Very rare M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Very rare M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 17:13 UTC on August 12, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.5 km (9.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The…

At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

Days of heavy rain caused destructive floods in the district of Rufiji in the Pwani region, eastern Tanzania– sweeping away at least 3 500 residential properties and 6 600 ha (16 309 acres) of farmland, an official reported on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The…

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Tanzania, death toll now at 40

Incessant heavy rains since late January continued to strike most parts of Tanzania, bringing the death toll to 40 by Friday, February 7, 2020. Around 1 750 houses have been destroyed and more than 15 000 were displaced in the worst-affected regions of Lindi,…

At least 44 killed, major traffic disruption as severe floods hit Tanzania

At least 44 killed, major traffic disruption as severe floods hit Tanzania

At least 44 people have been killed as heavy rain and severe flooding continues affecting Tanzania. A third severe weather alert for this month has been issued by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) on Thursday, October 24, 2019, warning locals of more downpour…

Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2 500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south. Paddy crops have been destroyed giving rise to fears that food shortages are imminent, local media report. Schools have…