An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in the North of Tanzania

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in the North of Tanzania, West of lake Victoria. The focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located 22 km from us. point Nsunga and 190 kilometers from the capital city of Uganda – Kampala.

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13 people were killed and 203 people were injured. The greatest destruction observed in the town of Bukoba. Tremors were felt in Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Burundi.

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Direction data (below) indicate the position of the event relative to the place.

Nsunga, Tanzania
22.3 km (13.9 mi) NE
Population: 20,049
Kyaka, Tanzania
29.1 km (18.1 mi) NNE
Population: 13,810
Katoro, Tanzania
41.4 km (25.7 mi) N
Population: 11,925
Bukoba, Tanzania
43.6 km (27.1 mi) NW
Population: 70,628
Katerero, Tanzania
45.2 km (28.1 mi) NNW
Population: 18,430

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