An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Africa’s deepest and largest lake Tanganyika, early Friday morning.
Much of the impact was however felt in the Zambian town of Kapula in the western region, which lies near the borders of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
There are no reports of casualties although eyewitnesses say the quake has caused panic among residents of south western Tanzania.
In September last year, a powerful earthquake hit north western Tanzania, killing 16 people and causing massive destruction on infrastructure in the region.
A website that monitors seismic activities has shared a visualisation of the affected areas: