Magnitude 6.8 - LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA

2005 December 05 12:19:57 UTC

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 6.174°S, 29.717°E
Depth22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program
RegionLAKE 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=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 IDusggai
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Felt Reports

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.

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