Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Tanzania on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 88 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 17:13 (GMT)

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Indian Ocean, 88 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 17:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth

12 Aug 17:22 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Aug 12 17:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 25.0 km.
Update Thu, 13 Aug 2020, 08:30
Quake was strongest in region since at least 2016, but no significant damage
User-reports with location and shaking intensity
User-reports with location and shaking intensity
Luckily, even after 15 hours since the magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Tanzania's coast last night, there are no reports of serious damage or injuries. Had the quake occurred closer to the shore, it probably would have had a much more severe outcome.
USGS models estimates that almost 9 million people felt the earthquake, mostly as weak to mild shaking, while 59,000 people in the areas closest to the epicenter felt it at moderate intensity. This fits nicely into the user-generated shake map, based on the more than 800 reports we received so far.
Last night's tremor was the strongest earthquake in the region since 10 September 2016, when a similarly strong earthquake hit northwest Tanzania, killing at least 17 people and injuring more than 400.
Update Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 17:56
People near the epicenter reported that the quake came in two waves; first there was "around 8 to 10 seconds of vibration and then a 2 second long shock", a user told us.
Within 30 minutes, more than 200 reports have come in so far. The interactive map below plots location and reported intensity, which gives a good idea about the impact of the quake. So far, there are no reports of major damage or injuries, fortunately.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 12 Aug 2020 17:13:17 UTC -
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.37°S / 39.85°E (Indian Ocean, Tanzania)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Kilindoni (Mafia) (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ESE of Vikindu (Mkuranga) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Mkwanga (Mkuranga) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SE of Dar es Salaam (pop: 2,698,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ENE of Bungu (Rufiji) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ENE of Kibiti (Rufiji) (pop: 30,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) ESE of Kibaha (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) ESE of Mlandizi (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SE of Bagamoyo (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SSE of Zanzibar (pop: 403,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) N of Tshole-Shamba Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.025 kmTanzaniaGFZ
M 6.015 kmTanzaniaEMSC
M 5.910 kmTanzaniaBMKG
M 6.00.8 kmTanzania [Sea]INGV
M 5.910 kmTanzaniaGeoAu
M 6.016 km66 km ESE of Vikindu, TanzaniaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1030)

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Tabata kisukuru / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Chukwani, Zanzibar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
upanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kibera, Nairobi - Kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My girlfriend thought someone was breaking in.. at the door!
Lindi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt floor shaking.
Nairobi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
morogoro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ununio / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar-es-salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kinondoni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Upanga / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kisutu, Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Paje Zanzibar / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Upanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam mabibo hostel / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It felt like something or someone was pushing me as I was lying on a sofa
Thai kani @ Slipway, Msasani Peninsula, Dar es sal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 2 Unusual moving vibrations, very quick.
Daressalaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mbezi Beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Had 2 waves
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Moshi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar as salaam,Tanzania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dar es salam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Daressalaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam Masaki msasani / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I have never experienced an earthquake but this made me know what it might do and what it is
Kariakoo street / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quick but effective, more time and building wud damage
North Masaki near Seacliff / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was working on my laptop and all of a sudden the cabinets, windows and tables shook strongly !
Masaki Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mtwapa, Kilifi County, Kenya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Zanzibar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam, Tanzania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was shocking as i live in the 24th story , so i felt everything moving and shaking.
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Maintenance rd / Light shaking (MMI IV)
morogoro / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mild shake of land / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nairobi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak. Felt vibration in building on 4th floor. Thought it was someone doing DIY!
Msasani, Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : bed was rocking back and forth and the wooden ceiling was creaking a bit
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I got so scared I heard shaking
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam, Kigamboni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Floor shaking, chandeliers swinging, building slightly swaying, everyone out on the street
Arusha / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa nyali / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam, temeke district mtoni, / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Changamwe ,Mombasa , Kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chair, Beds and Tables shaking. It was scary
Dar-es-salaam. Tanzania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone was shocked and frightened, horrified.
Tanga Bora / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
West upanga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam, Upanga / not felt : Was outside on the street and didn't feel anything at all.
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt little shake.
Mombasa,Kenya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kenya, Mombasa (Shanzu) / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chair moved, windows rattled. Lasted about 2 seconds
Kisitu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt my window moving and sofa too. It was felt clearly.
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Could feel everything shaking for at least 7-8 seconds
Dar es Salaam, Upanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar-es-salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro, kolaB / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Old / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Saw the door and wall shake and I felt the couch I was sitting on shake too
Salasala, Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Morogoro / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Upanga, Dar-es-salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt around 20:14
Dar es Salaam la Veranda / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sana'a Yemen / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Please send me the latest of earthquake news around the word Thank you Basharaheel
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam,posta jamhuri street / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arusha / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Upanga, Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ununio / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was scary.
