4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mara, Tanzania

There was no deaths, casualties or destruction of properties at the time of the reports this morning. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake.

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Tarime district, 53 km east of Musoma, North Mara, Tanzania. Mara Regional Commissioner (RC) Adam Malima said that the earthquake started 4:50 am (GMT +3) and it struck for almost 58 seconds.  Various towns in Kenya including Nairobi, Kisumu, Homabay, Kilgoris, Siaya, and Migori felt the vibrations.

There are no deaths, casualties or destruction of properties at the time of the reports on Thursday.  The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake.

Malima said “I was awakened, so I witnessed it. It lasted longer but not stronger enough to cause serious troubles,”  

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“There might be a shock to the residents, but I have so far not received any information regarding the impact of the earthquake,” he added.


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