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

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 88 km SE of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania, miércoles, 12 ago. 2020

- Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 88 km SE of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania, miércoles, 12 ago. 2020

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth

12 Aug 17:22 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
Aug 12 17:24: Magnitud recalculada de 5.9 a 6.0.
Profundidad recalculada de 10.0 a 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:

Fecha & hora: 12 Aug 2020 05:13:17 UTC -
Magnitud: 6.0
Profundidad: 25.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 7,37°S / 39,85°E (Tanzania)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km al NNE de Kilindoni (Mafia) (pop: 12,400)
73 km al ESE de Vikindu (Mkuranga) (pop: 23,300)
76 km al ESE de Mkuranga (pop: 28,000)
88 km al SE de Dar es-Salam (pop: 2,698,700)
92 km al ENE de Bungu (Rufiji) (pop: 27,900)
108 km al ENE de Kibiti (Rufiji) (pop: 30,200)
109 km al SSE de Sokoni (Kusini) (pop: 25,800)
369 km al S de Mombasa (Kenia) (pop: 799,700)
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
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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30.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt the floor was shaking and the utensils plus the bed, cupboard and all the surface felt like a sea wave shaking | One user found this interesting.
Dar Es salam (75.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) | 3 users found this interesting.
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Daressalaam (4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : On the 14th floor of a 24 storey I felt the strong swing and stepped out of apartment and saw my neighbours rushing out of theirs and told them not to use the lifts but the stairs due to the uncertainty of after shocks. I tried to calm and console some elderly women walking slowly down the multitude of stairs by talking to them and walking slowly with them until they reached the ground floor and outside. Found a sea of people from the building already on the street. Many in a state of panic maki | 10 users found this interesting.
Arusha, Mbauda (567.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was having a conversation with my young brother while having dinner. All of a sudden i felt the couch and follow vibrating. I told my brother that there is a quake but he didn't feel it. When he looked aside he saw his backpack which was sitting straight have fallen thats when he realized that could be a result of a quake. The vibrations were mild and happened for a very short time. | 8 users found this interesting.
Kenya mombasa (374.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : it w a s the first time I.exprienced this in.mombasa ...scary....a way of god reminding us ....of.his existence and how.weak we truly are | 6 users found this interesting.
Pemba Island (240.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were praying isha prayer. Everyone was shaking, after prayer we asked why we were shaking!? Imam said, it was an earthquake. | 5 users found this interesting.
Kariakoo dar es salaam (56.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was sitting on the floor and sudden i felt heavy shake or the building and felt that windows might fall on me, fan were about to fall m everything around me.. we had to run downstairs for our safety..first experience of the earthquake | 4 users found this interesting.
Morogoro (253.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was resting on bed on third floor of Antique Legacy Hotel felt some unusual shaking lasting 4+5 seconds but when I got of the bed it was gone. Nothing fell or broke. | 4 users found this interesting.
Masaki, dar es salaam (92.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me from my sleep. I noticed the glass sliding doors shaking. It lasted about 10-15 seconds after I woke up. | 4 users found this interesting.
Mawenzi Rd, Masaki, Dar Es Salaam (92.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two tremors where felt within seconds of each other and we were unsure at first what was the cause. We stay on top floor of a 5 story building and after a few minutes we went to the ground floor where we found all residents outside. After 10 minutes we returned to the Appartment | 3 users found this interesting.
Dar es Salaam (82.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was a dangerous experience. We ran out of our houses and were standing there for an hour or so. We are alert and ready for any upcoming tremors. | 3 users found this interesting.
272.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on my bed and i thought someone was playing me, but i was all alone, i realized it was it when it was gone. About 8-10 seconds | 3 users found this interesting.
dar es salaam, tanzania (92.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was noticeable to every one indoors and outdoors. people were shocked as its something no very familiar, it continued for about 6-9 seconds, with a second or two pause in between | 3 users found this interesting.
Mliman city (96.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first i did not understand what was causing the shake of the building, then every said it was an earthQuake. | 2 users found this interesting.
zanzibar (152 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt a light movement of my iPad standing on a coffee table and a slight movement of myself sitting on the sofa | 2 users found this interesting.
Dar E Salaam, magomeni, haidaru street (79.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in my bed when it happened and the started bed shaking a bit violently. Then our house maid then came to get be and the whole family evacuated outside in the open. | 2 users found this interesting.
86.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt the sofa shaking, the cabinets shook the house felt like it was moving back and forth. It was a scary experience. I live in Dar es Salaam at Mbezi Beach, Kilongawima, Usalama Road House number 666. | 2 users found this interesting.
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Mombasa, Kenya (392 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slight vibration on my chair. A glass of water on the stool also vibrated which could be seen in the water moving. | 2 users found this interesting.
ZTabata Island (181.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Sittingin a wooded chair,bare feet on tileie floor I felt a strong roll of the ground under my bare feet,then a heavy shaking to a strong more intense shaking.my 3 puppies were going crazy running all around before the & barking loudly,like someone coming in the house.It was scary!!! | One user found this interesting.
99.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sitting on a varander at mbezi beach area in Ďar es salaam and felt the chair I was sitting on shake. The table was shaking,there were ripples on my drink | One user found this interesting.
88 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt moderately shaked for a few seconds, the whole building was shaking and it felt like it was swaying. | One user found this interesting.
