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Twin Earthquakes Strike Central Africa

Posted by feww on August 7, 2015

The earthquake parameters listed below are subject to change due to problems at source!

Two significant earthquakes strike Lake Kivu, Central Africa

Centered at 2.161°S, 28.888°E the quake struck at a depth of about 10.0 km (6.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Location: 2.161°S 28.888°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-08-07 01:25:02 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 34km (21mi) NNE of Kabaré, DRC [pop: 2,000]
  • 35km (22mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda [pop: 25,000]
  • 38km (24mi) N of Bukavu, DRC [pop: 225,000]
  • 52km (32mi) WSW of Kibuye, Rwanda [pop: 50,000]
  • 132km (82mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda [pop: 745,000]

Second Earthquake
M 5.5 strikes 42km N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
Location: 2.102°S 28.930°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2015-08-07 01:28:37 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 42km (26mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
  • 2km (26mi) NNE of Kabaré, DRC
  • 45km (28mi) N of Bukavu, DRC
  • 46km (29mi) W of Kibuye, Rwanda
  • 126km (78mi) W of Kigali, Rwanda

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