Earthquake Hits Kondoa in Tanzania


Just after 5 pm local time, an earthquake hit 55  kilometers south-southeast of Kondoa in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. It was a sizeable quake, and its effects were felt in several surrounding cities, though damage was minimal.  It registered  a magnitude of 5.1 and a depth of just 10 kilometers. This region has experienced nine seismic events in the last four years of a magnitude of at least 4.5 or higher. This one on Friday evening represents the strongest over that four year period.

By Jim Malone

Image courtesy of Richard Allen – Flickr License

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