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29 May 1990 description


UNDRO 90/0777

SUDAN - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
29 MAY 1990


1. A SERIES OF MAJOR EARTHQUAKES HIT SOUTHERN SUDAN LAST WEEK.

2. ON 19 MAY AN EARTHQUAKE REGISTERING 7.5 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, SHOOK THE REGION ABOUT 1,120 KM SOUTH OF KHARTOUM AND ABOUT 100 KM NORTHEAST OF JUBA, IN MONGOLA AREA. PRELIMINARY HYPOCENTER: LATITUDE 5.4 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 32.3 DEGREES EAST, ORIGIN TIME 02:22:05.7 UTC, DEPTH NORMAL, MAGNITUDE 7.5 MS.