Kampala, Uganda (PANA) –  A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Uganda’s capital, Kampala, on Monday (1225 GMT).
Hundreds of people evacuated office buildings and shopping malls in mainly medium rising buildings in the city center, and were largely seen assembled in open spaces waiting for further information.
Meteorological reports said a magnitude of 6.8 also hit Nairobi in Kenya and Kigali in Rwanda and other region around Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika.
Local geologist Joshua Tindinyinodi said an initial survey of the quake’s impact in the region had not yet been completed since it occurred.
“Save for injuries sustained during the panic as people evacuated, no deaths or serious causalities yet were reported,” Kampala Police Chief, Benson Oyo Neko confirmed.