West Upanga, Kalenga street (89.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed was shaking for like 2 secs, and then stopped when I woke up my bed started to shake again then I saw my ,mirror and closet's door shake for about 8 secs then it stopped completely a | One user found this interesting.
363.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Strongest shaking I have felt since I came to Mombasa. Normally feel other very mild shaking every now and then. | One user found this interesting.
Mombasa, Kenya (366.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Being on a high floor, I would describe it as between light and medium shaking, it felt as if the building was swaying. The furniture shook significantly for us to get alarmed and get off it and to think of trying to get out of the building. Hanging lights and pictures on the wall were noticeably moving, so was the water in a jug and in a basin. Some people in the building reported doors opening/closing. We had no visible damage to the building but saw some reports on SM of other buildings in th | One user found this interesting.
Mombasa Kenya (311.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was lying on the couch and suddenly I felt a vibration which caused me rock side by side and the house seemed to shake.I got so scared but just when I was about to ran to the door it stopped. | One user found this interesting.
Misugusugu (128.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At about 20:14-15 while seated on a coach, I felt a slight roof sound immediately followed a body shake, This happened twice at short interval of about 30 seconds. | One user found this interesting.
88.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On 11th floor apt had uneasy feeling of movement bit like a rocking boat but just noticeable. I was not sure what it was so stood on balcony and could see building moving relative to surrounding | One user found this interesting.
Dar Es Salaam, Ilalla District (88.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Slight to moderate shaking in building, no visible damage to building,slight panic behaviour by some people especially children, no break down of electricity or Internet | One user found this interesting.
135.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was napping on the sofa, and felt the sofa moving. Didn’t know if I was dreaming or not, didn’t think much of it. | One user found this interesting.
Dar es salaam / Violent shaking (MMI IX) | One user found this interesting.
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Dar Es Salaam (90.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on the fourth floor of the apartment, I am writing this at 2am because I don’t want to sleep for I am scared of the aftershocks, so yeah fourth floor of our apartment I wasn’t alone, I was in the living room with others we all felt the trembles and shakes and we all ran downstairs as fast as we could
Godess; Kihonda Maghorofani; Morogoro Mjini; Morog (243.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was studying and suddenly i heard vehicles braking from a distance. while observing through my window is when i heard it coming and felt it by shaking windows and house beams.
Dar es Salaam, sikuku and Amani, kariakoo. (88.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The shaking was feltful and things around were shaking, I personally thought the building above me was going to collapse. Very scary.
Dar es Salam, Kisutu area (123.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sitting on the bed in my 3rd floor flat, when I felt the bed give a lurch. Distinct tremor in the floor. Looked up and saw the ceiling fan swaying. Was about to go down to the street but the shaking stopped. Total episode lasted maximum 10 -12 seconds.
272.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on my bed and i thought someone was playing me, but i was all alone, i realized it was it when it was gone. About 8-10 seconds
Nairobi (757.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very subtle. Felt like very mild muscle spasm at about 8:20pm. Lasted a few seconds with few seconds break and then a few more seconds. Top floor of four story apartment block
Nairobi, Kenya (760 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Windows were rattling and bed was shaking on top floor but people on lower floors did not feel anything.
Mombasa,Kenya (371.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : So basically I was on a call, and could feel myself luke swinging and shaking like whole sitted on my bed, our sofas even literally moved from its position
Dar es salaam (87.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It begun with a light shaking for 4 to 5seconds and than almost 1 to 3 seconds of long shaking. Even at the ninth floor you felt the building moving.
Mombasa,Kenya (351.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Ceiling lights which were hanging shook a little and sofas could be felt vibrating.Felt like the growl of a car engine,but a little stronger.
87.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar-Es-Salaam a (48.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kitunda,Dar es salaam (94 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
361.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Thought the building was falling apart, first experience
Upanga (88.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It happened for 8-10 seconds (reported through our app)
Nairobi (685.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sitting in the living room on sofa when I felt very slight shaking on second floor apartment
129.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
76.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kabuki tanga region (82.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fittings glasses and cups rattle
West Upanga, Kalenga street (89.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
89.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
88.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
87.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Morogoro Municipal (257.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Upanga (88.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It happened for 8-10 seconds (reported through our app)
Mombasa (370 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
510.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Lying on the couch, slight vibration at around 8:15
1531.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Dar es salaam (85.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt it, was at work
459.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Uhuru Heights, Dar es Salaam (88 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Shanzu-Mombasa (424.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
366.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
87.8 km W of epicenter [Map] / not felt
367.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
84.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
91.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
368.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt it
756.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : door standing moving slowly. Felt back and forth motion.
371.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
84.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
87.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
205.1 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was a very weak quake indeed.Some of my family members did not feel it atall.
222.8 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fumba, Zanzibar (133.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Msambweni, Kwale County Kenya (326.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mombasa, Kenya (353.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak shaking of bed and closed door.
114.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sijawai ona tetemeko leo ndio nimefahamu nini unapata nchi zingine. (reported through our app)
91.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Rolling
129.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
99.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Thought someone was moving the bench we were sitting on.
