Shallow 5.6 magnitude quake hits Congo near Rwanda: USGS

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 06, 2015 10:40 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo early on Friday local time at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Thursday.

The quake struck 24 miles (39 km) north of Bukavu, Congo, not far from the border with Rwanda, at 3:25 a.m. local time on Friday (0125 GMT), USGS said.

The USGS initially reported the quake as magnitude 5.8.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Eric Beech)