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Earth tremor experienced in Western Kenya, North Rift

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/USGS

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/USGS

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 10 — An earth tremor was experienced in parts of Kenya and neighboring East African countries on Saturday Afternoon.

According to the Kenya Red Cross however, there were no immediate reports of damage in Western Kenyan and the North Rift where it was felt within the country’s borders.

According to the US Geological Survey, 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.

There were no immediate reports of casualties but residents of the Tanzanian town of Bukoba, near the epicentre, told AFP some houses there had caved in.

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

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