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GEOFON Uganda Sep 06 06:15 4.6 10 MAP
USGS Ntoroko, Uganda Sep 06 06:15 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kasese, Uganda Aug 06 16:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Ntungamo, Uganda Aug 05 09:37 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Uganda Apr 03 19:40 4.4 10 MAP
USGS Kigorobya, Uganda Apr 03 19:40 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kampala - Maybe it was just one second only
  • Buliisa district, Bugoigo village - Moderate shaking
  • Buliisa district, Bugoigo village - Moderate shaking
  • Buliisa Town councik - Roof rattling like someone climbing over it (or maybe it wS just an animal clamboring over it!)
  • USGS Kilembe, Uganda Feb 12 17:38 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yumbe, Uganda Jan 05 18:13 4.7 17 MAP
    EMSC Uganda Jan 05 18:13 4.7 40 MAP
    GEOFON Uganda Jan 05 18:13 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Arua - Moderate shaking
  • Koro - Light shaking
  • Kampala - No damage at all, it lasted just few seconds
  • Urbana sub county - It lasted for a few seconds like 10 -15 second with a huge sound,it was moving in phase I mean I heard my neighbours of 200 meters crying after it had shaken in my location. no damage at all
  • Kampala - Felt shaking for very few seconds.
  • Arua - Lasted approx 15 seconds or more. Light to moderate shaking of furniture occurred. Creaking noises of house structure occurred.
  • Yumbe - The shaking was moderate and it lasted for a few seconds,about 15 seconds. It shook buildings and houses but no harm.
  • USGS Ntungamo, Uganda Sep 02 05:52 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Uganda Jul 30 07:02 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kampala - Very weak shaking
  • Kampala - Buildings shook for about 30 seconds in succession. Happened on 30th July 2017
  • Kigali - Weak shaking
  • Kigali - Senti le fauteuil bouger et l'eau dans un bouteille vacillait
  • Lubowa - Maybe 30 seconds
  • Musanze - Das Rütteln dauerte einige Sekunden. Vorher war ein Luftdruck auf dem Haus zu spüren, wie beginnender Sturm. Dann wackelte mein Gartenhaus einige Sekunden. Anschließend war alles vorbei.
  • Kampala - I was in bed, it shook for about 20 seconds at about 10.04, got out to ask people out side, and they had not felt it.
  • kampala - for about 25 seconds at about 09:20hrs
  • Entebe - I saw my desktop computer shaking and heard a low humming noise.
  • Kampala/Kasubi - I was watching CNN and the TV and the chair I was seated in started shaking for about one and a half minutes.
  • Kacyiru - This earthquake shook for a few seconds was in my office hard windows shaking, after saw cracks on the wall, its the second of a sort since last month.
  • mubende - Slight shaking felt at 10.05am ...thank God it was minimal.back to work
  • Kigali - About one minute. It was strong enough to wake me, but nowhere near doing any damage to property.
  • Kampala - 2 seconds
  • Kampala - Light shaking for around 20 seconds. No damage
  • rubirizi - shaking for some time
  • Queen Elizabeth np - We made a journey through Uganda and at that time we were having a break. We stood on the ground out of the truck. We all felt the earth shaking for 4-8s.
  • Kigali - Brief, No damage but most definitely an earthquake.
  • Fort Portal - Weak shaking
  • USGS Rubirizi, Uganda Jul 30 07:02 5.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Lake Albert Region, Uganda Feb 25 17:19 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kampala - Moderate shake of furniture and building. Lasted for a few minutes
  • USGS Hoima, Uganda Feb 25 17:19 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nsunga, Tanzania Sep 10 12:27 5.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • entebbe - Ik was op mijn hotelkamer en hoorde eert een soort gerommel dat dichterbij kwam. het gebouw begon te schudden. gasten liepen naar buiten. de beving hield ongeveer 30 seconden aan
  • Kigali - Building shook for 30 secs to a minute. Felt longer
  • Kigali - Minor shaking. No prop damage.
  • kampala - It was quite strong with a loud rumbling sound. Buildings shook for approx 20 seconds
  • Mbarara - Almost 1 minute strong shaking but no damage.
  • Bbunga near Lake Victoria, Kampala - Almost a minute of low rumbling like a train coming in to a station. Whole house shook. Scary experience. Worst yet in Kampala.
  • Entebbe - I'm at 4th floor and we felt it
  • Bujumbura - I felt the house and the dining table moving, it my mind playing with me as my mom keeps taljing and acting like she didn't notice a thing
  • entebbe - .
  • Kampala. - Strong shaking with "passing" rumbling sound.between 20 and 30 seconds.
  • Kampala - Was awakened from a jet-lag nap to find the bed shaking, along with a rumbling sound. Ceiling fan swayed significantly. The biggest shaking lasted for about 30 seconds, then became slight for another 30 seconds or so (like residual vibrations). We watched the ceiling fan keep swaying/vibrating for the full minute.
  • Busia - I felt the earthquake at approximately 4:05 to 4:06 local time and it was quite violent that we had to step out of the house for a whole two minutes and wait for it to abate.
  • Kigali - no damage, windows rattled, it lasted for close to a minute
  • Bungoma - Was in the laundry room by the washing machine and would have been sure the machine was on because of the vibrations until my gal yelled out that the house was shaking
  • Busia - It was very noisy and everything was shaking inside the house and outside
  • Webuye - Firm tremors that lasted about 30 secs. Second wave found me outside and the door was rattling and lines shaking violently.
  • Fort Portal - Becuase of the mountains we experience small quakes all the time. This one was different. It was very long... Felt like at least 15 seconds.
  • Kigali - Was on 6th floor (highest level in this building) of Telecom House and felt shaking for more than 1 minute. People on lower floors exited the building quickly but we stayed on 6th floor.
  • mbarara - felt shaking
  • Ngra - Was inside and felt and heard it. At first thought it was a truck passing on the road until it lasted too long. Lasted a total of maybe a minute.
  • Kihihi - Lasted for nearly a minute long! Water was moving in glass.
  • Entebbe - I was inside the house and felt the earth shaking. Also doors and windows were rattling for about 1 minute. Nothing got broken.
  • Kitshanga - Se sintió un leve movimiento de aproximadamente 5 segundos.La cama en la que dormía se movió.
  • Bukoba - I heard it from relatives that some bungalows collapsed. Property damage realized
  • Bujumbura - Furniture shaking for 15 seconds.
  • webuye - I was in bedroom watching a movie wen I realized my bed is shaking the laptop and the table the ceiling too was shaking vigorously on moving out of the house the Windows n doors in the other houses were shaking it was so terrifying I thought the houses gonna come down!
  • Kipture village - There was an earthquake here in kipture area buh there was no damge or any injured buh the earthquake was very strong cause i could here the whole house shaking strongly
  • Gulu - House was shaking l was in bed reading a novel en l saw the water in a bottle shaking. I came out en found mi big sis carring my young sis.
  • Siaya - I saw walls of buildings shaking strongly, didn't witness any damages though
  • Mfangano Island - Felt the tremor as I was lying in bed & figured it could be an earthquake so I got out of the house & kept hearing my windows as well as the neighbours' shaking. No damages reported though.
