The quake struck close to the border with Uganda and Rwanda near Lake Victoria.
Images posted on social media showed significant damage to buildings in Bukoba, a city of more than 70,000 people where most casualties were reported.
Tremors were felt as far away as western Kenya.
“This incident has caused a lot of damage,” Deodatus Kinawila, the district commissioner of Bukoba, told the BBC.
“For now, the situation is calm and under control,” he said later
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