5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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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