Panic as earth tremors hit parts of Nairobi, Mombasa & Dar
Kenyans living in parts of Nairobi and Mombasa reported earth tremors around 8.15pm on Wednesday night.
Similar tremors were reportedly felt in parts of Dar Es Salaam around the same time.
“Felt the tremor in Ruaka. Lasted for over 10 seconds. Everyone in where I live ran out,” one Wanja Douglas wrote on Twitter.
American Earthquakes which reports on such incidents across the globe reported that the tremors had a 4.9 magnitude.
It was registered at 60kilometers east of Lodwar and had a depth of 10 kilometers.
Volcano Discovery reported a: “strong earthquake of magnitude 6.0 in Tanzania which was also felt in parts of Mombasa and Nyeri”.
Some Twitter users reported rattling in their houses while others said it made chandeliers swing.
There were a few who even said they were awoken from their beds by the tremors.
— Kevin Isaac (@nyawizzy) August 12, 2020
Oh wow, just felt an earthquake or earth tremor of some kind in Nairobi, Ruaka area!
— Jessy (@ljayham) August 12, 2020
Was on the 9th floor of a building in Nairobi and felt the tremor. My seat moved sideways twice within 15 seconds. Subhanallah!
— Abdullahi Hassan (@abdullahisom1) August 12, 2020
The epicentre of #earthquake is in Tanzania but tremor felt in Kenya
— Abu Salman (@AbassAbdiaziz) August 12, 2020
This was 5.9 earthquake. Not small at all. Take precautions on aftershocks. It was felt in Dar, Znz, Morogoro, Arusha, Mara and Kilimanjaro.
— Omar Kashera (@Mjengaomar) August 12, 2020
Who felt that tremor in Nairobi? Waah! SubhanaAllah
— Ahmed Kosar (@AhmedKosar1) August 12, 2020
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