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DHA-GENEVA 94/0055

UGANDA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA SITUATION REPORT NO.1
18 FEBRUARY 1994

1. DHA/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT THE SEVERE EARTHQUAKE (MAGNITUDE: 6.2 ON RICHTER SCALE) WHICH ROCKED MANY PARTS OF UGANDA AT 2.45 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON 6 FEBRUARY 1994, CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THREE WESTERN DISTRICTS OF KABAROLE, BUND IBUGYO AND KASESE. WHILE CASUALTIES WERE LIMITED TO EIGHT DEATHS, HEAVY DAMAGE WAS INFLICTED TO PRIVATE, COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS (SUCH AS SCHOOLS, CHURCHES AND HOSPITALS). AS A