  • Kitale - Round about 40 seconds. No damage
  • Nandi Hills - Windows and doors flexed but no damage. Strong enough shaking to make us go outside
  • Nandi Hills - Strong enough shaking to make us leave the house.
  • Entebbe - The whole house shook,windows rustled there also was a rummbling noise during the quake like the kind a grade makes but louder.I felt the shake in 3waves of about 20seconds each.the first two were the strongest
  • Bukavu - While I Was sitting in the office I Felt office door moving and the table and chair shaking
  • Mugondoi - Windows flexed violently but didn't break.
  • Nansana, Wakiso District - Strong shaking for a minute with rumbling sound. Cracks on some tall buildings in Kampala. A road in Entebbe also reported to have developed a crack.
  • Bushenyi - My bed and the floor shook vigorously no damage
  • Kampala - Pendant la sieste du samedi vers 14h30, réveillé par le bruit du vibrement des vitres et vibration du lit. le temps de comprendre que c'était un tremblement. Pas de dégâts mais surprenant pendant env 20-25 secondes
  • Kitale - there was no damages apart from little shaking
  • Serengeti - Small shaking
  • kampala - was honking it was strong I cummed so fast.
  • EMSC Lake Victoria Region, Tanzania Sep 10 12:27 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kigali - A bit of surprised that in Kigali it was felt
  • Kigali - No damage. One big shake.
  • entebbe - No damage that I'm aware of. The house rumbled and rattled. I'm directly on the soreline of Lake Victoria, there was no noticeable water surge.
  • Kampala - Felt in Kampala, no damage.
  • Mbale - Gentle tremor for a minute or two.
  • mwanza - Seal fan was shacking. And loud sound from everywhere. All large building were shacking
  • Rabuor, Kisumu - No damage. Other reports of the same event from Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western regions of Kenya
  • BUKAVU - léger pendant 30 à 45 secondes
  • Kitale - Felt it strongly in house. Items vibrated, rattled, including windows, furniture. Lasted about 3 minutes, getting more intense by the minute.
  • Kampala - Moderate to strong shaking slightly over a 30 seconds accompanied with a "passing" low tone rumbling sound
  • Bujumbura - Il n y a pas eu de degats juste quelquzs secousses une dizaine de secondes
  • Bujumbura - Quelques secousses pas de degats
  • nakulybye kampala - i got so scared
  • Bondo - 10th September 2016, 1525 hours East African Time. Strong earth tremor approx 5.4 Richter scale hits bondo town. Weak hanging things fall from the wall and slight plaster drops. Local news channels report trans nzoia as the epicenter since most of the damage reports are noted there. Best guess it was almost 6.3 in that place. Same time and day another earthquake reported in Uganda.
  • Kigali - It is too taff and dangerous
  • Mwanza - I flew to Mwanza in the morning from Bukoba enroute to Dar es Salaam in the evening. The TV was shaking then stopped for a while and started again. I went out on realising it was tremor. Later heard about the disaster in my home town. And it had collapsed houses, hitting people in my own Village, Mulaya katerero ward.
  • GEOFON Lake Victoria Region Sep 10 12:27 5.8 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kampala - Secousse de quelques secondes précédé d'un bruit assez assourdissant
  • Bomet - Light tremor lasted about 3-5 seconds
  • Kigali - Cabinets opened, glass warped but didn't break, lasted about 6-7 seconds
  • Kampala - No damage. It shook for a long time.
  • Kampala - Low rumbling tone for about 30-60secs. Everyone went outside.
  • Kampala - strange and frightening sensation. Third time in less than two years.
  • Najjeera-Kampala - Shaking for a good 20 seconds but no damage.
  • Kitale - Felt household items rattling, glass, roof vibrating. Lasted about 3 minutes, getting more intense by the minute.
  • Kaniga-Gicumbi-Province Nord - Aucun dommage
  • Hima - Kasese - Property not damaged but the ground shaking lasted almost a minute,
  • Central - BUGEMA IN LUWERO DISTRICT I was seated in my room then i experienced that. my laptop fell down including my food on a chacaol stove yet am a student.
  • Musoma - No damage
  • Webuye - I was just having my lunch on 10 September 2016 at my hotel stay, Felt light Shaking. Lasted for few secs. Restaurant refrigerator starts shaking making little noise of bottles which kept in the refrigerator.
  • EMSC Lake Edward Region, Uganda Nov 25 09:38 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kilembe, Uganda Nov 25 09:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Uganda Aug 19 22:17 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Margherita, Uganda Oct 31 01:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Lake Albert Region, Uganda Oct 31 01:05 4.7 10 MAP
    GEOFON Uganda Oct 31 01:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kiboga town concil - Not yet getting information. Near me no problem
  • Kiboga - pas de degats
  • Kazo, Ibanda - About 0405hrs local time felt a humming sound and movement of about 30sec
  • Bunia - Pas de dommages mais secousse d'une dizaine de secondes assez intense
  • Fort Portal - It was a little after four when the entire family was woken up by a loud noise and shaking. It was intense but short lived. Friends reported damage as one student had a wall of his room fall down.
  • Fort Portal - The earth quake sounded like a bomb. It was loud but short in length. Everyone woke up. There was damage reported by a friend who helps students. A wall fell down next the the boys head.
  • Kampala - Licht geschud
  • Kampala - Just after 4 am. Gentle wave.
  • Dodoma - No damage to property - series of five or so within an hour.
  • EMSC Lake Albert Region, Uganda Aug 05 07:34 4.6 30 MAP
    USGS Kigorobya, Uganda Aug 05 07:34 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Uganda Aug 05 07:33 4.7 10 MAP
  • Gulu - In fifth floor hotel room and felt it...drapes were moving.
  • Namuwongo, Kampala, Uganda - Today morning the shaking was felt approx:1 minute, shaking door and water. Morning Two times happened after 3`o clock again one more time very small shake...
  • EMSC Lake Albert Region, Uganda Aug 05 06:02 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Uganda Aug 05 06:02 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Lake Albert Region, Congo Jul 03 22:22 5.2 10 MAP
  • Beni - I felt this earthquake while working inside in Beni, DRC. At first I thought it was a large lorry passing or low-flying helicopters, but realized within a few seconds that it was too strong for that and was indeed an earthquake. Window glass rattled and pencils jittered across my desk.
  • GEOFON Uganda Jul 03 22:22 5.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gulu University - i was in the hostel level four(4th floor) when we were having a medical research meeting,GUMSA research when all over a sudden we saw our PCs shaking,tables,seats and i first ran to the Balcony only to find that it was too intense and other guys had already started hustling downstairs,so i immediately joined them and reached ground floor when i had not picked even a single item not even my PC that i was using, a day ago, it had also happened though during the day
  • Ntinda Kalinabiri - Even my pans rattled. I could feel everything shaking. The birds in the tree outside my house were scared and made noises long after the tremor stopped. The heaviest piece of furniture in my dining room seemed to be moving.
  • IBBH Entebbe - Felt nauseous at first and realized it felt like I was swaying.
