Earthquake between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya - March 24, 2019

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Update 10:58 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 15:54 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-03-24 16:21:15

Depth (Hypocenter) : 9.54 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Kenya Mar 24 16:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • nairobi - the chair and bed were shaking all our neighbours came down to evacuate no serious damage i hated it
  • Nairobi - Nairobi
  • Naivasha - I felt weak shaking on sunday 24th around 7:20 pm
  • kiambu - Light shaking
  • Nairobi - 06 May 2019 (1310- 1345):There has been light intermittent tremors for the past 30 minutes; felt with windows shaking, vibration on furniture and causing fullness in the ears.
  • nairobi - Light shaking
  • EMSC Kenya Mar 24 16:21 4.8 2 MAP
    USGS Wundanyi, Kenya Mar 24 16:21 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nairobi - 30 seconds. Five minutes ago
  • Nairobi - Lasted 5 seconds
  • Nairobi Ngara - Light shaking
  • Nairobi - Floor and lamp shade shook. Windows rattled
  • Nairobi - 30 seconds. Occured at 7:24pm
  • Nairobi - About 30 seconds
  • Thika - Weak shaking
  • Thika - Weak shaking
  • Nairobi - Chair jolted and windows rattled for 10 seconds
  • Nairobi - Very short, 5 to 10 seconds. Noticeable shaking but not enough to move furniture/objects. I was located on 4th floor, may have made movement more noticeable.
  • Nairobi - Leaning against the wall and felt it swaying. Keys on the door also started to sway 723 pm EAT
  • Kiambu - About 30 sec
  • Nairobi - Light shaking
  • Niarobi - Light shaking
  • Nairobi - Shaking of bed.Lasted a few seconds
  • makueni - have falt the walls shaking and things on the table were shaking.
  • Tetu, nyeri County - Very strong shaking
  • Nairobi - I think 10-12 seconds. No damage to property that I can tell.
  • Karen-Nairobi - 2-5 sec
  • Kiambu - I felt the house shaking including the seat I was on. Nothing was destroyed though
  • Machakos - it was actually 7:19Pm. Lasted for a few seconds
  • Nairobi - Weak shaking
  • Nairobi - People next to the building where I stay have come out of the building.They felt strong shaking in all the floors and all ran out saying the house was shaking around 7.15pm
  • Nairobi - Strong shaking
  • Nairobi - Moderate shaking
  • Nairobi - Not great difference. It lasted around 5 seconds and had a intensity of 4.1
  • Nairobi - No damages
  • Nairobi - Felt my bed shaking. No noticeable damage.
  • Mwatate - Moderate shaking
  • Mombasa - Weak shaking
  • Nairobi - Lasted like 3 seconds or more, bed shook and windows clicked.
  • Nairobi - Slight shaking ,nothing broken
  • Kikuyu - One minute no damages
  • Nairobi - On the 4th floor I felt the building shaking and creaking noises.
  • Nairobi - About 10-30 seconds
  • Voi - Moderate shaking
  • Nairobi - Light shaking
  • Mombasa - Very weak shaking
  • Nairobi - it was bad. i was sitting on the bed and i was shaking with my bed and my door was banging and felt some debris on my roof falling. plz tell us if further damage will be caused so we stay prepared thank you.
  • nairobi - Very weak shaking
  • 87 kinno - Weak Shaking
  • Nairobi - Moderate shaking
  • Nairobi - Heard a boom and one of my large flower pots shook for a few seconds.
  • Nairobi - It lasted 30seconds. No visible damage done.
  • Nairobi - Felt the sofa shaking under me.
  • Voi - 30 seconds
  • Nairobi - Felt shaking while lying in bed
  • Nairobi - It was mild at first then got intense for like 5 seconds. The floor slab was vibrating.
  • Nairobi - Strong shaking
  • Thika Makongeni - Shaking lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Thika - Lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Nairobi - The building was swaying for 30 seconds no serious damage
  • Voi - Was quite a strong shake here in Voi.
  • wundanyi - Strong shaking
  • Nairobi - Entrance door rattled, sofa was swinging, it lasted about 10s. 2nd floor.
  • nairobi - Weak shaking
  • lower kabete - Moderate shaking
  • narobi- donholm - the sofa i was sitting on was shaken and the phone and remote on the sofas arm fell on the pillow. lasted about 30 seconds.
  • Mombasa - The couch I was sitting on and my wall unit shook causing little unease .Lasted 10 secs...I rushed out of the apartment as I sensed it was an earth quake...
  • nairobi - no damage window panes shaking
  • Nairobi - I was swinging on the sofa, while entrance door rattled slightly for 10s.
  • Nairobi - 5-10 seconds
  • Nairobi - 5-10 seconds
  • Mombasa - Felt a little bit while I was sitting on the couch
  • Limuru - Moderate shaking
  • Kiambu - it was like 5 seconds
  • Mombasa - I felt it , it was kind of intense, my couch started shaking so did the doors, I thought I was tripping probably thought the house was weak so I almost left but as soon as I got to the door, it stopped,lasted for atleast five to six seconds.
  • Mombasa - I felt it , it was kind of intense, my couch started shaking so did the doors, I thought I was tripping probably thought the house was weak so I almost left but as soon as I got to the door, it stopped,lasted for atleast five to six seconds.
