Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Earthquakes in Congo stoke fear of second volcanic eruption

 

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 An earthquake on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda stoked fears a nearby volcano would erupt again three days after dozens of people were killed and villages were destroyed by lava.

 According to the United Nations over 5,000 people have been displaced by the eruption. More than half a million people have lost access to safe water, as lava destroyed one of the most important water supply sources, the International Federation of the Red Cross said.

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 Magnitude    mb 4.6
Region    RWANDA
Date time    2021-05-26 03:46:31.4 UTC
Location    1.66 S ; 29.33 E
Depth    10 km


Distances :

   87 km W of Kigali, Rwanda / pop: 745,000 / local time: 05:46:31.4 2021-05-26
11 km ENE of Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo / pop: 144,000 / local time: 05:46:31.4 2021-05-26

 

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