6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Tanzania

by | Aug 13, 2020 | Africa | 0 comments

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Tanzania on Wednesday night and its seismic waves were felt in parts of neighbouring Kenya.

The offshore quake struck at a depth of 15.5 km (9.6 miles) just after 8pm (1700 GMT) local time.

It’s epicentre was Vikindu – just outside the commercial hub of Dar es Salaam, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

No damage was reported after the quake.

The tremors were felt in Kenya’s coastal town of Mombasa and parts of the capital, Nairobi.

This comes days after residents living around Kenya’s Lake Baringo reported tremors as water levels in the lake rise because of ongoing rains.

The tremors were reported by people living as far as 7km from the lake and were said to have mostly happened every night for the last two weeks – BBC

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