Ununio / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Upanga East, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was long shaking and the lights were swinging for more than 5min, I think.
Kibaha very light shaking some didn't feel the sha / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar ES Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Morogoro / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very light shaking for about 10 seconds
Handeni,Tanga, Tanzania / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : i heard my windows making vibrating noises
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it
Zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mbeya / not felt
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Alexanders dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Oysterbay / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It shook for about 10 seconds and it was clearly felt.
Oyster bay, dar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It happened twice...i was in shock don't know what to do.
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dad was salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Upanga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Ceiling fans were swaying, could feel our house which is in a building also swaying.
Dar es salaam city center / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar Es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ukunda Diani Beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Doors are shaking sofa rattling
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tanga / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kenya at Nyanza region Kisii county / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Daresalaam upanga / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam , Tanzania / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombada / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : There was shaking for 4 seconds . Everyone felt it . Ppl were planking running outside the houses .
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ngewa, kiambu county, Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My husband and I both sitting in separate rooms both felt a light shaking for around 3-5 seconds.
Magomeni Uslama, Watumishi House / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt it on the 9th floor of our building
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mbezi beach / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My apartment block felt like it was wobbling.
Zanzibar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Zanzibar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar selam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : App. Shaking takes more than 30 seconds,i hope this was not foreshake
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa north coast / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was surprised to feel the shake when no heavy truck was nearby
Makuti Dar / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam, Ada Estate / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Morogoro ( Slopes of Uruguru mountain) / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Daressalaam, Kijitonyama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Makunduchi Zanzibar / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fan on the celling was swinging and the shaking was being felt while lying on the bed
Shungi beach, jambiani reef and beach resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I had experienced earthquakes in los angeles so this felt like it lasted very long.
Nairobi south c Mombasa road / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt the bed shake intensely
dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oysterbay / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : You could feel the ground vibrate and see the doors shaking
mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The sofa and table moved and the flower pot moved too
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Light shaking!
Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mikocheni / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The first was lite but the second one was more stronger as it moved items on the house. Q
City Centre / Posta area, Dar es salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kindoroko Street, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Upanga Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Anxiety was so high and people clueless about safety measures during these events
Mindu street, upanga, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kijitonyama, dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Wazo, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Masaki, Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zanzibar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
mabibo nit / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : shaking of the building
mikocheni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ruaka, Kenya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
ubungo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I neibour the country but near to the border it was a light earth quake
Kivukoni Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dareslaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was shaking like I felt I'm dying. I was on roads walkng my mola saved us all mola zinda bad
dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kigamboni / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gongo la mboto, majohe / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was playing with my kid on floor, I felt I was swinging
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Upanga Daressalaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam, Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mlandizi, Pwani, Tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kariakoo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dad es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nairobi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kigambon dar es salaam Tanzania / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was strong shaking
Magomeni Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ur ass / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Ache I use he wenu
mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it. Ran down the building. Bed and windows started shaking.
City centre, dar es salaam , tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sinza,Dar es salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Twiga Apartments - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Twiga Apartments - Dar Es Salaam - shook us pretty good!
Kigamboni, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Daressalaam ,upanga area / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kenya / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
North Masaki near Seacliff / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was working on my laptop and all of a sudden the cabinets, windows and tables shook strongly !
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kigamboni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Experienced moderate shaking while sitting on my chair that lasted for a couple of seconds.
Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam, Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Magomeni Dar Es Salaam Tanzania / not felt : Its my first time to see i was very worry it's better to get information before happen like that
Kunduchi, Dar Es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Upanga dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Da es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong shaking and was adequately felt inside the house
Dar es saalam magomen / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kigamboni, Mwongozo. Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar-Es-Salaam ilala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tanzania / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kilifi kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Kenya coast mombasa kilifi malindi tremors chaking of buildings ,kilifi location
Dar es salaam, mwanayamala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Quite very very weak quake
Toangoma street / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Changanyikeni Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Upanga, Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa Kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It happened twice
Nairobi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kenya, Mombasa, Changamwe, Hamisi estate / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt a shaking for about 7seconds.
Dar es salam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
kilifi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very light shaking, the bulbs on the selling was moving
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Diani Beach / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was a very light shaking under my sitting couch a bit of head spin, scary though
Cement road, Nyali, Mombasa,kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam kawe beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Maji maji street / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Upanga, dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Toure drive dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa, Kiembeni / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam Tanzania / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It brought a little panic. But it wasn’t even that bad to cause such feelings
Nyali Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Masaki Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Oysterbay / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ada Estate Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking,Ada Estate
Dsm mkunguni/livingstone st / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : very strong shaking
Arusha / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it. Only the bed was shaking nothing else in the room.