  • Bwebajja Entebbe - At 1.31am Bwebajja Entebbe rd received another quake but this time round very light. But the bed didn't forget to shake.
  • Kampala - Another one! Felt these strong shakes and jolted awake to find my bed shaking like a leaf. At least 20-30 seconds long.
  • kyambogo, naalya - just felt it now around 1.15am.... oh my God.
  • Uganda Kampala - I felt it in Kampala. Another earthquake from lake Albert. Sitting on toilet. Shaking for a few seconds.
  • Masaka - I was resting in the back of my car and thought someone was trying to break in because the car was rocking so much. Shaking lasted 1-2 minutes. A lot of dogs barking!
  • Kampala - Third tremor/quake in one evening and second day in a week!
  • Kampala - weak shaking on 2nd floor of hotel in Kampala.
  • Rubaga - Time check 1:35am another earthquake it took btn 5 to 7 seconds.
  • Jinja , Uganda - I have experienced a bad one before, so i wasnt schocked!
  • Entebbe - At approximately 1:35am local time on Thursday July 4th (22:35 GMT/UTC on Wednesday July 3rd) I was working late on floor above the ground when I felt the vibrations through the seat I was in. Outside the usual night time quiet was interrupted when I heard birds squaking and flying out of the trees in a panic. I noticed the windows, and everything in the room was vibrating(for lack of a better word) and that is when I realised it was an Earthquake. Probably lasted about 30-45 seconds,then everyt
  • Bunga, Kampala - I was in the bathroom having a bath and felt the ground shake. I run out for dear life!
  • Kampala - It was light
  • Mbuya, Kampala - felt the couch shake, the cats went crazy, confirmed with neighbors that it wasn't my imagination. no damage, nothing fell. seems to be an aftershock.
  • Kampala - had one strong tremor at 10,30pm then two strong tremors at 1.30am, which were spaced approx 15 secs apart.So far no aftershocks of significance.
  • Kampala Bugolobi - Felt another tremor at 1 something,felt the ground move and heard birds outside making alot of noise!does anyone have any idea what is causing this?we might be sitting on a big thing waiting to happen!
  • Kampala at Sir Apollo Kagwa road. - late night at 1:40. I felt the floor is shaking.
  • Kololo, Kampala - In Kololo, Kampala I felt strong shaking at about 10.23 on Wednesday night and then at about 1.50 am on Thursady 4 July. In both cases windows, light bulbs and wall hanging were shaking for about 20 second
  • Arua - I was for supper, and there was this rumbling noise and soon I realise the house is vigorously shaking.... I had to do what every person in a life threatening situation would do... #Abandon my chicken
  • Kampala, Kasubi - so far it is the strongest shake i have ever felt, it took some time shaking and somehow i was nervous when will it stop but thanks be to Jesus it eventually stopped.
  • kireka - was on my bed n felt my legs shaking n the walls were vibrating
  • Mutundwe - it was light
  • Kampala, Munyonyo - I was reading my emails at about 1.30 am (EAT) when I felt the ground shaking lightly and doors squeaking.
  • Makerere - I felt it twice,lasted for about 15 to 30 seconds. I was on fifth floor and all of a sudden everything around was shaking including the bed! People started screaming and we all came out of hostel and waited in the parking lot for like 30mins
  • Kampala - light shaking around 9:30 pm east african time..lasted 15 seconds..then second tremor around 2:00 am east african time
  • Ntinda2 Road, Kampala - I am working on my laptop.I feel that someone shaking my laptop.I run away outside. Dogs are barking because of earthquake.
  • Kampala - Kiwatule - I felt it.... First around 10.30 pm then again when I was sleeping around 1.30 am. The second one was longer and rather disconcerting!
  • Kampala - I was still working in office when a moderate shaking took place for about some seconds This happened approximately 22:40 on Wednesday 3 /07/ 2013
  • Kampala - Felt last night around 1030pm and again in the middle of the night awakened from sleep. Both times the vibrations were mild and only lasted for a short time like several seconds.
  • Kampala - Woke me up but I don't know how long it lasted. Kinda scary.
  • Arequipa - Just a bit of shaking.
  • Fort-Portal - Evening in house - Pre-noise - Shaked - Wondering - MOved out - 20-30 secs - 3 replicas felt in night
  • Nakaale, Karamoja, Uganda - I awoke at 1:30, feeling another tremor. The keys hanging in the door shook and made a lot of noise.
  • Kampala - Felt the room shaking for the second time today within three hours..July 4th around 1:20 am. Lasted a few seconds.
  • Buhweju - The shaking was minimal, never felt it much as i was driving home after work!
  • Mukono - At 10:30 while discussing with a friend on 4th floor of a storied building, had a mild shaking lasting 30 seconds, 13:30 woke up to shaking and rattling windows, lasting another 50 seconds quite scaring but was mild, Are safe??, What can we do to reduce the fear?????
  • Kampala - Lying in bed, felt the bed rocking for about 30 seconds. Felt it again several hours later,at about 0130 h July 4.
  • Kampala - July 3rd 11 pm and again at around 1 am, watching the events in Egypt on CNN, I felt the bed shaking, TV rocked, dogs howling outside. Lasted about 45 sec - 1 min. Gentle build up and then faded away.
  • Masaka - In my office during a meeting, we experienced a light shaking for a short time.
  • Bwebajja - I am a international volunteer living in a house full of other volunteers. Some of us were laying on the floors drawing for classrooms at our volunteer location and felt the floor starting to shake. We all didn't realize it was an EQ as first. It lasted for around for 5-7 seconds. We woke up to an after shock later in the night for a shorter amount of time. I just felt the bed shake for a few seconds then it was finished.
  • Najjera, Northern Kampala - i was just dozing off at about 2220 hrs when I felt my bed tremble and then sort of rock. i could hear the sound in the walls as they appeared to vibrate. I checked the time so that i could ascertain the source the next day. it was about 2224 hrs
  • Mukono Kampala - I asked my kids and the house helps to move out of the house! No govt official has yet issued a statement alerting the country on what to do should these tremors become severe
  • Upper Konge, Makindye, Kampala - Felt it around 10.30pm. Went outside and some of the trees were shaking
  • Kigoowa, Ntinda - In Kigoowa, Ntinda, i felt the first one at about 10:30pm, I was lying down thinking probably it will just pass like the one of Tuesday, when my bedroom door and wardrobe continued rumbling, tears began to flow but I was just too numb to move downstairs as I kept calling on the Name of Jesus Christ. Then the one after 1am, I was thinking to myself this is it. The dogs first started backing and even other dogs were backing in the Kiwatule neighbourhood, I just suspected it was coming back and lo
  • Kampala Naguru - I felt 3 tremors yesterday,one during the day ofice hrs that was moderate,the one at abt 10:20/30pm which seemed to go on and was quite strong and the one at about 1:20am in the night-i have never experienced such strong and frequent tremors it had me and my family members worried.I wish we could hear from an expert about the implication of this pattern and the looming risk if any we looking at inorder to be able to engage safety measures :-
  • Angal, St Luke Hospital - Nebbi - (was sleeping when suddenly I was woken up by the strong shaking of my bed. I admit I was very scared. woke up very fast and the only thing I could think of was pray. Quake was instantly followed by rain, much rain, which made me wonder, "what if it was a stronger earthquake, where would I run to for safety"? time was 1:30am and it was the second earthquake in 24 hours, the third in two days!
