Tanzania earthquake list

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Tanzania

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: M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Tanzania time = UTC +3
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Mpanda, Tanzania Jan 08 22:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Lake Tanganyika Region, Tanzania Jan 08 22:07 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Tanzania Aug 22 17:13 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Tanzania Jun 08 03:18 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lake Rukwa Region, Tanzania Jun 08 03:18 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Tanzania Jun 03 09:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Athani, Lefakada, Greece - Every day (27 May to June 2) felt tremors from very weak-moderate/strong shaking. At night there were at least 7-10 tremors of varying degrees.
  • Nairobi - This morning at 6.30 am and again at 12.45
  • Nairobi - We have experienced tremors in Nairobi around 6.30 AM and at 12.30 PM
  • Nairobi - I am on the sixth floor of a building on Waiyaki Way in Nairobi, and 10 minutes ago (about 1255) there was a rocking shake that lasted about 10 seconds. Scary!
  • nairobi - The bed shook and woke me up and the grills on the windows vibrated.
  • Douliou - Was in the garage with my pet pig and my husband was in the living room. I heard him say something and asked what did he say and then the floor in the garage started to move all over the place. My pig jumped up scared and crying which she never did before during a quake. The floor was shaking so much so she knew something was wrong. The house was shaking all over. Our hanging lights were swaying a lot. No damage though. So glad of that.
  • Arusha - Thought my chair was dancing
  • Nairobi, westlands - Sat at a table on the 4th floor which suddenly started shaking. Scary experience..is it likely that more quakes will follow?
  • Lavington - Bed rattled and I thought my cat had jumped on the bed but it wasn't him. Lasted about 10 seconds
  • Maserani, Tanzania - Just weak/light shaking
  • Nairobi Westlands - Wayaki way - Felt tremors early this morning -shaking building woke me up furniture was rattling.
  • Wetlands, Nairobi - House rocked, bed shaking,, grills and windows rattled. Very scary and felt the house was going to come down. This was just before 6.30am 3 /6/13
  • Moshi, Tanzania - Was on the fourth floor of a building and felt a small rumble under my feet. No objects shook.
  • Parklands, Nairobi - Early monday morning after 6am,was in bed felt the shake. it remindend me of my earlier experince some years ago 2006/7?? at the same palce, though the earlier ones were much srtonger and longer.
  • mwanza - At around noon on the 3rd of June i lay in my bed watching tv,suddenly i feel the room in tremor,my bed shook from side to side for atleast 6 to 7 seconds,i live on the fourth floor so the effect was even more amplified.
  • Nairobi - Had similiar past experiences . so was okay
  • Nairobi - At about 6AM somewhere there.
  • Kisii - Shook the door, felt bed moving and ceiling shook too
  • Arusha - My chair was dancing and the aluminum partition in my office was shaking!
  • Arusha - Shaking was sufficient to make my laptop screen pivot back and forward and make my table shift slightly as though struck. Hangings were swinging for about 6-8s afterwards.
  • EMSC Tanzania Jun 03 09:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tanzania Jun 03 03:24 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nairobi City, Kenya - Experienced early morning: 3 June 2013
  • Nairobi - I was in bed this am - around 600am or 630am, I felt a weak shaking but strong enough to be felt... It did not result in furniture or objects to move. Seems no paper reported it but some colleagues also reported the same In coffee breaks
  • Nairobi - Just feel a shock
  • Nairobi - At about 6.30 am I was asleep the bed shook and woke me up, it didn't last very long ,I think less than 5 seconds
  • EMSC Tanzania Jun 03 03:24 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tanzania Oct 31 15:15 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tanzania Oct 31 15:15 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tanzania Oct 14 19:11 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Arusha - I do not know the exact time of the shaking (felt while lying in bed on third floor of a hotel building) but it must have been after 9 p.m.. I was curious about whether it was an earthquake, as it was very weak, and I only found one other person who noticed it. It was felt for about 20 seconds.
  • EMSC Tanzania Oct 02 09:32 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tanzania Oct 02 09:32 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tanzania Sep 26 13:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tanzania Sep 26 13:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tanzania May 23 05:32 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tanzania May 23 05:32 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tanzania May 23 05:32 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Dr Congo - Tanzania (lake Tanganyika) Dec 05 12:19 6.8 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Dec 05 08:00 6.8 17 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Oct 02 07:00 6.4 34 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania, Kenya May 07 07:00 6.3 32 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Jan 22 08:00 5.6 33 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Jan 22 08:00 5.6 33 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Aug 26 08:00 0.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Jul 08 07:00 6.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Jul 04 07:00 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania May 01 07:00 6.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Oct 21 08:00 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Jan 03 08:00 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Dec 13 08:00 7.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania May 18 08:00 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Mar 01 08:00 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT United Republic Of Tanzania Mar 16 08:00 6.9 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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