DR Congo – Large Quake

Deadly earthquake in DR Congo, strongly felt in Rwanda and Burundi – so far 3 dead and many injured

Last update: August 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm by By

Update 10:30 UTC : A third fatality has been reported in the DR Congo

Update 10:30 UTC : Several houses collapsed and people were also injured in Rwanda

Update : we have still no news of the direct epicenter area. The location of the 2 killed people is about 40 km from the epicenter. ER would have considered that a radius of 30 km would have been dangerous for injuries and damage. Sad to hear that people lost their lives during this earthquake.
The great Lakes area is an area with regular earthquakes. These earthquakes are generated by the irregular shape of the main fault who runs through the middle of the lakes. This major fault will be the reason that the eastern part of Africa will be split off from the western part in a couple of million years from now. In the meantime, the earthquakes will continue. Most of the bigger ones are happening in the middle of the lake and trigger a weakened shaking.

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42km (26mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
42km (26mi) NNE of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo
45km (28mi) N of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
46km (29mi) W of Kibuye, Rwanda
126km (78mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-08-07 03:25:02

from:    http://earthquake-report.com/2015/08/07/strong-earthquake-lake-tanganyika-region-on-august-7-2015/