  • Kasese - House swaying, dogs barking that was at 10:30pm. Then another one at 1:27am.
  • Seeta, Mukono - Three tremors in one week but the second one that happened around 10:30pm was prety stronger so i rushed my family outside for safety but the last one was not scary
  • kisaasi Ntinda - The ground was shaking. Everything that wasn't nailed down was rattling. Terrifying! at about 10:30
  • Naalya, Kampala - I felt the bed I was sitting on vibrating for what seemed almost a minute. There was a bottle of water on the floor that visibly vibrated
  • Kololo, Kampala - Weak shaking, floor moving, cupboards rattling, lasted I guess 15-30 seconds.
  • Mbarara - Felt a long shaking at about 10:20pm, with internal doors rattling and a sustained rumbling sound. Was awakened by two more shakings during the night.
  • Ntinda - I was watching 2012 when suddenly I felt my sofa moving, at first I thought it was the movie but then the TV set started shaking - it was very scary - I ran out of the house- to an open place- just like I was told by my mum when I was young.
  • Kololo Hill Lane - I felt my bed shaking, so I got scared and ran out to the Living Room, just to see my television in the Living Room shaking like it was about to fall.
  • Nalya Estate, Kampala - I woke up with house vibrating. A lot of squeeking noise. All around neighborhood dogs were barking thinking thieves were trying to break walls.
  • Jinja - When i was sitting on bed suddenly bed was started shaking for few second and came out outside.
  • Kampala - I was watching Tv on the sofa when I felt rocked. Heard the glass windows rattle and the pedestal fan shook as if possessed, everything was shaking. This happened around 10:20 pm and lasted for at least half a minute. Then again around 1:26 am, same rattling and rocking, but felt minor when compared to the earlier one. Neighbour's dog was barking mad. It was scary as it happened at night. Where to run if something serious happened?
  • Kabalagala - I was seated on my bed when the tremors bed,table and building were shaking alot.they died down after about 3 minutes.
  • Kampala Bugolobi - My bed was shaking at that time. For the second time in my life i felt the EQ and both at Kampala only. It's all due to environmental changes and destruction of nature by us.
  • Ntinda - I felt around 3times at 9.30pm 2times in between 05minites gap and around 1.20am almost 5sec. Hole building was shaking and can hear the windows are banging together.
  • Kampala - In the office, 7th floor of a 9 storey building along Yusuf Lule Road, experienced light shaking.
  • Kampala - 16:41 July 2nd. In Office and slight shaking but long duration - maybe 1 minute?
  • Mbale - it was for like 5 seconds
  • Bugolobi, Kampala - In 2 days the EQ felt here 3 times in Kampala, Uganda, the shake was mild but it was scary too.. and praying to Almighty GOD for saving all mankind all over the world.
  • Kampala - very scary
  • Bugolobi, Kampala - Happened at 10.30 pm when I was still awake. Shaking for about 15-30 seconds. Happened again at around 1.30am, woke up because the bed was shaking and windows were rattling.
  • Mukono, Uganda - July 3rd 2013 at 22:21, shaking which lasted for about two minutes. Bed shaking and doors squeaking, all furniture in the house was shaking. I could hear doors squeaking for about 10 minutes after the major shake up. Small tremors lasted for some time and died down. Another one at 1:22 am of similar strength lasted about the same time but tremors died down fast
  • kampala mengo bulange - i was sleeping and i didnt feel anything. yeah too much of the experience
  • Kyaliwajjala - Was already asleep when the 1st tremor took place around 10.30pm, the rumbling noise was quite a scare, everything was shaking. I grabbed my daughter and ran to my sons' room to make to wake them up but it had stopped. Same thing happened again around 1:20am and this seemed stronger, was just too scared. Hope we are safe
  • Mukono - i was so scared every 1 got out of d hostel but I stay'd in ma rum!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thought it was d end of d world.
  • Jinja - It was around 2200 hrs at night of 6 the june 2013.The whole hotel building was shaking, infact i was on my bed i had to wake up and walk out of the hotel. People in the hotel woke up in anxiety, later in the night another shake was experienced, thank God i was asleep. Blessings Adamson.
  • Burunda/Fort Portal - Am living in Uganda since 2006 but this was the strongest earthquake I experienced in Uganda. Am living in Burunda Village, next to Kibale National Park in Kabarole; 17 km from Fort Portal Town.
  • Muyenga- Kampala, Uganda - Third earthquake in just two days. The second one last night caught me in bed. Everything around me was shaking violently. I was a little scared, thought the building was going to come down. The two earth quakes yesterday were more violent than the one on Tuesday. Can someone tell me whats going on?
  • Kampala - I was already sleepy when my wife started calling me out to alert me of the usual movements of the bed. I woke up to the rattling bed and sound outside like that of a passing aeroplane. It is then that I informed my wife, it was an earthquake more like that I experienced in June 15, 2007 when my wife was in labour ward. Then, like this one, it was night almost same time
  • Kyanja - At about 10.30pm there was light shaking of the ground which caused the windows to shake. The shaking lasted for a few seconds. As the seconds went by the shaking faded away
  • Beni - Even here in Beni, North Kivu, things on the bed fell on the floor. It felt like it lasted for ages although it didn't really. Another smaller one later in the night
  • Jinja - Evening 3 July
  • Kaiso Tonya - I work in the lake albert region living in the camp. The quake felt at around 10: p.m was very strong compared to the one on the day before. You could feel the containers shaking tempting everyone to get out as it felt as if the containers were about to break. There was another strong quake also at around 1:30 a.m which equally did the same thing. Staff who were deep asleep were woken up by the quake startled!
  • Lira - We felt a moderately strong earthquake early in the night followed by several aftershocks then another moderate quake around 1am on July 4th
  • Lainya, South Sudan - Why did the earth quake affected the entire regions of Uganda at once? Therefore, I would like professional scientists to answer my question. Anyang Abraham
  • Kiira Town in Wakiso - In Kiira, my dogs were backing unusually loud for about 10 mins before the quake. I thought there were some prowlers aroud the house,so i went out with the flashlight to confirm but nothing was there. the dogs continued to bark increasing in ferosity during the earthquake. Even after the earth quake, the dogs continued barking and i had to come out again to confirm there are no thieves. What worried me was the chicken that are incubating eggs were also crowing uncomfortably. i had to come out of
  • Lubowa - Noise.... Everything's moving..... Lot's of noise
  • Fort Portal - duration around 10 seconds
  • Bugolobi - Its been a while since I felt this kind of tremor. I was standing in the Kitchen and heard some noise then all the glass doors, windows and mirrors were rattling. It was such a weird sound that went on for some time and after a few hours about 2am another light one passed. What an experience! It was scary.
  • Kampala - I was in bed and the whole bed was shaking back and forth, I first thought maybe a mack truck was driving right by my window, it lasted for a minute or so.