Mombasa Kenya (367.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
249 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
73.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
333 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
106.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Crescent Flats (87.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
93.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
92.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam (88.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Upanga dar es salaam (52.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
426.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar-Es-Salaam a (48.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
96.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mtwapa, Kilifi (380.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
City centre dar es salaam (89.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
82.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Galu Kinondo Kenya (291 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed rattling and shaking
Mchafukoge (91.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
100.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Morogoro (309.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
87.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
89.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nairobi (755.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
88.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mombasa kizingo (368.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
93.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
526.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Msambweni (333.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
90 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
88.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mombasa (377.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kinondoni dar es Salaam (95 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam (88.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Masaki (57.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
85.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Kinda scary tbh
91.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar Es Salaam (173.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt floor shaking and fan oscillating very fast.
Mombasa,kiembeni green estate it was very strong w (392.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
154 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
266.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
90.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
739 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
88.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
114.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
masaki dar-es-salaam (73.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
64.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
upanga (89.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : first time feel this ,scared....
88.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
42.2 km S of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (87.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nairobi (753.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Diani Beach (339.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Brief and mild swinging of chair and doors
Dar es slaam (93.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Windows shook
Kiwalani dar es salaam (87.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on a coach with my friends but only me who felt it as the tv and a fan were shaking also.
Daressalaam (78.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
374.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mtwapa (397.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong tremor
Arusha (566.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ununio (112.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt the bed shaking but didn't recognize it was an earthquake
414.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
85.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
88.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
89.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Shanzu mombasa (378.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lying in bed felt bed shake
bunju b, dar es salaam (118 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
90.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt floor shaking and all windows rattling for about 20 seconds.
7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everybody in the house shouted with but no damage is caused.
Dar es salaam Oysterbay (91.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moving objects in household
Kizimkazi Zanzibar (103.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
371.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
89.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa (363.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dar s salaam , upanga (89 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar Es Salaam (93.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
370.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was seated on a chair with caster wheels and it moved.
344.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Masaki Dar Es Salaam (94.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was on the sofa and suddenly it started vibrating for a few seconds.
93.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
565.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
766.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the tremors while sitting 1st floot
365.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Some people ran out
10.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
139.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
tanga (268.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
90.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shanzu-Mombasa (424.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
87.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
55.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
368.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
92 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
743.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tanga (276.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
87.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Morogoro (168.8 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sewa Street. (87.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Scary ....
93.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam (84 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
274 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
93.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
81.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam (88 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt a shake for about 3 mins
Oyster Bay (12.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa, Kenya (353.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Weak shaking of bed and closed door.
65.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Upanga (88.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tabata, Dar es salaam (92.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Malindi (464.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
757 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Minor tremor in Nairobi
Malindi,kilifi county kenya (257.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Somehow on one side of the house.not strong.
371.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
363.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa (369.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
372.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Taita (461.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
88.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
87.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa (35.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mombasa. Felt the tremor. Shock the building and bottle fell from the table.
Daresalaam (15.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Frames were shaking windows and clocks only.
  • My couch was shaking I wanted to run
Dar es Salaam, masaki (93.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kilifi, kenya (415.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
375.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt by person at rest mild shaking for a few seconds
Mombasa (360.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
96.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam (92.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it woke up from sleep
  • I felt it
9.6 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Maybe a 5 second shake. Lying on bed felt it move. In Utange. Mombasa. Kenya.
771.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nyali, mombasa (375.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Dar Es Salaam (89.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa nyali (8.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking for about 6 seconds
364.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
71.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
368.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
MOMBASA (322.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
88.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
368.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
370.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
240.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kimbiji (51.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Loud rumble
Dar es Salaam (93.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam masaki peninsula (93.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam (93.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arusha (593.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
91.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mbezi Beach Dar es Salaam / not felt : I heard from people in an hour later and was eager to know if it might cause a Tsunami! But am still eager to know further what might be the cause of such an earthquake because it is unusual based on the geographical formation of these areas. Waiting for more information. | 2 users found this interesting.
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Everything moved - things swinging on the walls - waves on the pool very scary feeling felt 2 one after another | 2 users found this interesting.
kigamboni / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were watching tv when we felt the first tremor. It was not a shaking but more like a wave and the whole coach moved as well as my body shifted on the coach. It lasted maybe 6 seconds. I jumped at and once it passed, I sat down again and within seconds I felt another one and it seemed more intense so I ran out of the house. Other people did the same. Since everuthing looked okay, we went back in anf weny online to check the news. | One user found this interesting.
Mtwapa / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : The extremely cool temperatures the past few days leading to the event were notable. Moments before the quake I felt sudden tightness in my chest and ears and rocking while seated on my sofa suddenly the whole building started rocking and furniture moved and my violin fell from its standing position we were being rocked from side to side and it sounded like a thousand horses were galloping at top speed outside our apartment. I was sure the building was about to collapse. My daughter and I lay do | One user found this interesting.
Ufundi police / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sudden increased temperature, light headedness, and a mild to light shaking of the seat I was on | One user found this interesting.
Nyangoro Steert - Skylight Tower / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first I felt my chair I was sitting on shaking and thought it was faulty with its wheels only to realise that chandelier was shaking and cupboards doors swaying. Felt disoriented for almost 30 minutes. Managed to escape from the building. Thank God no damage. | One user found this interesting.
Kiwalani, Dar es Salaam near Julius Nyerere Intern / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sitting on a wooden chair, felt the vibrations as if that heavy machinery equipment used in road construction as a compactor, was passing nearby. At first I thought the chair was faulty but after few seconds the vibrations were gone, and I realised something unusual had just happened. Since I was there drinking, I could barely speak of what just happened cause I wasn't sure really. It was until when, I went through my WhatsApp chats that I saw my friends writing about similar experiences t | One user found this interesting.
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was resting on bed and felt a sudden, continuous shaking. I instantly rose from the bed and that's when I realized an earthquake was occurring. I rushed to the window and people downstairs were talking about the same thing... | One user found this interesting.
Nyangoro Steert - Skylight Tower / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first I felt my chair I was sitting on shaking and thought it was faulty with its wheels only to realise that chandelier was shaking and cupboards doors swaying. Felt disoriented for almost 30 minutes. Managed to escape from the building. Thank God no damage. | One user found this interesting.
Ilala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was feeding my four months daughter and felt first shaking so then I looked around my family members were chatting and having dinner. Then felt another movement right after the first one so I asked them is this earthquake? My uncle soon after hearing rushed downstairs without even wear slippers and to make sure whether it was earthquake me and my dad went out in gallery asking neighbors what exactly happened ? On hearing earthquake and clearing my doubt I carried one blanket lying on the bed n | One user found this interesting.
Dar es Salaam Mbezi Beach. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was having conversation with my neighbor on our dinning table then felt the shaking.Thought weirdly that it was him pushing the table using his feet but immediately felt and saw the whole building shaking including the lump shade standing tall aside the cabinet.Then I reized it was it and all of us around including my wife realized it was it.My neighbor who lives down stairs came to check on us...so kind of him.First time witnessing this in Dar es Salaam but we were calm and no panic at all. | One user found this interesting.
Mwandege dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Good Morning I am at Mwandege, Mbagala Dar es salaam. First time Experience in my life. My sofa vibrated approx 10 seconds. But all are safe. | One user found this interesting.
Kiambu county,Kenya near Nairobi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was in two waves, the first was longer than the second all this happed within a span of about 15-20 seconds | One user found this interesting.
Amani street na msbazi / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : 8 second for earthquake I felt it , strong shake , I was scared but all of sudden it was stopped and no any loss becoz of that . | One user found this interesting.
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was making my daughter sleep suddenly bed was shaking for about 10 seconds. It was scary but thank god no damage. | One user found this interesting.
Zanzibar / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt sudden slight shaking of the sofa, literally paused but ignored thought i might be hallucinating. Then a call came and thats when i realised it was all real. | One user found this interesting.
Goba Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : was in my livin room watchin the news and felt some weak shakin. I noticed the fluid in my glass movin and it felt n looked strange thats when i realized it was a mild earthquake. | One user found this interesting.
Kariakoo and kigamboni / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was my first time felt this shaking we all have to run out and see our neighbors outside really scary... | One user found this interesting.
Tanga / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were dining at a place called the Pizzeria and were siting on the first floor of a concrete structured restaurant. All four people at my table stopped eating because of the shaking. Fortunately nothing worse happened. As.we are part of a yachting comunity, the sailors at anchor also reported that rhey have felt the tremors on their boats. At least something more interesting to talk about than Corona.
Upanga, UN road, dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am residing at 5 th floor. On that day, I was preparing dinner at the kitchen. I felt doors rattled and house slightly shook. I switched off the stove and came out of the building with my family members and neighbors.
Dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We were in the build first floor but we shake two time's and after felt that we run outside the build...
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : On the 12th floor of a hotel, felt initial wave that built in intensity, short break and then 2nd wave almost immediately thereafter. Moved the furniture, standing lamp and coffee table No sound heard.
Dar es salaam, Mlimani City, UDSM student hostel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : There was a major shake at around 2020hrs.Everyone was alarmed and ran outside. The shake had things on shelves shake and vibrate. Everyone around had felt tge rumbling of the ground
JUJA,KENYA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I live on the top most floor on the building, I was bed relaxing with my laptop. All over sudden my laptop screen start shaking for about 4 secs followed by I slight shaking of my bed for about 4-5 secs
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first it felt like I was gonna faint. Looking up I saw my mom rushing to me with a terrified look on her face. Without hesitating a moment we rushed out of our building tumbling down the stairs. Everywhere was chaos and the screams of people filled the air. We were able to breathe in a sigh of relief when we came out in the open air where several people were gathered. We entered the building almost one hour later.
Dar es Salaam, Kisarawe II, Lingato / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard it twice, i felt like something was pushing up my chair, then i heard the roof shaking. The first one confused me, and i started thinking that i could be an earthquake that's when it repeated, this time a bit stronger.
KAWE DARESSALAAM / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : EARTHQUAKE Start in Two vibration First the bed are shaked in 5 second then stop in 1 second after that sheked in 4 second after that when earthquake occur buds are fly and cry from outside the house i listen the sound of buds out of my house i chaked the bottom of water in my room also shaked water in the bottom and i confirmed this is earthquake because of water shaked with out any one shake the bottom. I chek the time in my phone is 20:14 12/08/2020 and this is my first time to see the earthq
Dar es salaam Bunju B / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : There was a weak shaking, we felt it while sitting on a sofa. Unfortunately our 2,000lt reserve water tank with 3 stands, located on top of the roof (full of water) was disturbed and laid aside.
Dar es Salaam, kigamboni / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on my bed then all of a sudden my whole house started shaking my dad was on the top floor and he was scared, I was in my room and the entire room and my lights were shaking, but we were all supposed safe
Dar Es Salaam, Jamhuri Street / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : our building was swaying and we rushed out of the building. it was good 10-15 seconds tremor. luckily all is safe. God bless us all.
Dare salaam, kinondoni -makumbusho / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was light shaking but supprisingly we got dizzness,but all in all we thank God for his mercy and protection We live at Makumbusho Kinondoni Dsm
msasani, masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sitting watching the movie with my Babe, suddenly i saw things falling from the table, cupboard and the lights shaking, i thought it was a day dream but suddenly i heard screamings then we popped out for our safety, But this is my third experience so i wasnt that frightened but i was fascinated like how does this happen in Dar
City centre, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it started as if someone was tapping his foot on the floor. Then It grew stronger and it felt like someone was gently lifting us up and down or shaking chairs that we sat on. Hanging objects such as ceiling fans were also swaying
Daresalam kinondoni / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Just sitting watching tv and the sofa vibrates intensely I tried to stand up and for a second it stopped them started vibrating more. My husband was sleeping and you can imagine he was woken up by the bed vibrating we went outside and see people screaming and running doen the stairs so just to be safe we all went downstairs come to find out it was really an earthquake.
Tanzania / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was sitting on my sofa in my drawing room. All of sudden my i am healing with my sofa than suddenly i stood up from sofa n try to pick corner of Sofa . i m not able to manage as well. Than i feel this is earthquake and ran out from home. I am residing 2nd Floor. I ran towards ground floor. Its horrible experience for me.
DAR ES SALAAM / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in the building in an apartment and everything was shaking. The entire building shook, but luckily it was strong enough to withstand the magnitude.
DAR es salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was shocking everything in home was shaking violently. The longevity was more than the normal around 15 sec. Horrible scenario all people were scared. Many were in shocking state can’t understood what’s happened for a while. For many it was first experience
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first i thought i was getting dizzy it took me a second to realize it was an earthquake. House was shaking windows i had to go outside for a while.
Kisutu Street, Dar ex salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Tremors felt with hanging items and all liquid shaking indoor, had to rush outside in the open immediately.
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : While we were praying Ishaa prayers, my family and I , we all slightly felt dizzy. My sister was laying in bed and felt that the bed was moving.
Kigamboni Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It occured within a very few seconds.. less than a minute, it ďidnt cause any damage and so far no casualties.
Dar Es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Shaking of the cupboards and utensils n other household appliances. House mates who were leaning on the house wall much felt like they were being pushed. It lasted for about 5 to 8 seconds.
Mombasa, nyali / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sitting on the sofa it felt like someone was shaking the sofa. Even stuff in the kitchen started shaking.
Masaki Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt 2 moderate shakes within seconds of each other from 4th floor of an apartment just after 8pm. Heard loud sound of something falling with a thud from the apartments either on top or below us. Chandeliers were moving sideways(dangling). People started running downstairs. We also went down 5 or so mins later. Went back inside 10-15mins later.
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the second floor when it all happened. I suddenly felt the building shaking and on my way out I started hearing the car alarms from the parking lot, then I noticed that it's an earthquake and it has already passed.
Dar es salaam- kariakoo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A nasty experience it was,my apartment really shook and felt the building move side ways & I was like this is it. had goosebumps luckily within a split second was down an overcrowded staircase to safety of the Livingstone street and joined loads of seemingly confused bystanders
Dar Es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : At first I couldn't understand what was it untill my husband came running quickly for us to come outside, All in all we're grateful that no damages has been reported up to now, but we would love to be sure like for real for real no tsunami coming?
Tanga, Kange Valley / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was having fun with my roommate. Suddenly something different from what he usually does happened. The fun ended there.
Nairobi, riara road / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We were indoors on the 11th floor and felt a tremor for a few seconds. Our crystals on the chandelier were moving and the wheels on our chair were moving left to right. Personally it felt like a dizzy spell.
Gerezani, Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : we were in the kitchen and suddenly i swayed a little.. thought might have imagined it then hubby said he felt ut too.. felt it almost thrice
(-6.7825027, 39.2597465) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was seating on my bed, sudden started feeling it shaking too much together with mosquito net and door grills. At first glance i thought it was large construction steam roller pathing near my house.
Daressalaam, Kimara Korogwe / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Well, I noticed it while indoors not outside the cupboard and beds were upset same goes to liquids in bottles/open vessels which were slightly disturbed. It occurred for quiet some few seconds.
Oysterbay, Dar-es-Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My wife and I were sitting in the living room when we felt the fist tremor shook the ceiling lights for about 5seconds and second tremor less than a minute from the first one shook the whole house for another few seconds. We live in a 2 story house near the beach, I ran in the kids room picked both of them up and ran outside with my wife. Thank God, we are ok. Didn't see any cracks, but will check in the morning for cracks in and outside the building.
City Centre, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzanite / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Everyone got down from there houses. Everyone did feel the tremor except for those at the lower floors of most buildings. A first time experience for most of Us as it was quite a magnitude.
Dar es salaam, ununio. / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I thought that it was war or end of the world because I was on top the balcony when the earthquake occurred. I felt like running down stairs but I decided to sit down while holding the chair.
Kigamboni near Kijiji beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me, mum and my one year old we were watching a movie and suddenly I felt like the couch I was sitting on vibrated and I was like nah it's nothing, then we the whole house shook, mum was resting on the floor she got shooked too and the flat screen TV was litterly shaking on the table and the water from the mist fan poured out alittle. We were all freaked out specially mum.
Kinondoni area / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A weak shaking about for 3 to 4 seconds .. felt like the floor was bouncing and lampshades were shaking
Kigamboni near Kijiji beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me, mum and my one year old we were watching a movie and suddenly I felt like the couch I was sitting on vibrated and I was like nah it's nothing, then we the whole house shook, mum was resting on the floor she got shooked too and the flat screen TV was litterly shaking on the table and the water from the mist fan poured out alittle. We were all freaked out specially mum.
Majengo, Mombasa, Kenya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was asleep on my couch when it happened. I felt the couch shaking to an extent of waking me up. I jumped up and stood looking at the couch, nothing happened and I thought I was dreaming!
Dar es Salaam city centre / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in the car park still sitting in my car at 3rd floor level and I felt car shaking just for couple of seconds and I thought I was feeling dizzy so I ran upstairs to our 16th floor appartment and my son felt much stronger in the appartment the sofa shaking and ceiling fan shaking. It was quite an experience.
Dar Es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was standing in the kitchen and felt transient shaking took like 15second...i could feel the shaking in my body, and hear the sound I thought was fridge making kind of noise. It was silent then... I am still thinking about it, fittingly as have seen the news on Google here. It has confirmed my anxiety!
Jarrell, TX / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I sensed it occurring when it was happening. I’m a hyper sensitive being and there’s more to come across the whole globe!
Kiambu town / Light shaking (MMI IV) : For like 10 seconds the seat shook and the table too n other people within the house felt it too and said things like bags and towels hanging in their rooms were moving.
DAR ES SALAAM / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on bed when I suddenly felt the bed vibrating, I stood up and then the doors and windows started shaking. We all ran down.
Dar es Salaam Kinondoni Ada Estate Manara street / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt two wave like movement on concrete patched side of the road. The waves where one minute apart and witnessed locals coming out of the houses saying things inside are trebling.
Arusha Tanzania / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on the bed and all over a sudden the shaking started and it went on for awhile, it’s strange because the rest of the people in the house say they never felt it.
Kigamboni Dar es Salaam Tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The walls and floor of the house shook. Like it was rocking back and forth. Very strange feeling. There was a loud rumbling sound as if there was a heavy truck passing by.
Gikambura, Kikuyu near Nairobi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was working on my table. It vibrated for a few seconds. I live on the fourth floor. My daughter who lives behind me in a mansionette did not feel it
Dar es salaam magomeni mwembechai / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I almost freaked out since I have never experience this before Walls, floor ,sofas ware shaking we had to run outside where everyone was it was terrifying
I was in the second floor of a building I Dar es S / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was in the middle of working on a document on my computer. Suddenly my chair vibrated for about six seconds and stopped for 2 seconds then a lighter vibration for another two seconds. I felt the building shake and the aluminium windows rattle from the second floor where I was. My heart beat fast. Quite frightening. I left the chair and sat on the floor but felt some vibration still continue then actually got up and got out through the stairway asking God to take control. My geography teaching
Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My body and table slightly moved forward. Those in the rooms upstairs felt it but the ones on the ground floor didn't feel the tremor.
Dar es salaam, Bunju / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Thought i was going crazy, was lying on bed on a mobile phone talking to my brother in Botswana. I felt the bed shaking for about 5seconds, then it shook for a 2nd time for about 2-3seconds. My husband was working in the study room, my daughter in the sitting,they both came to ask if 8 felt the vibration. We discovered it was an earthquake
Mombasa kenya / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I live on the seventh floor in Lilly apartments in Ganjoni Mombasa. Our furnitures, TVs and windows have all been damaged. Everyone on the building and those surrounding us got out of the building and ran further out of the epicenters of the buildings. So far no major injuries have been reported in our building but there are minor cuts and bruises.
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I thought someone was shaking the sofa i was seated on, the water and wine glasses were shaking, the liquid could be seen shaking.
Kisimamajongoo, Zanzibar / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt it at rest. Surprisingly no one else felt it at my place. I only recognized it after reading texts from whatsapp
Kubaha / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sitting outside suddenly felt like something very heavy it passes underground after some seconds it stop and start again. Now i figured that flower stand and flowers were shaking, and some pots which they was losen they fell down
Sokoine drive, Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was at home watching news on my TV. Then felt like someone is shaking my sofa I was sitting on. Then noted chandelier is swinging. I then realized it is an earthquake.
Dar es salaam, Mtoni Kijichi / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I have witness the shaking, it was very strong at the first time I felt like I was trembling then I saw my bed star to move the whole bulding was shaking I run down stairs then I went outside the house.
Dar es salaam Kijichi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Weww were taking dinner while watching ITV news channel, surprisingly, the floor trembled. My husband and felt it. I stood up, took my 20 month son, then I told everyone to just go out, immediately. Yes! It came in two waves.
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : While we were praying Ishaa prayers, my family and I , we all slightly felt dizzy. My sister was laying in bed and felt that the bed was moving.
Dar es Salam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was staying on the floor and I felt like a big wave is taking me up and down, but also I was asking my self are there heavy trucks passing outside? I used to travel by boat btw Zanzibar and DSM so i said to myself no heavy truck it look like I have been taken up by big waves.. this feelings coming quickly and I said to my self I have to go outside this is not normal
At Masaki, Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The sheet roof rattled,a mute sound like transformer bursting for three seconds something was different. birds creaked afterwards. Thiru, Wapcos, Tanzania
Upanga dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sitting in sofa it was shaking and chandeliers were moving fr like 3-4 sec till we decided n head out from home.it came in like 2 times for approx same time length.
Dar es salaam city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the chair when it started trembling when I stood up the whole building was shaking so I realised that our city was experiencing earthquake.
Kijitonyama, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking, blinds swinging I was sitting on my Sofa typing something on the laptop then suddenly felt like my Sofa was vibrating.
Dar Es Salaam, Msasani / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Only felt for couple of seconds, it was obviously noticeable that the whole building was moving, we were at the 5th floor.
Mikocheni plaza / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the shaking...my bed was shaking it felt like something was beneath and it was rocking the bed
Magomeni, Mtambani / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was watching 20.00hrs news. When I felt the sofa was shaking. The first one was in few seconds and then another long shake came afterwards.
Oysterbay / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was on the 7th floor. Literally the whole building shook for a moment then stopped and then shook strongly.
Kunduchi, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was very scary as I was sitting on the bed and I felt as if people were suddenly shaking my bed from beneath
Oysterbay Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Verticak cracks on House built in 1936 in Oysterbay. Experienced a loud noise like a bomb followed by waves and a sound like windows were shuttering. It moved shoes and dangled the ceiling fans. Our workers run outside
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was so sudden. My bed creaked and warbled for about 3 seconds and it shocked me into getting up. First time experiencing anything like this though it was light thankfully.
Oysterbay, Dar es salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Two tremors back to back, first one was shorter than the second, all happened in a few secs NDA but definite tremors !
Tudor Nora / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was sorted on a couch then I felt it for like2-5 secs .... I ignored it then felt it again and asked my dad of he felt it too because it was so strong...
Obama road / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on the bed an suddenly the bed started shaking And near our house there is a bridge construction going on so i though the trembling was because of the heavy duty trucks that they use in constructions. But. After some time we came to know that it was an earthquake.
Bwejuu, zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking as if a big truck was passing on the road,also windows were shaking. I thought it was an earthquake immediately but I could not believe it. Dog got crazy
Magomeni,dar es salaam,Tanzania / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was at the kichangani mosque magomeni dar es salaam,Tanzania praying ishaa time,in second raqqaa after second sijidah of first raqqaa,I had a feel of dissiness like three to four seconds.
Nyali,links,Mwamba drive / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt my whole body moving side to side and then to confirm I checked the curtains which were shaking as if it was vibrating
Dar-Es-Salaam city center / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lamps suspended from the ceiling swung, objects on table tops moved a bit and the ceiling fan swung slightly
Dar esalaam ilala / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was laying on bed and i felt it, i felt the ground under me shaking i felt the whole room shaking and the fan on the ceiling was swinging...
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were talking seriously about family matter suddenly our sofa was shaking ,even window glass also shaking and cracking sound too. We all went to ground floor and tried to make my neighbors to get them out.
Mombasa nyali / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt an unusual shaking realized it must be tremors. Was quite scared as last I had felt that way was when I was a kid. Thank God it wasn’t major
Dar es salaam / not felt : I was about to use lift from.9th floor sabodo karpark but I just used stairs when I reached down sow people out saying there was earthquake I didnt fill at all.
Bagamoyo Tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Around 20:15 hrs, my chair rocked while I was sitting in it. My husband said the wall of the house pushed him & the floor shook. The overhead fan blades started bouncing.
Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It took a lil while to figure out what was happening... left me shaken. People in the building panicked and run out but no body was hurt nothing was damaged. Location is sea cliff. Oyster Pearl galleria Masakai
Dar Es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Around 8 to 10 seconds of vibration and then 2 second long shock that I feel. All building persons are out from their flats.
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 3 minor tremors and then a 4th slightly larger one which made glasses rattle. Probably lasted about 30 seconds from start to finish
Viva towers, Dar-es-Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was doing work on my laptop when I felt some shaking. I did not think much about it until it persisted for more than a few seconds and the windows started to vibrate.
Upanga-Dar es Salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I live on the 8th floor and felt the building was shaking and things were moving | 2 users found this interesting.
Mbezi juu, Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) | 2 users found this interesting.
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Masaki dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Things floor trembling | One user found this interesting.
Upanga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shocked and scared | One user found this interesting.
Orbikiti, Kiteto / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Morogoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hananasif / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam, Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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 !
Mbezi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam, Masaki area / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kilimanjaro, Hai, Masama. Tema / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Morogoro town,kilakala ward,kigurunyembe street / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
LOITOKITOK, Kenya / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : My chair swang and and everything around..I was in a panic since the building was shaking.
