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East Africa: Earthquake - Dec 2005

Status
Past
Countries
Burundi
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Disaster types
Earthquake

An earthquake measuring between 6.3- 6.8, with a depth of 10 kms in Lake Tanganyika region, occurred in the Great Lakes Region in East Africa on 5 Dec 2005. It was felt in DR Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. (OCHA, 5 Dec 2005)

In the town of Kalémie in DR Congo's Katanga province, one person was killed and 58 houses were destroyed or damaged. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2005)

In Tanzania, Buhingu Division in Kigoma Rural District was most affected by the tremor, with 5,000 people (9.2% of the total population) reportedly affected. A total of 54 houses collapsed in 11 villages while 705 houses had cracked walls. (IFRC, 9 Mar 2007)