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Earthquake rattles Lake Tanganyika area

Earthquake rattles Lake Tanganyika area

A 6.1 quake struck the Lake Tanganyika region at 00:32:15 UTC today, February 24, 2017 at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The epicenter of the quake was in a national park area in northern Zambia close to Lake Tanganyika and could be felt across the lake in Tanzania and to the north in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries.

Lake Tanganyika is the second largest in eastern Africa, and the longest freshwater lake in the world. It is also the second deepest lake on the globe, coming in at 4,710 feet (1,436 meters).

Quake Distances:

• 126 km (78 miles) SSW (213 degrees) of Kipili, Tanzania
• 182 km (113 miles) WSW (253 degrees) of Sumbawanga, Tanzania
• 229 km (142 miles) NW (326 degrees) of Kasama, Zambia
• 295 km (183 miles) SSE (162 degrees) of Kalemie, Congo (Kinshasa)
• 571 km (355 miles) S (172 degrees) of BUJUMBURA, Burundi

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