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USGS: 6.0 Earthquake Hits Tanzania

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has hit the east African country Tanzania.

The organization said the earthquake Tuesday measured 6.0 on the Richter scale and was centered in northern Tanzania, about 100 kilometers northwest of Arusha and 145 kilometers southwest of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

The quake was felt in Nairobi, where buildings shook for several minutes.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage.

It was the latest in a series of tremors to rock the region in recent days.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.