At least 13 dead, 200 injured after Tanzania is struck by 5.7 magnitude earthquake

At least 13 dead, 200 injured after Tanzania is struck by 5.7 magnitude earthquake
At least 13 dead, 200 injured after Tanzania is struck by 5.7 magnitude earthquake

At least 13 people are dead and 200 more are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northern Tanzania. The quake struck close to the border with Uganda and Rwanda near Lake Victoria on Saturday (10 September).

The US Geological Survey says the quake struck at a depth of 10km (six miles) at 15:27 local time (12:27 GMT). Tremors were felt as far away as western Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, the US Geological Survey reported. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: News Now/International Business Times Magazine Online/BBC News

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