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East Africa: Preliminary earthquake report

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
Region LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA
Distances
55 km (35 miles) SE of Kalemie, Dem. Republic of the Congo
150 km (90 miles) S of Kigoma, Tanzania
975 km (600 miles) SW of NAIROBI, Kenya
1590 km (990 miles) E of KINSHASA, Dem. Republic of the Congo

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.8 km (8.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst=107, Nph=107, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp= 40=B0,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usggai