Quake hits east Congo

KINSHASA - Eastern Congo was struck by a magnitude 5,4 earthquake yesterday, the US Geological Survey said. No casualties were reported.

KINSHASA - Eastern Congo was struck by a magnitude 5,4 earthquake yesterday, the US Geological Survey said. No casualties were reported.

The quake struck about 25km north of Bukavu, a city perched on Lake Kivu.

On February 3, two earthquakes struck in the same region, killing 39 people and injuring about 400 in Congo and Rwanda.

The area where the quakes hit is part of Africa's Great Rift Valley, which includes a seismically active fault line. - Sapa

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