  • Kampala - I was sitting with my laptop on my laps and felt that I was shaking. I thought I had a problem because I was in the same position for too long. I had to stand up to really realize that things were shaking in the house: doors, TV, decorations... It didn't break anything, nothing failed down; but it was scary. It didn't last long; but long enough for me to observe it in different places of the house... and get scared.
  • Kampala Nsambya - windows rattling, it was frightenin!
  • Bulenga, Mityana Road - I was on my bed at just after ten pm when i felt it move back and forth, i looked at the corner of my room and the whole room was shifting back and forth for at least 10 seconds. Around 2 am i felt the bed shifting again but i was sleeping so i thought it was a dream.
  • Kampala,2nd street Ind aria - At 1025 PM bed and windows are shaking and body felt deep freeze spaciously in lower foot, Sanjay
  • Namilyango, Seeta - I was watching Atakaliiko nfuufu news on Bukedde TV then i felt the chair shaking. the maid was in the kitchen, I called her that there is an earthquake and she ran to check on TV, she thought I was watching it on TV, since it was her first expereince. Tina Omo
  • Juba, South Sudan - Shaking of building felt, dangling objects began to sway. The effect was noticed by many occupants of the building
  • Entebbe - We heard rumblings and felt the tremors for about 3 minutes long, everything shaking in the house.
  • Buziga Hill - the tremmer was enough for me to get a fright thinking the house was collapsing.
  • Kampala - Scary and unnerving
  • Muntungo - The shake lasted about 30 seconds in Mutungo
  • Lubugumu Wakiso - at around 10 as we were going for family pray I felt the ground shaking than the roof I ran for my baby who was sleeping already in the bedroom.
  • Kampala - Is Dega-lasy It has happen since I was still awake watching TV with my family in a sitting room the time it occurs I had just felt it on foot even I thought they were those heavy vehicles outside till I recorded it was earthquake because it was my first time ever since I was born to felt it!
  • Kisaasi Kampal - It was strong shaking
  • Buliisa - Shaking tables,cups and iron sheets.
  • Kinyara Masindi - I run out forgetting my wife and the two year old child,I ordered her from out side not to forget the child,,,I was embarrassed to find my sisters all outside,yet I was in my boxer,when the second earthquake happened at 1:00 am I left to go out alone but this time my darling ordered be to carry the child since it was now my turn,,before i could the earthquake faded away.
  • Masaka - In bed and it woke me up.
  • Muyenga Kampala - Our whole bed was shaking.......we were praying
  • Kampala - I thought I had had a bit too much to drink, then I noticed it was the room not me, So I got back to my beer
  • Luzira,Kampala - I was seated down and felt the floor shaking.
  • Munyonyo, Kampala - I did not feel first one on tues but last night's at 10.30 was quite scary as rumbling, rattling windows kept going on for so long. Then again more rumblings (aftershock) in the middle of the night as my bed shook and it woke me up. Very strange to have so many in such small time period. Have felt them before but always only been a single one and then months or years in between. Actually this the strongest so far.
  • Lubowa - Woke me up
  • kampala - was sitting on sofa n n suddenly started shaking badly n that too 3 times!!
  • Najjera 2 Ntinda - it was the longest i felt an earthquake in Kampala.everything was shaking
  • Kampala - Shaking strong enough to rattle all the glasses...
  • Arua - Between 10pm and 3am I notice three distinct tremors. Strong shaking during the first one, just after 10 pm. Later, a slight one. After 2am another strong shaking.
  • Kampala - Last night around 10:25 pm I was watching tv with my family when my sister who was laying on the sofa suddenly shouted EQ!!! no sooner had she finished saying it when vase decoration on top of our TV started to shake, we all run out from our 1st floor flat and stayed there until the tremors stopped. The electricity had blacked out during the shaking for a couple of seconds,this scared the other people who were on their way running down the stairs. We returned to our flats at 10.30pm and waited
  • kampala - Shaking went on for close to 30 seconds, quite scary really
  • Masaka - it was between 9pm -10pm when all of a sudden everything was shaking then later in the night must have been around 3 or 4 am but that was light.
  • Ntinda - The first one, was watching TV and felt alot of shaking. The second one, had just gone to bed. this was more scaring since it was late and people were glued up in their beds.
  • Muyenga - The whole flat was shaking for about 3mins.
  • Kampala - I was doing a presentation in one of the high rise towers in Kampala and some one in the audience demanded i stop the presentation. The building was all shaking like a tree branch.. we were all terrified for about 1 Minute. It repeated again shortly.
  • kampala,uganda - In Uganda kampala, I felt a light tremor on Tuesday afternoon at about 4pm-5pm. On Wednesday night at about 10pm, I felt a strong tremor that shook the house and everything in it lasted abt a minute. Later in the morning hours on Thursday at abt 1am-2am, I felt a light tremor again
  • kyangwali hoima district - It was around 1:30 pm i was kind of dozing after along days work, I heard a huge noise like heavy wind, only to see my bed shaking and the house roof literally going off. I ask the Ugandan Government to install early warming systems in the risky Albertine areas. Also the Government should inform people if we are in danger here in Hoima and other regions. Joseph Oima, Kyangwali, just a few kms from Lake Albert
  • Lubowa-Ebb-Uganda - Sooooooo scary for the brief moment it lasted. It felt like a bulldozier was.drilling my hse from the ground. The shaking of the hse was so scary. Even the dogs outside felt it passing!
  • arua - i was watchin tv and everything was just shaking and again at around 1am ugandan time there was another quake before the rains but since mornin no serious reports of damage have come through
  • Namugongo - I could feel the ground shaking and hear and rattling windows for about 1minute
  • Bwebajja, Entebbe Road - Was scary!!
  • Kampala, Kisaasi - I had just written in my dairy, and was reading L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries on my laptop when I felt it. I knew it was an earthquake when it got stronger, and honestly I thought the roof would give in. It didn't.
  • Lwero - We were sitting in a conference room and we all felt it. We thought a huge construction was occurring or someone was deliberately shaking our chairs. One of us was from California, USA and knew it was an earthquake.
  • Kampala-Uganda - It was terrifying. I have felt earth quakes before but this one was a bit scarely; it shook my house and everything in it. My television set almost shattered. I thought the world as we know it had come to an end. It was a unique experience for me and my family. happened twice, first at around 9:30pm then 40 minutes later.
  • kitintale - i was picking something on the floor when it happened.u can imagine,iwas on my knees when the tremor occured
  • Jinja - Woke up when my bed was shaking. I remember I even heard some strange noises./.
  • Kitende (Entebbe Rd) - Was in bed reading and heard rumbling and felt the whole house shaking at 10.30pm, felt a moderate aftershock at 1.30am of the same strength but for only a few seconds.
  • Kla - i felt it
  • Arua - The first day i was in office and felt my desk shaking and my chair, so i raced out it was around 4:37pm on 3rd and the 4th i was lying in bed at around 10:30pm and the 1:30am i was lying in Bed and the i felt a huge shake scaring!!!
  • Kampala - The third one was very strong.
