5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lake Kivu near Goma. The lake superficy is 2,700 km2, its maximum length 89 km and its maximum width 48 km. The lake, which has a maximum depth of 480 m, rests on a huge pocket of methane and carbon dioxide gas. (Photo by Thierry Falise/LightRocket )
File Photo: Lake Kivu on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the banks of which sits the Kabare Territory, where a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck on June 10, 2021. (Photo by Thierry Falise/LightRocket )

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 87 km southwest of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo at 08:54 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 3.0818 degrees south latitude and 28.2625 degrees east longitude.

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