DR Congo earthquake list

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: M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – DR Congo time = UTC +1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Kindu, Democratic Republic Of The Congo Dec 01 08:14 5.0 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Democratic Republic Of The Congo Dec 01 08:14 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Dec 01 08:14 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Nov 30 19:20 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Sake, Democratic Republic Of The Congo Nov 30 19:20 5.4 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Democratic Republic Of The Congo Nov 30 19:20 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Lake Albert Region, Congo Jul 03 22:22 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Beni - I felt this earthquake while working inside in Beni, DRC. At first I thought it was a large lorry passing or low-flying helicopters, but realized within a few seconds that it was too strong for that and was indeed an earthquake. Window glass rattled and pencils jittered across my desk.
  • EMSC Lake Albert Region, Congo Jul 03 19:21 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kampala, Uganda - Felt like the table was rocking
  • Kampala, Lugogo By Pass - I was in the office and I felt the floor and my desk shaking for several seconds. Also the window trembled very strong.
  • Kamwokya, Kampala - I am very sensitive to movement and also in watching a picture on the wall of our 1st floor office, would say that the movement from first to last ripple lasted up to two minutes, possibly even more. This was confirmed by the fact that we discussed this among colleagues for quite some time as it was occurring. It was quite vigorous, enough to cause visible movement but no displacement of objects.
  • Kampala - Yes I also experienced a Moderate shaking. We live near the lake and it was for approx 1 min. My staff and I discussed it after and no damage done
  • Bukoto, Kampala - I felt a slight shake and didn't realise it was an earthquake until when I heard on News this morning!
  • Mubende - i was at office. so i felt earthquake. my colleague went out office. i am from japan. so i thought, that is not so strong. but my colleague thought that is little bit strong.
  • Wakiso - I am on my vacation and stay in Kajjansi, whick is in Wakiso. I was sitted in the couch and was some program on TV around 16:30Hrs and felt that the floor was shaking in a slow rythm. The frames pictures on the were also shaking
  • kampala - Light shaking. Could hear window pane shaking. Shook the bed, audible rattling in second story of for story apartment building.
  • Muyenga, Kampala - 10.23 pm - Sitting in our house when we noticed the doors started to rattle. Our teenage son was awoken. Lasted about 1 minute.
  • Jinja Uganda - Working on my laptop and felt my chair rocking gently and my tea cup shaking on the desk at 22.23 local time. I felt the house rocking, windows rattling as well. The shaking lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Kampala - i felt like there was a earthquake but then thought maybe i m imaging things.. now i know there was earthquake.. another one came few minutes ago on 3/7/2013 arnd 10:25pm.. i would say that was light shaking
  • Kampala - Living in Najjanankumbi in an apartment block, we felt the building shake for about a minute
  • Kampala - 1-2 min
  • Kampala, Sheraton Hotel - Felt 2 tremors. Tuesday afternoon 2/7/2013 Could feel the ground moving and the couch in the lobby lounge swaying ever so slightly. 2nd tremor 10:30pm 03/07/2013 Kampala, Najjera 1 Area. Could feel the bed swaying and mosquito net was visibly disturbed with movement as the 4 poster bed amplified the tremor effect.
  • kampala - felt tremmors for several seconds
  • Gulu - Lying in bed when the bed starts shaking. Second time in two days I have felt shaking.
  • Kampala - In a hotel on third floor in Kampala. Felt mild earthquake that lasted over a minute at around 20:30 on 3 July 2013.
  • Jinja - Mild shaking of the couch, doors rattling and the floor visibly moving. Light shaking, no displacement of pictures or wall decor.
  • Jinja - I was sitting at my desk and felt very slight movements of the floor. I thought I heard a low rumble in the distance, but it may have been traffic of other noises in the neighborhood.
  • Bugolobi - was sitting at home and just felt everything shaking and saw glasses moving a bit on the table,todays lasted longer than the one that happened the other day
  • kampala - 15 second qarthquick on 22:23 on 3/07/2013 we are comming from kutch gujarat india so we knew this is normal earthquick
  • naalya estate wkiso/kampala - Felt chair shaking, tables shook too, felt house shake. children scared and dogs running around strangely
  • Mukono - Definite rocking for at least one minute.
  • Kampala, Lugogo by Pass - was sitting at home watching TVand just felt everything shaking and the windows trambling ,today lasted longer than the one of yesterday and we went out of the house.
  • masaka - at about 10:15pm while seated on my bed third floor of my apartment i felt my feet as though they were floating then my bed began to rattle and the whole building started to literally vibrate this lasted for about 1min or more. Had dressed down i jumped into my jeans and t shirt lest the crumble find me naked.
  • Jinja - Felt some Light shaking (but still scaring) in Jinja around 22:30 local time.
  • Kampala - The large mirror on my wall fell off and hit the ground.
  • Kampala Bugolobi - Windows were rattling... Bed was shaking... Lasted almost 30sec
  • Kamyoka, Kampala - quite scary shake had to run down the building
  • Kampala - 1st earthquake I have ever felt, so hard to gauge severity, but felt like someone pushing repeatedly on the wall behind my bed head.
  • Kampala - Furniture shaking for probably a couple of minutes
  • ggaba - felt the entire house shake
  • Mubende - Was watching tv, windows and building rattled. light shaking
  • Kampala - Was reading on the bed and could feel the tremors. My neighbors too could feel the same.
  • Jinja - Chair and table was shaking
  • Kampala - Mild Shakeup Lasting For About 10 Seconds...Twice Within A Space Of 5 Seconds...Very Mild On The 4th Floor...No Damage At All...Mild Tremble..
