Last Updated: Friday, August 7, 2015

Strong earthquake in DR Congo kills two children


Update 13:20 UTC

Two children are reported to be killed in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two children died after the house they live in collapsed in Katana, near the airport in Bukavu.

congo_earthquake_epicenter_mapMagnitude 5.6 strong earthquake hit eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at 03:25 am local time, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 35km (22mi) N of Cyangugu, Rwanda. It occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km.

The tremor was even felt in Rwanda and Burundi.

No preliminary damage or injuries have been reported.

01:25 UTC (local time: 03:25; 2015-08-07 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
34 km NNE of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo
35 km N of Cyangugu, Rwanda
38 km N of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
52 km WSW of Kibuye, Rwanda
132 km W of Kigali, Rwanda