Panic as 4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Kenya

The Kenya Government has moved to calm fears that have spread especially in Mombasa that a Tsunami at the coast was likely.

The tremor was an added headache for a country after a large crack, stretching several kilometers continues to grow, causing part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse during last years 2018 rains.

During the Sunday tremor the area witnessed a cracked bridge and motorist advised to avoid the road.

The earthquake was experienced in several parts of the country with the epicenter traced traced in Taita Taveta with a magnitude 4.8 quake.

Small small tremor and Eastleigh folks are out here panicking. No sleep in the city within the city for some tonight. #Earthquake— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) March 24, 2019

The tremor was felt for several seconds some 400 kilometres (250 miles) away with tremors reported in Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Mombasa, Nyeri,Makueni and parts of Naivasha with seismologists pinpointing Taita Taveta as the epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 quake.

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In Nairobi, a good number of Kenyans on social media reported significant rattling in their houses although no damages have been reported so far.

Motorists using the road that passes through Mai Mahio (sp) in Naivasha have been cautioned against using the road following tremors that rippled through Kenya on Sunday evening.

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