  • Bukoba, Tanzania - Balcony shaking
  • Kampala - I felt some movement in the room around 10:20 pm on July 3rd - it was like a washing machine or something running next to my hotel room door..My room was shaking a bit and I got ready in case if I have t run downstairs. It lasted only a few seconds..but scary..
  • Kampala - About 10 seconds saking, bed, table and chair
  • Iganga - I felt a slight shaking and heard a low rumble between 5 and 10 seconds.
  • Kampala - I felt the earthquake but wasn't so intense. I had a glass of juice on my table but wasnt in position to push it down.
  • Kampala - First time experienced, immediately googled.
  • Kampala - The bed in which i was sitting started shaking and i felt as if iam dizzy.It took few seconds to realise that it is EQ It happened at about 10.30 PM Kampala time on 3rd july 2013 and we rushed out in open.The promenade bricks down had also loosened and moved
  • Kampala - At Kololo hill we experienced beds were shaking.
  • Jinja, Uganda - We had an earthquake on July 2nd and July 3rd. The earthquake on the 3rd was stronger and longer. Furniture and things in cabinets were shaking and rattling. The house was also moving. We live on the second floor so we outside to get to the ground floor.
  • Lubowa, Kampala - I was sitting in my room and using the laptop on my desk, just relaxing. And then suddenly I see the lamp shaking and then my chair started shaking as well. Took me a second to realize what it was and i got really scared. There was another one half an hour ago and this time it was longer.
  • Kampala - Ongeveer een minuut lang trilde ons guesthouse, alsof er een zware truck of wals langs het guesthouse reed.
  • Kirasa Masindi - It was about 10:22 today, was on my bed and the concrete ceiling on my room began to shake very strongly, it also happened yestetday (Tuesday 2nd July 2013)Today's was stronger, had to run out of the house.
  • Kyenjojo Western Uganda - 4th Floor Hotel - strong shaking lasting approx 1 minute - at peak building visibly swaying - enough to make guests in upstairs rooms begin to vacate. No apparent damage.
  • Entebbe - Doors and windows shaking rumbling steadily. Sounded like aircraft taking off nearby.
  • Old Kampala, Uganda - Every object in the house shook for nearly five minutes
  • Jinja - Felt like a long rumble, lasting maybe a good 30 seconds to a minute
  • Ggaba Road Laaluma Nivas - By far the most violent shake that i have felt in Uganda for the last couple of years. Rumbling went on for at least 20-30 seconds.
  • Bweyogerere, Wakiso - I thought it was just the weak table I was using to iron...but it just wasn't it alone, the doors (strong ones!) too were quaking at their hinges!
  • kiwoko, luwero - first experience of an earthquake....the whole house shaking felt like it was a long time!
  • Jinja, Uganda - I was comfortably sitting on my bed at about 10:45 pm local time and felt someone is shaking my bed. Suddenly i felt its an earth quake.
  • kampala - The house is shaking.
  • wakiso town - exciting and alarming
  • Muyenga bukasa - Very strong n scaring, heard birds making noises, it took some time, made phone calls n posted on Facebook after the tremor, relieved to find others had experienced it,Thank God for protecting us
  • Kiwatule - Funny I didnt relize what it was at first.. thought my eyes had been on the screen for too long but when my Office chair departed from my desk and my closet doors where shaking ....ohhh Ok now this is Cool...a small earthquake... only every experienced it once before in Beirut, no damage done we are all good to go..
  • Arua - A rumble and some weak shaking for about 15-20 seconds at 10:24 p.m. July 3, 2013
  • Mulago-Kalerwe, Kampala - Balcony glass doors started shaking and making noise... from a building of 6 flats, all the neighbors came out and ran down the stairs as the ground shook making us lose balance
  • Kampala / Wampewo - Speke Apartments - Was in the apartment doing some work, when the entire room shook. I just ran to the door and looked outside. The quake lasted less than minute but it really scared.
  • Luzira, Kampala - i live right next to lake Victoria. felt the bed shake and looked up to see me LED TV shuddering on its wall-mount... next the balcony frames were rattling and it went on for almost 15-20 seconds. was quite bone-chilling.
  • Kigali, Rwanda - We felt shaking for about 5 seconds, the couch moved a bit with us seated on it.
  • Entebbe - I was on bed when I had the bedroom window shake for close to 9-15 seconds. My neighbours ran to our house for refuge because they have never had such an experience
  • Naguru - Was in bed and felt rumbling sound and room was moving, curtains were actually swaying. Wierd feeling. Second one in two days! Yesterday it was while I was in office.
  • EMSC Lake Albert Region, Congo Apr 20 00:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Apr 20 00:30 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Democratic Republic Of The Congo Dec 24 14:35 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Bujumbura, Burundi - une alarme dans l'immeuble s'est déclenchée et quelques secondes après, l'immeuble a secoué, siège de bureau tanguait, l’écran de l'ordinateur bouge et la porte du bureau s'ouvre, les chambranles des fenêtres craquent. plus au moins 10 secondes
  • GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Oct 14 16:25 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Democratic Republic Of The Congo Oct 14 16:25 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Democratic Republic Of The Congo Oct 14 16:25 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Jun 14 18:40 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Democratic Republic Of The Congo Jun 06 15:38 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Jun 06 15:38 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Democratic Republic Of The Congo Jun 06 15:38 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Democratic Republic Of Congo Apr 25 07:24 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo Feb 03 08:00 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dr Congo - Tanzania (lake Tanganyika) Dec 05 12:19 6.8 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo Oct 24 07:00 6.2 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dr Congo (lake Tanganyika) Oct 24 06:08 6.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo Sep 11 07:00 6.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda Mar 20 08:00 7.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo Apr 25 08:00 6.1 13 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo Sep 22 07:00 6.6 28 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda May 04 07:00 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Sudan, Democratic Republic Of Congo Jan 04 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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