Dar es Salaam, Msasani / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam, kariakoo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mazengo / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was something that felt for the first time ever
Madale dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Nairobi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The house shook slightly
liwale / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sofa and bed shaking. Very scary experience.
Boko / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Daresalaam Mikocheni B..20.12 . Around 5 seconds / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa, Kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : a short sharp jolt thst lasted a few seconds only
Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very Disturbing
Masaki / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tudor / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Masaki / not felt
Kensington Tower / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mtoni sabasaba,Dar es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Walls were shaking, noticed by touching the walls
Dar es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 2nd floor shook twice.
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Diani beach / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : This was quite longer time and shaken strongly
Morogoro, Tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Started to get tensed
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lumo/temeke/dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everything was moving
(-6.2265417, 39.2112589) / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kiambu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light tremor.
Yombo Dovya, Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Scary
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the earthquake all the furnitures moving
Gachie, Kiambu County, Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nairobi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Dar es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Vice / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam, msasani / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam-City center / not felt : I was on the way home (kigamboni) by car
Pemba / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 5 seconds light shaking
mombasa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Upanga, Dar Es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa near Likoni ferrt / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on plastic chair and it shook and i felt dizzyness as if somone was shaking my chair.
Kwale Kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam at Ubungo District / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zanziabr / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Malindi kenya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I just felt something pushing me like 5times(how the heart beats) and then it stopped
Dar es salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
MOROGORO, TANZANIA, Mafiga Street. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : On 17th floor penthouse it was all shaking about 6 inch movement side by side
Nairobi Ruaka / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Masaki Dar es salaam Touré Drive / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tanga,usagara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Walls were shaking. People were running out of the buildings.
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Rabai, Kilifi County, Kenya. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking. Beds and sofas moved.
Dark es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam, Mikocheni / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everything moved in the sitting room, we were so afraid
Mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar Es Salam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like I was shaking
Dar es Salaam, Magomeni. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Two waves of movement
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ruhunde st kinondoni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam, mbezi beach kunduchi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es Salaam, msasani / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mombasa / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Africana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Oysterbay / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
dar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nairobi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Msasani, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam. Makongo Juu / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the sofa I was seated on shaking slightly
Dar Es Salaam, peninsula / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kijitonyama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa, Leisure / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Morogoro / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tandika / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it inside the house a shake for 2 Seconds
Oysterbay Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ilala Daresalaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Arusha, Tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nyangoro Street / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt twice
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
City Center / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Our building was shaking
Bunju / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kinondoni, Dar es salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Upanga, Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mikocheni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tanga / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
East Upanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa Haile selassie Rd / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mikocheni dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa ganjoni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kisutu street, DAR es salaam / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Lushoto / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
KIKUYU TOWN, KIAMBU COUNTY, KENYA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mombasa Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Morogoro / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
zanzibar stone town / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zanzibar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kinondoni Dar es salaaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Masaki 6th floor / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was on 6th floor, could feel the shake
Zanzibar, Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nairobi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It lasted for about 15 seconds... I was vibrating on the couch as I watched television
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam, masaki / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was having dinner and felt the whole table shake . Left my food and ran outside
Mombasa - Kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slightly frightening. Windows shaking. Few seconds tjoguh
Skylight Tower Nyangoro Street / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mbezi Beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Had 2 waves
matemwe, zanzibar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Uhuru Heights dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 9
Mbweni dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It feel like something going on under our house
Tanga / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Msasani, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Paje, Zanzibar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa kenya / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak shaking on lower floor of my house as I was lying on my sofa.
Mombasa Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III) : FELT IT!
