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