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13 dead, 200 injured in Tanzania earthquake: local official
By Erick Kabendera
Dar Es Salaam (AFP) Sept 10, 2016


Strong 6.1 quake shakes northern Peru
Lima (AFP) Sept 10, 2016 - A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck the jungle region of northern Peru on Saturday, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicenter was 54 kilometers (34 miles) northeast of the city of New Cajamarca, striking at a depth of 146 kilometers at 5:08 am (1008 GMT), according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru.

"The earthquake was strong; no damage in Nueva Cajamarca has been reported," civil defense authorities said in a statement.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) measured the earthquake at magnitude 6.0.

Nueva Cajamarca is a city of 45,000 people located on the eastern slope of the Andes, where the mountain range meets the Amazon rainforest.

Peru lies on the so-called "Ring of Fire" -- an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The South American country records about 200 earthquakes a year, most of them going unnoticed by the public.

The last deadly earthquake in Peru was on August 14, when a magnitude 5.3 temblor struck in the country's south at a shallow depth of eight kilometers below the Earth's surface.

Four people, including a US tourist, were killed.

At least 13 people were killed and 203 injured in northwest Tanzania when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country Saturday, local authorities told AFP.

"The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203," said Deodatus Kinawilo, District Commissioner for Bukoba, the town close to the epicentre of the quake.

"For now, the situation is calm and under control," said Kinawilo, who was reached by telephone.

"Some people have been discharged from hospital," he told AFP. "We don't expect many more injuries. We'll see tomorrow."

Residents of Bukoba had said earlier that some houses there had caved in, and Augustine Ollomi, the Kagera province police chief in charge of the Bukoba district, had said "rescue operations are ongoing".

The epicentre of the 1227 GMT quake was about 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of the north-western town of Nsunga on the border of Lake Victoria, according to the US Geological Survey.

Earthquakes are fairly common in the Great Lakes region but are almost always of low intensity.

An AFP correspondent in Dar es Salaam whose mother's family lives in Bukoba said 10 family houses had collapsed.

"My brother was driving around town, suddenly he heard the ground shaking and people starting running around and buildings collapsing," he said.

The quake rattled the entire province of Kagera. Parts of Mwanza region further south also felt the quake but there was no impact, he said.

No damage had been reported in the economic capital, Dar es Salaam, which is located some 1,400 kilometres southeast of Bukoba.

"It's safe in Dar but we are still worried about the safety of our family," the AFP correspondent added. "The regional hospital is overwhelmed and can't handle any more patients."

"Emergency operations are poor and the government isn't saying anything," he said.

The earthquake was felt as far away as Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya, the US Geological Survey said.

"The walls of my home shook as well as the fridge and the cupboards," said an AFP correspondent in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

AFP journalists in Democratic Republic of Congo said it was felt, though faintly, in Bukavu in the east, but not in nearby Goma or Lubumbashi.


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