Earthquakes in Rwanda

In Rwanda, earthquakes are moderate, but cause even slight damages to robust houses. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

12 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

The most severe natural disasters worldwide

Back to overview: Rwanda

Earthquakes in Rwanda since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Rwanda happened on 08/07/2015 in the Bukavu region with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 54 km resulted in 3 deaths.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
05/25/2021Rubavu; Congo10 km4.70
09/23/2016Risuzi; Congo (Ukavu)1 km4.88
08/07/2015Bukavu54 km5.83
02/14/2008Gisenyi46 km4.91
01/17/2002Gisenyi29 km4.70

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
International tourismThe 41 most popular travel countriesA ranking of international tourism over 41 countries. USA ranks 3rd.
Infected and deaths by the corona virus (COVID 19)Spread of the Corona virus Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2)Worldwide development of the number of cases and deaths due to the corona virus.
Sweden: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Sweden 2023-2027Statutory and inofficial holidays in Sweden for 2023 to 2027