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31 Oct 2018 description

Rainfall expected to increase, signaling the full onset of the October to December seasonal rains


• The onset of the October to December seasonal rains during the first three weeks of October was generally erratic in terms of intensity and spatial and temporal distribution across East Africa.
The start of the Deyr was delayed one to three weeks in Somalia and parts of Ethiopia, most notably in the agropastoral livelihood zones of southern Somalia.

08 Oct 2018 description

Northern seasonal rains forecast to typically subside and likely timely onset for October rains


  • The June to September seasonal rains gradually subsided in late September, marking the cessation of persistent well aboveaverage rainfall amounts across most of the northern sector, which led to widespread flooding in Sudan. However, some areas of the region experienced significant cumulative seasonal deficits, including some central areas of Ethiopia, eastern and central South Sudan, and northern and eastern Uganda.

11 Sep 2018 description


  • During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

03 Feb 2008 description

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 6.0


Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 07:34:12 UTC
Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 09:34:12 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 2.314=B0S, 28.896=B0E

Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program



20 km (15 miles) N of Bukavu, Dem. Republic of the Congo
80 km (50 miles) SSW of Goma, Dem. Republic of the Congo
885 km (550 miles) W of NAIROBI, Kenya

05 Dec 2005 description

A strong earthquake occurred at 12:19:55 (UTC) on Monday, December 5, 2005. The magnitude 6.8 event has been located in the LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time Monday, December 5, 2005 at 12:19:55 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Monday, December 5, 2005 at 2:19:55 PM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 6.212=B0S, 29.599=B0E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program

10 Feb 2001 description

Elevation and derived datasets such as slope, aspect and drainage basins are important inputs into  environmental and population models. These variables affect the distribution of human, plant and  animal populations in the region.

09 Feb 2001 description

Monthly vegetation index images are used to characterize existing land cover. Other environmental information,
such as climate and elevation, is incorporated in the land cover analysis.

02 Oct 2000 description

Earthquake Bulletin

00/10/02 02:25:27 UTC 7.95S 30.46E Depth: 10.0 km 6.6Ms

35 miles (50 km) SSW of Kipili, Tanzania