Earth tremors reported in some parts of kenya

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A light earthquake has hit several counties in Kenyan on Sunday, including Nairobi, Nyeri, Mombasa, among others.

The earth tremors were experienced on Sunday evening at about 7pm and lasted for several seconds.

The Kenya Meteorological Department confirmed the earthquake in a phone call to NTV Kenya but said there is no cause for alarm.

According to the www.earthquaketrack.com, a 4.8 magnitude quake hit Wundanyi in Taita Taveta County at 7.21pm.

Another earthquake tracker, www.emsc-csem.org, reported a magnitude 4 quake in Spain with a depth of 10km that occured about the same time as the one felt in Kenya.

Writing on his Twitter timeline, Scott Bellows, who is a lecturer at the United States International University-Africa, said those in coastal Kenya should seek higher ground as a precaution.

After the tremors, lights went out in several counties even though it is not clear that the black out was linked to the earthquake.

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