Earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 hits southwestern Uganda


An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 has hit 105 km west-northwest of Mbarara in southwestern Uganda, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

According to the The epicenter of the earthquake early Sunday was 39 kilometers (24 miles) west of the western Ugandan town of Rubirizi. The quake, occurring at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), was also felt in parts of northern Tanzania.

No immediate reports of injuries or deaths from the quake were reported.

A 5.7 earthquake hit East Africa’s Lake Victoria region in September 2016, killing at least 11 people in Tanzania and damaging property in Uganda.