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Magnitude 6.8 - LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA - usggai

2005 December 5 12:19:57 UTC

A strong earthquake occurred at 12:19:57 (UTC) on Monday, December 5, 2005. The magnitude 6.8 event has been located in the LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time
  • Monday, December 5, 2005 at 12:19:57 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
  • Monday, December 5, 2005 at 2:19:57 PM
    = local time at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
    Location 6.174°S, 29.717°E
    Depth 22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program
    Region LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA
    Distances
    70 km (45 miles) ESE of Kalemie, Dem. Republic of the Congo
    150 km (95 miles) S of Kigoma, Tanzania
    960 km (590 miles) SW of NAIROBI, Kenya
    1620 km (1000 miles) E of KINSHASA, Dem. Republic of the Congo
    Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
    Parameters Nst=229, Nph=229, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1 sec, Gp= 22°,
    M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
    Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Event ID usggai

    • Preliminary Earthquake Report
    • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
      World Data Center for Seismology, Denver


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