Sunday tremor caused fault along Naivasha - Mai Mahiu Road - KeNHA


• Light Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale was experienced in South Eastern Kenya at 7:21pm Sunday

• The Met added that the tremor had caused no significant damage was caused.

Motorists using the Naivasha - Mai Mahiu Road have been urged to exercise caution following faults caused by Sunday’s tremor.

The Kenya National Highways Authority said that a fault has been cited along the at Fay Amario, about 8km from Naivasha, Mai Mahiu bound.

“KeNHA engineers are on site monitoring any resultant damages to the road surface. In the meantime, traffic police have been deployed to the site to direct traffic on a detour of the road section that has been created to facilitate traffic flow,” the authority said in a statement.

Private vehicle operators are advised to use the main Kamandura - Limuru - Kinungi - Naivasha Highway.

“Heavy commercial vehicles operators are urged to exercise caution and restraint and to follow traffic flow directions that are being provided by the Traffic Police Department. Particularly,” the statement said.

It added; “we advise all motorists to observe lane discipline and avoid overlapping, which can result in traffic flow disruptions.”

On Sunday, a light Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was experienced in South Eastern Kenya at 7:21pm.

The depth was 9.54km, with its epicentre in Wundanyi, Taita-Taveta County, according to the Meterological department.

The Met added that the tremor had caused no significant damage was caused.

“There is no damage expected for a minor earthquake of magnitude between 4-4.9. Residents at the Coast are urged not to panic as the epicentre was not from the ocean, but from land hence cannot cause a Tsunami,” Met said on Twitter.

Meteorological services said the tremor was also felt in Naivasha, Nakuru, Makueni, Mombasa, Kiambu and Nyeri.


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