Earthquake hits Manyoni District in Singida; Fourth Tremor to strike Tanzania This Year
An Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 MB hit the Isseke area of Manyoni District, Singida Region in Central Tanzania on May 10, 2022.
According to our correspondents, the tremor occurred at about 3.23 PM, that sunny Tuesday evening. No damage has been reported from the quake.
The shaking, with a depth of 10 kilometers, was mostly felt in the town of Manyoni, located along the paved trunk road T3 linking Morogoro to the Rwanda border through Dodoma.
The global earthquake track pinpoints the Kintinku Ward of Manyoni to be the epicenter area, which could have been mostly hit by the passing tremor.
Apparently the shake was the second such tremor to strike Singida Region within the first five months of the year 2022. The first occurred in the Mungaa area of Singida last February.
Manyoni, where the latest geological action occurred, has an estimated population of 30,000 residents though the 2012 national census recorded the area population to be 25,505.
A month ago, in April a similar earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hit the Kirando area of Rukwa, South-West of Tanzania, in the early morning of Saturday, April 2, 2022, at about 5:20 AM.
Previously an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 struck the Mpanda district of Katavi region on the night of Friday, February 18, 2022, at about 8:11 PM.
Other earthquakes recorded in Tanzania include the one of 4.2 magnitude and 29 kilometers depth which hit Mungaa, Singida, in February.
Another tremor of 4.4 magnitude and 10 kilometers’ depth, was recorded on January 14, 2022 in Kyela District of Mbeya on the shores of Lake Nyasa.
That follows another earthquake which was recorded in Laela area of Rukwa, on the 14th of October 2021 measuring 4.7 magnitude across the depth of 10 kilometers.