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5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Parts of Uganda

According to the United States Geological Surveys USGS, the tremors magnitude was 5.3 with a depth of 10.0 kilometres. USGS says the epicentre of the earthquake which struck at 10:02 a.m was at Kilembe in Kasese district.
An magnitude earthquake has swept through some parts of Uganda on Sunday morning. 

According to the United States Geological Surveys (USGS),  the tremor's magnitude was 5.3 with a depth of 10.0 kilometres. USGS says  the epicentre of the earthquake which struck at 10:02 a.m was at Kilembe in Kasese district. 

No damages were recorded as a result of the tremor. However, some residents were forced to flee their houses. Moses Atugonza, a resident of Kagote in Kabarole district says that he had to wait outside his house for  five minutes until the shaking stopped.

At St. Mark Church in Kilembe, the 10:00 am service was interrupted. Rev. Sam Kule who was the preacher was forced to halt the sermon for five minutes as some Christians fled the church. 

On  February 6, 1994, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Kabarole district killing eight people and destroying numerous buildings. The epicentre was in Kisomoro Sub County.

The most powerful earthquake recorded in Uganda occurred on March 20, 1966 in Tooro leaving at least 157 people dead.

The tremor with a magnitude of 6.8 and a depth of 36 km lasted 3–5 minutes and hit areas near the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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