Significant damage after M5.3 earthquake near Nyiragongo volcano

Significant damage after M5.3 earthquake near Nyiragongo volcano

Significant building damage was reported after a shallow M5.3 earthquake (RMB) hit Rubavu, Rwanda at 09:03 UTC (11:03 LT) on May 25, 2021. The USGS is reporting it as M4.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the strongest of numerous earthquakes recorded in the…

Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Destructive floods and mudslides claim 72 lives in Rwanda

Heavy rains lashing Rwanda over the past few days have led to destructive floods and mudslides in which at least 72 people lost their lives. Officials confirmed extensive damage to infrastructure, livelihood, and properties. Rwanda has witnessed weather disturbances…

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides across Rwanda

Heavy rains battering much of Rwanda since May 1, 2020, triggered severe flooding and landslides, resulting in eight fatalities and hundreds of damaged homes and roads, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MINEMA) reported on May 4. The affected areas are mostly…

Deadly floods and landslides hit Rwanda

Deadly floods and landslides hit Rwanda

Heavy rains that hit most parts of Rwanda on Sunday, February 2, 2020, killed at least 13 people, including seven people from the same family in capital Kigali, the Ministry of Emergency Management said in its provisional damage assessment report. "We can…

At least 18 killed as floods and landslides hit Rwanda

At least 18 killed as floods and landslides hit Rwanda

At least 18 people have been killed this week in Rwanda after storms triggered floods and landslides in the country's west. Some people are still missing, government said May 8, 2018. A spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees said that 15…

Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management (MIDIMAR), at least 18 people have died in floods and landslides from April 23 to 24, 2018. "Eighteen people passed on due to disasters caused by heavy rains in the night of April 23," MIDIMAR…