  • Kampala - I was surfing in the net as I was full of boredom, there was no electricity either.i suddenly I started feeling dizzy,with no delay, realized that it was an earthquake when I heard my perfume bottle falling down from my dressing no vein I called up my mom,but the network was soon stopped in some12 seconds.i was relaxed.-By:sravya
  • Juba, South Sudan - I was sitting in my home on the bank of the river Nile, and for maybe 10 seconds i felt my desk move and the curtains began swaying a lot. I thought my house foundation was falling, it was a very weird feeling.
  • Nyungwe National Forest - About 9:30 pm... in Nyungwe national forest.... bed started shaking that i was sitting on. Lasted about 30-45 seconds.. Wondered if Cabin was going to fall down. Then again around 2 am... bed shook in same manor for about the same length of time... Other people in the room experienced it, too.
  • Soroti - Watching TV and I was shaking, then I heard the windows and doors shaking.
  • Bukoto next to northern bypass - Wednesday night at 10.30pm. was alone watching 'agataliko nfuffu' news on bukedde. Was on a single chair made out black wood-very strong chair when it started swaying and the two padlocks of the burglar proof iron door were knocking like bells.It was so tense that I husband came after almost a minute and still felt it! it was coming from the direction of the bypass co I thought at first it was a very heavy track moving.I knew we were gonna die cos it lasted like 2mins.and all I coul
  • Hoima - Kijungu - 3/7/2013 - Was on my reading table filling my crossword when birds outside started to make a lot of noise, then hell went loose the tiles on the roof vibrating. I run to my little daughters room to pick her but then it had gone away.
  • Ntinda - it was a heavy one but i wasnt scared, i guess its because am confident in God. however i would like to respond to the comments by scientists who say that the earth quake cant be linked to the oil drilling, i dont agree because it is possible the oil drilling contractors may be drilling beyond the acceptable levels...someone should watch the movie ,RING OF FIRE, you will understand what am trying to say.
  • Kireka - Was in my bed when I felt the tremors about 10pm wed night...was not concious of earth quake.But whn my sister told me.."do U feel the ground earthquake" it occured to that ,the tremors was an earth quake.Second time in my life..first was in my childhood.
  • Fort Portal, Uganda - 6/15/2013 at approximately 0730 UTC, shaking lasted 30-40 seconds, nothing was knocked over. I talked with people who lived 20km south, and they had felt it too.
  • Nateete - it was freakin scarery though not that intense...i was watching screen when all of asudden the walls started shaking plus the seat i was seated in
  • Soroti - I thought my wife was convulsing in bed beside me.
  • Kampala, Uganda - Bit of exaggerated information on this earthquake issue. Was not that bad in Kampala
  • Hoima - 3 separate quakes between around 7.00pm in the evening on the 3rd and 1.15am on the 4th. The last was the biggest, and went on the longest (at least one minute). Everything vibrated and rattled, and there was a deep rumbling sound. Quite alarming - we rushed outside on all three occasions. Could hear a lot of cries and shouting throughout the town.
  • Walkerton - I hit my head and fell off the couch!!!
  • USGS Lake Albert Region, Uganda Jul 03 22:22 5.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Lake Albert Region, Congo Jul 03 19:21 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kampala, Uganda - Felt like the table was rocking
  • Kampala, Lugogo By Pass - I was in the office and I felt the floor and my desk shaking for several seconds. Also the window trembled very strong.
  • Kamwokya, Kampala - I am very sensitive to movement and also in watching a picture on the wall of our 1st floor office, would say that the movement from first to last ripple lasted up to two minutes, possibly even more. This was confirmed by the fact that we discussed this among colleagues for quite some time as it was occurring. It was quite vigorous, enough to cause visible movement but no displacement of objects.
  • Kampala - Yes I also experienced a Moderate shaking. We live near the lake and it was for approx 1 min. My staff and I discussed it after and no damage done
  • Bukoto, Kampala - I felt a slight shake and didn't realise it was an earthquake until when I heard on News this morning!
  • Mubende - i was at office. so i felt earthquake. my colleague went out office. i am from japan. so i thought, that is not so strong. but my colleague thought that is little bit strong.
  • Wakiso - I am on my vacation and stay in Kajjansi, whick is in Wakiso. I was sitted in the couch and was some program on TV around 16:30Hrs and felt that the floor was shaking in a slow rythm. The frames pictures on the were also shaking
  • kampala - Light shaking. Could hear window pane shaking. Shook the bed, audible rattling in second story of for story apartment building.
  • Muyenga, Kampala - 10.23 pm - Sitting in our house when we noticed the doors started to rattle. Our teenage son was awoken. Lasted about 1 minute.
  • Jinja Uganda - Working on my laptop and felt my chair rocking gently and my tea cup shaking on the desk at 22.23 local time. I felt the house rocking, windows rattling as well. The shaking lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Kampala - i felt like there was a earthquake but then thought maybe i m imaging things.. now i know there was earthquake.. another one came few minutes ago on 3/7/2013 arnd 10:25pm.. i would say that was light shaking
  • Kampala - Living in Najjanankumbi in an apartment block, we felt the building shake for about a minute
  • Kampala - 1-2 min
  • Kampala, Sheraton Hotel - Felt 2 tremors. Tuesday afternoon 2/7/2013 Could feel the ground moving and the couch in the lobby lounge swaying ever so slightly. 2nd tremor 10:30pm 03/07/2013 Kampala, Najjera 1 Area. Could feel the bed swaying and mosquito net was visibly disturbed with movement as the 4 poster bed amplified the tremor effect.
  • kampala - felt tremmors for several seconds
  • Gulu - Lying in bed when the bed starts shaking. Second time in two days I have felt shaking.
  • Kampala - In a hotel on third floor in Kampala. Felt mild earthquake that lasted over a minute at around 20:30 on 3 July 2013.
  • Jinja - Mild shaking of the couch, doors rattling and the floor visibly moving. Light shaking, no displacement of pictures or wall decor.
  • Jinja - I was sitting at my desk and felt very slight movements of the floor. I thought I heard a low rumble in the distance, but it may have been traffic of other noises in the neighborhood.
  • Bugolobi - was sitting at home and just felt everything shaking and saw glasses moving a bit on the table,todays lasted longer than the one that happened the other day
  • kampala - 15 second qarthquick on 22:23 on 3/07/2013 we are comming from kutch gujarat india so we knew this is normal earthquick
  • naalya estate wkiso/kampala - Felt chair shaking, tables shook too, felt house shake. children scared and dogs running around strangely
  • Mukono - Definite rocking for at least one minute.
  • Kampala, Lugogo by Pass - was sitting at home watching TVand just felt everything shaking and the windows trambling ,today lasted longer than the one of yesterday and we went out of the house.
  • masaka - at about 10:15pm while seated on my bed third floor of my apartment i felt my feet as though they were floating then my bed began to rattle and the whole building started to literally vibrate this lasted for about 1min or more. Had dressed down i jumped into my jeans and t shirt lest the crumble find me naked.
  • Jinja - Felt some Light shaking (but still scaring) in Jinja around 22:30 local time.
  • Kampala - The large mirror on my wall fell off and hit the ground.