Dar es salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
upanga / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The whole building was shaking and people runing
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Dar es salaam
Dsm / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Masaki, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kinodoni A vijana dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was not a light earthquake feel clearly with my kids and my wife . Thanks god all safe
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Hananasif / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
daressalaam, isevya street / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : very weak earthquake
dar es salaam tanzania / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar Es Salam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sinza Mori, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Zanzibar, Tanzania / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Abnormal , Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ukunda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nairobi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam, Tegeta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I Felt it
MOMBASA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa, Kenya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ada Estates, Tunisia Rd, KINONDONI, DSM / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam , Oysterbay / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Had 2 waves
nairobi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hong kong hotel / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Magomeni (Tanzania, 95 km NW of epicenter) : It was a bit shaky but there were no damages or casualities (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 91 km NW of epicenter) : Scary, felt for about 15 seconds, ran out with family (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 91 km NW of epicenter) : some 10 seconds of vibration and then a serious shaking of the whole house (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : Slight shaking (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : I felt the Earth quake (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 56 km S of epicenter) : I was inside my bed room ,every things shaked for 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 91 km NW of epicenter) : As I was entering the house my dog was forcing itself outside the house.. It was a scramble and it could not alert me.. and then it started.. This dog failed me... S Kirama... (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 91 km NW of epicenter) : felt my tv and my wife moving (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : No effect for me, I was lying down on mat when I started to feel vibration, I didn't know exactly what is happening I thought it a huge lorry passing outside because i am near to Morogoro road, it is my first time to experience it! (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : Was too bad (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : I and my wife were seated in the sitting room. I felt a minor tremor followed by a motion as if the house was floating on a sea/ocean. That is when I shouted: An earthquake! Everyone out!!! Then it subsided but all of us were stranding outside. (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : I was in bed room and the bed and the stand fen was shaking for about 2 minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Vikindu (Tanzania, 77 km NW of epicenter) : We were doing a work at second floor when this happened (reported through EMSC)
Lushoto (Tanzania, United Republic of, 333 km NW of epicenter) : It seems as if the house is falling down (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 151 km NW of epicenter) : None (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 95 km NW of epicenter) : I felt the earthquake while at home . The building was shaking for about 10 secs and realized that it’s a quake All of us in our apartments left our home and came to the streets (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 95 km NW of epicenter) : Horrific feeling (reported through EMSC)
Magomeni (Tanzania, 95 km NW of epicenter) : water dispenser and my chair shaked.. (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 94 km NW of epicenter) : Panick (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : Was scary but lasted only 10 seconds. More emotional than physical stress (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 91 km NW of epicenter) : I was sitting in a chair and the floor moved and the whole chair moved too. Strange feeling. (reported through EMSC)
Kahama (Tanzania, 899 km NW of epicenter) : Its very bad (reported through EMSC)
Kandara (Kenya, 785 km NW of epicenter) : Was in bed and my bed shook for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 553 km W of epicenter) : My fan and table was shaking. Also I heard land vibration noises. (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 553 km W of epicenter) : Not sure (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 553 km W of epicenter) : Didnt notice any earth quake (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 487 km NW of epicenter) : Manyara kiteto tetemeko nalo limepita (reported through EMSC)
Mombasa (Kenya, 368 km NW of epicenter) : It was shaky in Kizingo, Mombasa (reported through EMSC)
Mombasa (Kenya, 368 km NW of epicenter) : Mombasa (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Slight tremor (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Made my next door neighbours panic (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Closed door and bed shook. (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Sofa was shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Felt tremors for a few seconds (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Sofa was shaking (reported through EMSC)
(Kenya, 367 km NW of epicenter) : I heard some rumble and windows rattle. Then, the sofa I was sitting on was shaking. Everyone in my building felt the same. (reported through EMSC)
Muheza (Tanzania, United Republic of, 274 km NW of epicenter) : It is rare event in our area but this year, there have been two episodes of earthquakes, something which is very unsual and most people dont know what to do when it happen. (reported through EMSC)
Tanga (Tanzania, United Republic of, 268 km NW of epicenter) : Took a few seconds heard doors vibrate (reported through EMSC)
Bagamoyo (Tanzania, United Republic of, 151 km NW of epicenter) : A kittke shaking occured in my house. We were astonished with this. No damage occured (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 111 km NW of epicenter) : No effect occurred (reported through EMSC)
(Tanzania, United Republic of, 99 km NW of epicenter) : It should be taken measures so as to avoid or stop the occurance of earthquake again (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 98 km NW of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 98 km NW of epicenter) : Was lying on my bed and felt the bed and the house literally being shaken (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 97 km NW of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Indian Ocean, 88 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 12 August 2020 17:13 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 06 Oct 2020 19:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Aug 2020 14:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 88 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 at 17:13 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 08 Dec 2007 19:55
    | 5.6 |
    6km / 3.7mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    244km / 152mi
    | Tanzania
  • 04 Jan 1977 20:44
    | 5.2 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    147km / 91mi
    | Tanzania
  • 15 Jan 2005 05:13
    | 5.0 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    16 years ago
    |
    168km / 105mi
    | Tanzania
  • 28 Apr 1986 18:09
    | 5.0 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    35 years ago
    |
    175km / 109mi
    | Tanzania
  • 06 Apr 1999 04:16
    | 4.9 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    22 years ago
    |
    134km / 83mi
    | Tanzania
  • 08 Sep 2015 23:43
    | 4.8 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    5 years ago
    |
    25km / 16mi
    | Tanzania
  • 10 Jun 2011 08:28
    | 4.8 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    10 years ago
    |
    40km / 25mi
    | Tanzania
  • 25 Feb 1992 20:10
    | 4.5 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    29 years ago
    |
    52km / 32mi
    | Tanzania
  • 09 Jun 1997 02:38
    | 4.4 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    123km / 76mi
    | Tanzania
  • 13 Apr 1983 02:13
    | 4.1 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    38 years ago
    |
    61km / 38mi
    | Off the Coast of Tanzania

Map of earlier quakes

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