Sunday, February 3, 2008

Great Rift Valley Fault Line in Africa Births Two Massive Earthquakes

MSNBC News reports:
KIGALI, Rwanda - At least 21 people were killed and 200 seriously injured when two earthquakes struck Rwanda and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, police and the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quakes struck close together in Africa's great lakes region along the same western Great Rift Valley fault line.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 6.0 and its epicenter in Democratic Republic of Congo, happened at 10:30 a.m., followed by another 5.0 quake in southern Rwanda.

No comments: