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Zaire Earthquake Sep 1992 UNDHA Situation Report 1

UNDRO 92/0657

ZAIRE - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
15 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 11 SEPTEMBER 1992, AT 05.57 HRS LOCAL TIME (0357 GMT), A STRONG EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 6.7 ON THE RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED NEAR KABALO, PROVINCE OF SHABA, ABOUT 800 MILES (1300 KM) EAST OF KINSHASA OR 760 MILES (1200 KM) WEST-SW OF NAIROBI, KENYA. BELIEVED TO BE STRONGEST EARTHQUAKE EVER RECORDED IN AREA.

IMPACT

2. ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT BY MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (MSF) REPORTS DEATH TOLL OF NINE WITH 61 PEOPLE