Earth tremor hits parts of Kenya

December 30, 2009 12:00 am

, ELDORET, Kenya, Dec 30 – Scores of people were on Wednesday evacuated from buildings in Eldoret after an earth tremor rocked the town.

Witnesses said people were forced to scamper for safety after buildings were plunged into darkness.

No damage was reported.

The effects were also felt in Kitale, Matunda, Lugari, Kakamega and other parts of North Rift.

The tremor was felt in high-rise buildings in the town and residential houses.

There were reports of a stampede at the Kerio Valley Development Authority plaza as people scrambled to leave the building fearing aftershocks.  No injuries were reported.

Occupants of the building eventually returned to work after several hours.

The 14-floor KVDA building is one of the tallest and busiest buildings in the town.

It was estimated that the tremor could have reached between five and six on the Richter scale.


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