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06 Dec 2005 description
report Xinhua

LUSAKA, 6 Dec., 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The powerful earthquake that rocked several countries around Lake Tanganyika in central Africa Monday had a magnitude of 5.4 instead of 6.8 observed by the US Geological Survey, the Zambian Geological Survey Department said Tuesday.

A statement by the department said the quake was recorded by the Lusaka Seismic Station at 12:22 GMT or 2:22 p.m. local time and is located at Latitude 6 degrees South and Longitude 29.6 degrees East around Kalemie, on the west bank of Lake Tanganyika, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).