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Magnitude 5.9 - LAC KIVU REGION, DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO

2008 February 03 07:34:12 UTC

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Earthquake Details

Magnitude 5.9
Date-Time
  • Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 07:34:12 UTC
  • Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 09:34:12 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 2.318°S, 28.879°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region LAC KIVU REGION, DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO
Distances 20 km (15 miles) N of Bukavu, Dem. Republic of the Congo
80 km (50 miles) SSW of Goma, Dem. Republic of the Congo
885 km (550 miles) W of NAIROBI, Kenya
1515 km (950 miles) E of KINSHASA, Dem. Republic of the Congo
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst=137, Nph=137, Dmin=280.4 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
    USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2008mzam
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Felt Reports

Five people killed at Bukavu, Congo. Ten people killed in western Rwanda and thirteen killed in Nyamesheke district. Over three hundred injured across the region.

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