  • Kampala Bugolobi - Windows were rattling... Bed was shaking... Lasted almost 30sec
  • Kamyoka, Kampala - quite scary shake had to run down the building
  • Kampala - 1st earthquake I have ever felt, so hard to gauge severity, but felt like someone pushing repeatedly on the wall behind my bed head.
  • Kampala - Furniture shaking for probably a couple of minutes
  • ggaba - felt the entire house shake
  • Mubende - Was watching tv, windows and building rattled. light shaking
  • Kampala - Was reading on the bed and could feel the tremors. My neighbors too could feel the same.
  • Jinja - Chair and table was shaking
  • Kampala - Mild Shakeup Lasting For About 10 Seconds...Twice Within A Space Of 5 Seconds...Very Mild On The 4th Floor...No Damage At All...Mild Tremble..
  • Bukoba, Tanzania - Balcony shaking
  • Kampala - I felt some movement in the room around 10:20 pm on July 3rd - it was like a washing machine or something running next to my hotel room door..My room was shaking a bit and I got ready in case if I have t run downstairs. It lasted only a few seconds..but scary..
  • Kampala - About 10 seconds saking, bed, table and chair
  • Iganga - I felt a slight shaking and heard a low rumble between 5 and 10 seconds.
  • Kampala - I felt the earthquake but wasn't so intense. I had a glass of juice on my table but wasnt in position to push it down.
  • Kampala - First time experienced, immediately googled.
  • Kampala - The bed in which i was sitting started shaking and i felt as if iam dizzy.It took few seconds to realise that it is EQ It happened at about 10.30 PM Kampala time on 3rd july 2013 and we rushed out in open.The promenade bricks down had also loosened and moved
  • Kampala - At Kololo hill we experienced beds were shaking.
  • Jinja, Uganda - We had an earthquake on July 2nd and July 3rd. The earthquake on the 3rd was stronger and longer. Furniture and things in cabinets were shaking and rattling. The house was also moving. We live on the second floor so we outside to get to the ground floor.
  • Lubowa, Kampala - I was sitting in my room and using the laptop on my desk, just relaxing. And then suddenly I see the lamp shaking and then my chair started shaking as well. Took me a second to realize what it was and i got really scared. There was another one half an hour ago and this time it was longer.
  • Kampala - Ongeveer een minuut lang trilde ons guesthouse, alsof er een zware truck of wals langs het guesthouse reed.
  • Kirasa Masindi - It was about 10:22 today, was on my bed and the concrete ceiling on my room began to shake very strongly, it also happened yestetday (Tuesday 2nd July 2013)Today's was stronger, had to run out of the house.
  • Kyenjojo Western Uganda - 4th Floor Hotel - strong shaking lasting approx 1 minute - at peak building visibly swaying - enough to make guests in upstairs rooms begin to vacate. No apparent damage.
  • Entebbe - Doors and windows shaking rumbling steadily. Sounded like aircraft taking off nearby.
  • Old Kampala, Uganda - Every object in the house shook for nearly five minutes
  • Jinja - Felt like a long rumble, lasting maybe a good 30 seconds to a minute
  • Ggaba Road Laaluma Nivas - By far the most violent shake that i have felt in Uganda for the last couple of years. Rumbling went on for at least 20-30 seconds.
  • Bweyogerere, Wakiso - I thought it was just the weak table I was using to iron...but it just wasn't it alone, the doors (strong ones!) too were quaking at their hinges!
  • kiwoko, luwero - first experience of an earthquake....the whole house shaking felt like it was a long time!
  • Jinja, Uganda - I was comfortably sitting on my bed at about 10:45 pm local time and felt someone is shaking my bed. Suddenly i felt its an earth quake.
  • kampala - The house is shaking.
  • wakiso town - exciting and alarming
  • Muyenga bukasa - Very strong n scaring, heard birds making noises, it took some time, made phone calls n posted on Facebook after the tremor, relieved to find others had experienced it,Thank God for protecting us
  • Kiwatule - Funny I didnt relize what it was at first.. thought my eyes had been on the screen for too long but when my Office chair departed from my desk and my closet doors where shaking ....ohhh Ok now this is Cool...a small earthquake... only every experienced it once before in Beirut, no damage done we are all good to go..
  • Arua - A rumble and some weak shaking for about 15-20 seconds at 10:24 p.m. July 3, 2013
  • Mulago-Kalerwe, Kampala - Balcony glass doors started shaking and making noise... from a building of 6 flats, all the neighbors came out and ran down the stairs as the ground shook making us lose balance
  • Kampala / Wampewo - Speke Apartments - Was in the apartment doing some work, when the entire room shook. I just ran to the door and looked outside. The quake lasted less than minute but it really scared.
  • Luzira, Kampala - i live right next to lake Victoria. felt the bed shake and looked up to see me LED TV shuddering on its wall-mount... next the balcony frames were rattling and it went on for almost 15-20 seconds. was quite bone-chilling.
  • Kigali, Rwanda - We felt shaking for about 5 seconds, the couch moved a bit with us seated on it.
  • Entebbe - I was on bed when I had the bedroom window shake for close to 9-15 seconds. My neighbours ran to our house for refuge because they have never had such an experience
  • Naguru - Was in bed and felt rumbling sound and room was moving, curtains were actually swaying. Wierd feeling. Second one in two days! Yesterday it was while I was in office.
  • USGS Lake Albert Region, Uganda Jul 03 19:21 5.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Uganda Jul 03 19:21 5.7 21 MAP
    EMSC Lake Albert Region, Uganda Jul 02 13:33 5.0 10 MAP
    USGS Lake Albert Region, Uganda Jul 02 13:33 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Uganda Jul 02 13:33 5.1 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Acholi Inn, Gulu, Uganda - We were sitting in the restaurant of the Acholi Inn when we felt the earth shake back and forth, heard a rumble and saw the glass windows (loose in their sliding panes) shake back and forth for 2-3 seconds. It produced a slight rocking back and forth in my chair. It was light enough that others in the restaurant were not aware of the movement.
  • Kampala, Uganda - The house was shaking, the table I was sat at visibly shaking for several seconds.
  • Kampala - In bathroom in a 3 storied flat in Naalya estates. The mirror on the wall was rattling and so was the toilet seat where I was seated.
  • Kigali - Light shaking in the building we are at.
  • Jinja - Felt slight rocking while sitting on bed, noticed stack of plastic boxes shaking slightly.
  • Bukuya - Sitting in the office, and felt the tremmors
  • Kampala - The rocking gained momentum for 3-5 secs or so then faded away. It shook the office block.
  • Ntinda, Kampala - I was on the 2nd Floor of an office block in Ntinda a Kampala suburb leaning on tslight shake, I thought the table was collapsing, then a friend told me it was an earthquake. We experience it for some seconds.
  • Kigorobya - Sitting in a clinic and the walls and the ceiling shook for quite some time. Enough time for all five of us to assess what was happening and then run out of the building while the clinic continued to shake.
  • Gulu - I was staying in a Watoto guest house with a missionary team. I was attempting to fall asleep when the bed started shaking lasting for approximately 1 minute; a second tremor followed shortly after.
