A tremor shook several parts of Uganda this afternoon. It was felt in different parts of Kampala and districts of Mukono, Mitooma, Wakiso and Soroti.
A tremor is an aftershock of an earthquake and usually passes without incident and can last for anything between a few seconds to several minutes.
“It was so strong that we left the house running," according to Simon Emwamu from Soroti district.
Mathias Nuwagaba from Mitooma district said that it was very terrible.
According to Rose Kahangire, who was travelling to Luwero, she did not experience the earthquake in the city suburbs of Kayanya in Kawempe.
Ugandans react to tremor on social media
Many took to social media platforms mainly Twitter and Facebook expressing how the tremor caught them either at their places of work or homes.
Victoria Okee Opata
Eh this Earthquake, for the moment i thought the building was collapsing on top of me. The speed at which i got out of it could have made Stephen Kiprotich jealous.
Nalongo Mwagale Hannie
Earthquake!!! Mothers will always be mothers. I only picked my kids and left mwami to sort himself out.
It caught me at Nawankonge village in Iganga district. I came to see the grannies. Didn't know what was happening until saucepans started shaking. Was in the bedroom, but when I got to the door, it was survival for the fittest. Everyone was trying to pass through the small door at the same time. I thought grandma's house was falling.
I was inside the Maria's Galleria building in town. Everyone was headed for the exit only to remember they had not locked up their shops. Imagine if it was God coming for us how would he find you?
I ran around the house looking for a place where there was no glass like window because I thought glasses were about to break. The kids were scared though baby was asleep. Mwami though was resting without fear.
I made the sign of the cross and found myself saying the Holy Spirit prayer. My Aaron was comfortably sleeping as the dad watched TV. Hmmm it was strong!
Tayebwa Sharp Alexis
It was raining in Kamwenge district when the tremor occurred. My option was to go under a nearby Banana plantation until it stopped.