A series of strong earth tremors have hit Kyenjojo district over the past three days.
Reports from the western Ugandan district say that the strongest of the tremors occurred on Wednesday morning at about 2:00 a.m. and lasted for about five minutes.
Residents living close to the Rift Valley felt the tremors the most. Many, fearing the worst, ran out of their homes, screaming for help. Although their lives were not under threat, some of the residents said the memory of the 1994 earthquake that devastated many homes, was still fresh in their minds.
Kyenjojo district is located on the western branch of East Africa's Great Rift Valley. The Rift Valley runs along a geological fault line.
In December 2005 a powerful earthquake hit eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, near Lake Tanganyika. The shocks were felt in Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda and Rwanda.