  • EMSC Lake Albert Region, Congo Apr 20 00:30 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Apr 20 00:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lake Albert Region, Uganda Apr 20 00:30 5.0 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hoima - Semi-permanent house we were staying in was shaking. Lasted about one minute
  • Jinja - Bed shook and woke us.
  • Jinja - Bed shaking slightly
  • Gulu - Shaking bed
  • Budongo forest, Masindi - Very interesting to see the wildlife reaction. The black and white colobus, the baboons and the chimpanzees alarm called for a very long time after the shaking.Even the bushbucks barked.
  • Ariwara - Woke up and felt my room shaking. No aftershocks experienced, probably because I fell back asleep.
  • Serena Kampala - Woke up by bed rocking - mild and over with quickly.
  • Masindi, Uganda - House shook very hard for an extended period
  • Bunia, DR Congo - There was a smaller earthquake as well dated March 30th @ 11pm local time.
  • Kampala - felt that the bed was shaking
  • EMSC Rwanda Nov 20 16:23 4.9 15 MAP
  • Bihanga district of ibanda - i was in my 19:24(7:24 pm),i felt the desk under my pc start to shake very strong,and outside i listened the sound of the hearth quake spread around the hills!
  • Wakiso, Uganda - Sitting at my desk. My chair began shaking. I heard my wooden bookcase creak and saw movement in normally stationary objects.
  • Byumba, Rwanda - Moderate shaking here
  • Kampala, Uganda - at around 1930 this evening i felt the chair i was sitting on moving slightly and the door banged for about 10 seconds.
  • Byumba, Rwanda - I was sitting on the couch and my door started shaking, like someone was knocking really hard and then I notices everything lasted for about 5 seconds maybe.
  • Kampala Uganda - Felt shaking and heard foundation cracking in large hotel downtown Nakasero (Central Kampala). Shaking lasted about one minute
  • Kampala - Light shaking
  • Kampala - I was just laying on bed, reading with laptop! and wow I thought something strange, may be a dog or something shaking my bed but it was earthquake,from Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
  • Nkwenda, Kanungu, Uganda - Moderate shaking
  • Bukoto, Kampala - 10 seconds of shaking. Was on my bed and felt it moving, then noticed items hanging on the door moving around, and as I stood up could feel the floor shaking!
  • Lubowa - While sitting on the couch I felt a light shaking for about a minute. I thought my husband was shaking the couch and he thought I was shaking the couch. Then we noticed that the chain on a lamp was swinging slightly.
  • Kigali, Rwanda - Lasted about 45 seconds and shook the bed enough to notice. Just some light shaking though.
  • Kigali, Rwanda - My table and chairs were shaking, felt like a set of massive trucks drove by, lasted for about 5-7 seconds.
  • Kigali - On bus during afternoon quake but felt aftershock around 630pm
  • KIGALI - The shaking was up to 10 seconds and was weak.
  • KIGALI - Light shaking
  • Luwero, Kampala - At 19:15, while seated in a heavy sofa chair, I felt it shaking and saw near by stationary objects including a T.V stand shake for about 20 sec. It was weaker than the one I last felt in 2007.
  • Kigali - Around 18:30 local time, noticable shakes, strong but relatively short.
  • Kisasi, Kampala - I was watching tv an suddenly sofa moved or started shaking, I can't explain that feeling, curtains moved too like there was a breeze...Scary!
  • Bukoto - Table fan started shaking.Myself on sofa and my daughter were shaken.My wife was in prayer hall she screamed earthquake.the cradle stated moving on its own for some time
  • Bukoto - Moderate shaking here in Bukoto
  • Unknown - I was in on the fifth floor of an apartment building in Kigali, Rwanda and felt strong shaking for about 30-45 seconds around 6:30 pm on Nov 20, 2012
  • Musanze, Rwanda - Last night around dinner time (approx.) 19:00 local time, we heard rumbling like a strong wind and felt light shaking that lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Lubowa, Kampala - Nov 20th, about 19h30, felt building moving, furniture and windows shaking for about 30 seconds.
  • Kampala, Uganda - Felt shaking in SE Kampala on 3rd floor of small apartment building.
  • Kigali, Rwanda - the shaking occurred around 18:30 p.m. on November 20. I was in the center of town, in the Chadel Building. My family in Nyatutarama reported two tremors.
  • Kampala - While in my apartment in Kampala the building shook and a heavy Wall unit starting rocking with the building windows vibrating.
  • Kampala, Kabira - 20 November 19H30 during 15 secondes
  • Kigali - It started slowly (very lightly) and went strong for about 5seconds. The whole lenghth of the earthquake may be from 30seconds to 1 minute. We could see walls shaking for like 2seconds!
  • Kigali, Rwanda - Was in the hotel room and the bed began shaking (in fact all the building). May be for 15 sec. Then I went to the terrace and doors kept shaking a little bit more. Felt completely impotent and vulnerable. Next time I'll remember you'd better get under furniture. Even if useless, it can keep your mind busy instead of paniquing.
  • Ntinda - Funny thing. This is the second one I have felt. Was sitting in the same exact position I was in when I felt one even more powerful but much shorter (about 3 secs). Been wondering what it was until yesterday at 19.23. This time with 2 people present and this lasted longer. Worrysome that no one felt the one from about 2-3 months ago that felt like a canon but lasted a scary 3 seconds or less.
  • KAMPALA - Was on 3rd floor of office block around 7:30pm. Could feel shaking for around 1 minute, and hearing partitions of building shifting relative to floors
  • USGS Lake Edward Region, Uganda Nov 20 16:23 4.9 10 MAP
  • Unknown - We were staying in Bwindi national park, southwest Uganda. Had about 5 seconds of noticeable shaking, closed doors rattled in their frames and it felt a little like being on a moving train. Our first earthquake so very exciting!
  • Ishasha - The wooden hut I was staying in close to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth NP shook for 30-40 seconds. If I hadn't been in the middle of the bush I would have said it was a large truck passing.
  • Rukungiri - At first I heard the tin roof rattling then I heard loud rumbling and felt everything shake for about 30 seconds. No damage.
  • GEOFON Uganda Nov 20 16:23 4.9 23 MAP
    James Daniell CATDAT Uganda Feb 05 08:00 6.2 12 MAP
    James Daniell CATDAT Uganda May 17 07:00 6.3 35 MAP
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda Mar 20 08:00 7.2 15 MAP
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda May 04 07:00 6.0 10 MAP
    James Daniell CATDAT Uganda May 12 07:00 0.0 10 MAP
    James Daniell CATDAT Uganda Mar 18 07:00 6.0 10 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    Have you felt an earthquake ? Please fill in the form below


    I felt the shaking *
    Country where you felt the earthquake *
    City/Village where you felt the earthquake *
    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Latitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Longitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Liam Nkurunzinza says:

      I was indoors, the whole house shook and the windows ruttled, nothing fell or broke only the chairs moved slightly out of place. I tried walking, my feet felt so wobbly I sat back down. There was a humming sort of rumbling noise that accompanied the quake, it sounded like a grader but louder. I felt three waves of the shake each lasting about 20 seconds but the first two were the strongest.