Rwanda: 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Rwanda

24 September 2023

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Rwanda on Sunday, August 24, for a very brief period of time at approximately 4:21pm.

According to Android Earthquakes Alerts System, an online open source platform, the tremor's epicenter was in Ruhango District.

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The earthquake is said to have been felt in other regional countries like Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake is considered moderate but can still cause significant shaking and potential damage depending on various factors.

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