Magnitude 6.8 - LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA
2005 December 05 12:19:57 UTC
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|Depth||22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program|
|Region||LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA|
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
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At least six people killed, 300 houses destroyed and a church collapsed at Kalamie, Congo. Felt (IV) at Arusha, Tanzania and Kigali, Rwanda. Felt (III) in Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya. Also felt at Bujumbura, Burundi.
Scientific & Technical Information
- Preliminary Earthquake Report
- U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver