A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Tanzania also hit several areas in the Coast region and parts of Nairobi.

At the Coast, the tremor was felt in different parts of Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties. In Nairobi, residents of Ruaka and Ruiru are among those who reported feeling the quake that occurred around 8.15pm.

The tremors lasted between 7 and 10 seconds, according to several coastal residents who spoke to the Nation.

Reports indicate that the quake hit parts of Kilindoni in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

“People near the epicentre 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…..So far, there are no reports of major damage or injuries, fortunately,” geological site Volcano Discovery reported.

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