  • Mombasa - I felt the tremor for about 5 seconds while in my room
  • Nairobi - Felt it for about 5 seconds front door rattled sofa I was sitting on shaking
  • Ndenderu - Moderate shaking
  • Ndenderu - Moderate shaking
  • Nairobi - Bed shaking
  • Nairobi - At aroundaround 7pm my husband felt something at the time I still hadn\'t felt it the seconds later it started again we had to leave the house but no damage seen
  • Nairobi - Floor shaking
  • Nairobi - moderate shaking ... no destruction
  • Mombasa - Felt a slight vibration on the bed i was sitting on, lasted about 5 secs.
  • Nairobi - 5 seconds I felt the walls shaking,then it was gone
  • machakos town. - lasted about 2_5 sec ...nothing destroyed.
  • Mombasa - Mild shaking on my bed. Like for 10seconds or less. My cat was very restless and wanted her kittens out of the house
  • Nairobi - everything was shaking and people were running out of the houses for safety
  • mombasa - was seated and felt my couch shaking for like 5secs.
  • Nairobi - It was very mild my bed felt like a water bed. It was wobbling.😀 Nothing was damaged
  • Nairobi - 30 seconds. My bed and everything in the house was shaking. All the occupants of our flat ran out shouting and we joined them. Remained outside for 5 minutes or so until it was confirmed that the shaking was as a result of an earthquake.
  • Namanga Border of tanzania and kenya - Very weak shaking
  • Kikuyu - Nothing fell of the walls . Everything was however shaking
  • Embu - Persistent shaking of roof for couple of seconds felt
  • Nairobi - I was leaning toward a chair next to the table in my hotel room when I felt the light vibration, I never realized that was earthquake until I saw this news! I double checked twice if the chair moved and it happened again but never thought about the earthquake.
  • Embu - Trembling of iron sheets on roofs felt for couple of seconds. No damages accounted.
  • Nairobi - 5-10 seconds of shaking, no property destroyed
  • nairobi - 1 phase, 3secondes, no damage
  • Nairobi - Felt my sofa shaking abit, looking behind I noticed water in the fish tank moving as if someone had pushed it.
  • Ngong - Chairs jotled for like 5 seconds.
  • Nairobi - Very slight shaking seated on the sofa felt the building shake no property damaged but windows trembling and lasted for around 2-5 seconds at around 7.24 pm
  • Nairobi - We shook every one running outside for safety for 30 seconds strong shaking
  • Nanyuki - 1924hrs felt couch shaking. Not heard by most people.
  • Nairobi - About 5 seconds no damage, felt like the sofa was moving under me.
  • Taveta - Was strong, around 10 seconds, no humans damaged
  • Nairobi - It was light around 5-10 seconds but it was scary as everyone run out of the building
  • Nairobi - Very weak shaking
  • Nairobi - Felt the shaking, an ornament fell off the shelf and it was over.
  • Nairobi,Donholm - Lasted 30 sec. No damage though.
  • Nairobi - Seat started shaking
  • Kikuyu - Weak shaking
  • Nairobi - I was in the Crown Plaza hotel. The earthquake lasted about 10 seconds. The building swayed a bit. Water in a glass was moving but not spilling.
  • Kiboriloni/Moshi - About 5 seconds of shaking. No damage.
  • Nairobi - Light shaking
  • Kitui - @7:30pm 24th march
  • Nairobi - Moderate shaking
  • Mombasa - My son 12 yrs old he fill the shaking and he told me I didn't believe after I saw it in breaking news so this are lesson to me
  • Kibwezi - We heard a huge explosion followed by the tremor the whole house shook! Unreal never felt an earthquake before.
  • Watamu - I was in bed at around 8pm and the bed started to shake and the the room vibrated for around 20 seconds
  • Nairobi - It was around 7:20 pm. I was in my bedroom 7th floor of the building. Everything was moving and swaying for 10-15 seconds including my portable wardrobe,bed, windows were rattling and whole building was shaking and i thought it was going to collapse. It was scary and surreal.
  • Nairobi - slight shaking at around 7: 23pm
  • Kajiado - About 5 seconds. Sound like dumping gravel.
  • Kilimanjaro Region - its was slight and last for half a minute..
  • Arusha - It started at 1923 hrs EAT on Sunday 24th April, 2019; lights and other things shaking. Took about 2 minutes
  • Moshi - Kilimanjaro - I felt it on Sunday evening while testing on the bed. It lasted for between 15 to 20 seconds. I felt the shaking and heard the sound of shaking. I overhead my neighbor asking his wife if she had heard the shaking. I kind of
  • Mombasa - 15 seconds
  • Nairobi - Actually i did not feel it i saw ripples going in different directions in the pool and our dog was staring anxiously at the water
  • Nairobi - It was scary. It lasted a bit longer than for 25th; less than a minute.It was early morning. Around 5 something there. No damages to the property.
  • wundanyi, - Moderate shaking

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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) ?
    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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