A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred off the Tanzanian coast, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
The quake took place about 77 kilometres (48 miles) southeast of Dar es Salaam at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles). There have been no immediate reports about damages or casualties caused by the earthquake.
On the map above are the reports from eyewitnesses. It was widely felt in Dar el Salam and -by a few people- up to Arusha and Nairobi 700km away— EMSC (@LastQuake) August 12, 2020
No report of damage so far
Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast, has a population of 2.7 million people.
In 2007, a 6.0-magnitude quake struck the Tanzanian town of Arusha, east of Bukoba.