The earthquake occurred on Sunday, September 24, at 4:21 pm local time in Kigali and was felt in neighboring countries such as Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Rwanda Mines, Petroleum, and Gas Board (RMB) reported that the earthquake was most strongly felt in Karongi District.
While this earthquake had a magnitude of 5.1, which is considered moderate and typically not associated with severe damage, its effects could vary depending on several factors.
Vestine Mukarutesi, the Mayor of Karongi District, told RBA that the earthquake was felt across different sectors, including Rugabano and Gashari. It resulted in the destruction of five houses, with one house suffering structural damage, and the roofs of two classrooms were also damaged.
Another moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 was recorded in Rwanda on March 27, 2023, affecting some areas in the Western Province and Kigali City.