We live next to a traintrack so first it looked if the train came by, til the house and ground was shaking! (reported through EMSC)
Mwanza (Tanzania, 221 km SE of epicenter) : Horrific experience everything was shaking...got under the dining table. (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It seemed to last so long! (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : I thank God it wasnt strong though it was5.7 (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : We can only hope it doesn't happen again... It was really scary (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : It was unbelievable the ground shook for about 2 mins (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Very long time about 40 seconds or more (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : One could noticable see a stationary car shake side to side (reported through EMSC)
Kampala (Uganda, 193 km NE of epicenter) : Clearly felt in Kampala. 20 seconds or more. (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 192 km SW of epicenter) : Felt Earthquake second times in the year 2016 (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Lasted about 60 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Kigali (Rwanda, 190 km SW of epicenter) : Mild tremor about 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Mpigi (Uganda, 166 km NE of epicenter) : Lasted for at least 45 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Masaka (Uganda, 84 km N of epicenter) : No property desstroyed but it was the strongest I have experienced in my life! (reported through EMSC)
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