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Goba, Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam, Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Goba, Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Goba Kinzudi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
upanga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Syokimau Nairobi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was on my phone then at first i thought as if i was dizzy but it was a tremor
Dar Es Salaam, Ada Estate / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kihonda, Morogoro. / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I took nearly 2 minutes. The house was shaking fortunately, no damage.
Dar es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Thought it was some construction equipment moving. My first experience of an earthquake.
City centre, dar es salaam , tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es salaaam Mikocheni B / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The quake was in nearly 10 seconds felt.
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
DAR es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oysterbay / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mchafukoge dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Morogoro municipality / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was shocked cause its long time no such thing! Windows shaking, TV station disconnected
Mikocheni B / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kariakoo Swahili na Mafia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arusha / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I laid in my bed in Arusha and I felt my bed shaked - like if another person would jump on it.
dar es salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Haile Selaisse Road, Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dear es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zanzibar Stone Town / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Upanaga / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Windows shook , furniture moved
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kariakoo, Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ur ass / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Ache I use he wenu
Goba, Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mabibo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt my bed and floor shaking, the mirror was swinging
upanga / not felt
Kigambon dar es salaam Tanzania / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was strong shaking
Masaki Dar es salaam at Hippoppola restaurant / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro City / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt the shaking in Morogoro City for many seconds! Bed and objects have wobbled. Time: around 8 pm
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Westlands Nairobi / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Masjid yusufi(polytechnic), Tom mboya road ,Mombas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Around 8.14 I was on my sofa when I realised that it was shaking for about 15 seconds .
Dar es Salaam,kibugumo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
DAR ES SALAAM / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Survey / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam sreeji supermarket mtendeni street / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : There was unexpected and sudden movement of people due to fear caused by the Earthquake
Kimbiji-Kigamboni / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I could not stand up from the sofa because of shaking
Kigamboni,Dar es / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tegeta Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam,Masaki,Chole Road. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt very deesy like I was falling.
Dar es Salaam , Msongola / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Morogoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar Es Salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Msasani macho / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam,Masaki / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam,West Upanga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i was laying on the couch and i felt it move twice
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Our windows and doors began rattling, then came a long shock where the whole house shook
Dar es salaam, Mikocheni / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everything moved in the sitting room, we were so afraid
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lost sense of balance by surprise only for like 5 seconde
Mikocheni B / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es sallam Tanzania / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt it my light were shaking
upanga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tabata Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : bed was rocking back and forth and the wooden ceiling was creaking a bit
Nyali Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tabata / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam, tegeta nyuki / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kiwalani / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kwale town kenya / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Slight rumble followed by one movement of my chair.
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Moshi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mikindani, Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Muheza, Tanga / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
stone town Zanzibar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Scary
dar es salaam, magore street / Light shaking (MMI IV) : scary and terrifying
Abdillaah Richard dar es salaam, kigogo roundabout / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Anything else God can do any time
Dar es salaam City Center / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Unusual
Kunduchi Beach, Dar as Salaam. / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Upanga-Dar es Salaam / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I live on the 8th floor and felt the building was shaking and things were moving
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Masaki / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was lying in bed and felt everything shaking for a few seconds.
Gongolamboto Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mazizini, Zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Toure drive dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa ganjoni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Morogoro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Arusha / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mombasa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Chagga street / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kurasini, Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on bed and it was literally shaking
Pugu secondary / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I shaked very slowly on my bed, i did not even realize it was an earthquake
Msasani, kinondoni district / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar ed salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was a bit scary as it was my first experience so didn't reliase what it was
Arusha / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar Es Salaam, Mbezi Beach / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es salaam upanga kalenga street / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was shocked as my bed moved
dar es salaam, mikocheni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
posta dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kariakoo Dar es salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es Salaam , Upanga, Kiwanuka road / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Chairs did shake and lampshades kept swinging
Loitokitok / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Everything in the house was shaking
Morogoro / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Oysterbay / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It shook for about 10 seconds and it was clearly felt.
Dar Es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Really sudden and unexpected. Just felt intense but still weak shaking while in my living room.
Chukwani, Zanzibar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My seat in the lounge upstairs first floor shook lightly and I nearly slid off the seat.
Chamanzi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fire station, morogoro road-united nations road / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dear,Ubungo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arusha City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
morogoro / Light shaking (MMI IV) : slidely shaking
dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
langata / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Temeke / Light shaking (MMI IV)
UBUNGO, DAR ES SALAAM / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mtwapa Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mtwapa Kenya Sofa shaking 2 times
Dar es Salaam mbagala / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mombasa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kariakoo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mtwapa Kenya / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Mtwapa Kenya 12/08/20 Around 8h30pm
Morogoro / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Arusha / Light shaking (MMI IV)
dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar es salaam, Mikocheni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar ed Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kimara Baruti Street / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kunduchi, Dar Es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Dar es salaam Kariyako / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dar Es Salaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mombasa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A little bit shocked thought it was the end of the world
Mbezi beach Dar es Salaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ilala, Daresalaam / Light shaking (MMI IV)
DAR-ES-SALAAM KIJITONYAMA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Dar es Salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Dar es Salaam, Upanga, Mindu Street / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : very scary
Dar Es Salaam / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks of the M 6.0 terremoto: 88 km southeast de Dar es-Salam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania Wed, 12 Aug 17h13

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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 ago 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

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - 88 km SE of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania, miércoles, 12 ago. 2020
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