Magnitude 5.9 Light Earthquake Shakes Tanzania and Kenya

Magnitude 5.9 Light Earthquake Shakes Tanzania and Kenya

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.

Vikindu, Tanzania PHOTO: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/

“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/