Articles tagged "tanzania"

tanzania flood march 17 2020

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...

March 19, 2020

sentinel 2 l1c ol doinyo lengai feb 3 2020 f

Thermal signature at Ol Doinyo Lengai suggests eruption of natrocarbonatite lava, Tanzania

Satellite imagery taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on February 3, 2020, showed a moderate thermal signature at Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, indicating that natrocarbonatite lava erupted a few days ago. This is the only volcano in the world...

February 13, 2020

tanzania flood feb 9 2020

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,...

February 10, 2020

tanzania floods ft img feb 4 2020

Floods destroy 1 746 homes, claiming 21 lives and leaving more than 15 000 homeless in southeastern Tanzania

Flooding in southeastern Tanzania's Lindi region has killed 21 people, totally destroyed 1 746 homes and left more than 15 000 homeless, as of Monday, February 3, 2020. Five people remain missing. The media, which quoted local government sources, said 15 096...

February 04, 2020

tanzania flood jan 28 2020

Flash floods kill at least 3, leaves 4 500 homeless in central and southeastern Tanzania

At least three people died and around 4 500 were left homeless after flash flooding hit Iringa district, central Tanzania, and Lindi in the southeastern region following days of a heavy downpour. In Iringa, the worst affected divisions were Pawaga and Idodi, where...

January 30, 2020

tanzania floods oct 2019_002

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...

October 29, 2019

tanzina flood

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...

May 23, 2019

tanzania march 22 2019 earthquake location

Deadly M5.5 earthquake hits Lake Rukwa, Tanzania

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit Lake Rukwa region of southwestern Tanzania at 09:15 UTC (12:15 local time) on March 21, 2019, at a depth of 22 km (13.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

March 22, 2019

ol doinyo lengao volcano

Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania

The Ol Doinyo Lengai, called the Mountain of God by the Maasai people is showing signs it may erupt. This is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon. According to Al Jazeera's...

December 10, 2018

dar es salaam flood april 2018

14 killed after severe floods hit Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Heavy rains that hit Tanzania over the past couple of days caused buildings to collapse and widespread flooding in Dar es Salaam, a major city and commercial port on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast. A statement released by Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA)...

April 18, 2018

tanzania landslide

Record rainfall hits Tanzania, causing widespread flooding

Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of Tanzania, the most flood-affected country in eastern Africa, over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding, mudslides and major travel disruptions. More than 170 mm (6.7 inches) of rain was measured in Dar es Salaam...

October 30, 2017

m5 9_tanzania_10sep2016_fe

Deadly M5.9 earthquake hits Tanzania, one of country's strongest ever

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mww5.9 hit near Lake Victoria, Tanzania, Africa at 12:27 UTC on September 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). The quake caused serious damage to property, killed at least 15...

September 10, 2016

tanzania_flood_feat

Heavy flooding hits Tanzania

Heavy rainfalls that have been battering Tanzania since January 14, 2016, have caused flooding across a few regions of the country, including Morogoro, Katavi and Dar es Salaam. 6 people died on January 28 alone, in a flood-related incident, while thousands have...

February 03, 2016

tanzania satellite 22 12 2011

Heavy rains hit Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam - more floods to come

At least 13 people have died in floods after unusually heavy rains hit Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned that the downpours are set to continue and has told those living in the city's...

December 22, 2011

dry_forest_phtoto_by_nick_cok_326188

Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

Researchers  find  that plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities - ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years - are at risk of extinction. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and

April 27, 2011