Earthquakes hit Tanzania and Kenya

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has hit Tanzania in East Africa.

The seismic waves of the earthquake were felt in parts of neighbouring Kenya.

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

It comes days after residents living around Kenya’s Lake Baringo reported tremors as water levels in the lake rise due to heavy rains.

For the past two weeks the tremors have been reported by people living as far as 7km from the lake almost every night.

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

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

No damages have been reported after the quake.


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