A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Kilindoni area of Tanzania according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Wednesday evening light Earthquake was said to be of magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale in South Eastern Kenya at 17:13:17.6 UTC.
The depth was 254km, with its epicenter within the Indian Ocean.
Prelim M5.9 Earthquake Tanzania Aug-12 17:13 UTC, updates https://t.co/kKnTVnTv9A
— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) August 12, 2020
#TANZANIA: An Earthquake with 5.90 magnitude has occurred in Dar es Salaam, coastal regions and other parts of the country.
The earthquake occurred and lasted for a few seconds.
Source: GFZ pic.twitter.com/LXPGnetHar
— Tanzania Updates (@TanzaniaUpdates) August 12, 2020
“Not many earthquakes of such size have occurred in recent history in this region as it is far from plate boundaries and major faults. Seismic activity in east Africa is mostly related to the Eastern African Rift further to the east,” according to https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/