Tuesday, 4 April 2017

BOTSWANA: 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Visits Botswana, Tremors Felt In South Africa

Botswana was hit Monday evening by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hours after South Africa recorded a tremor.

The 29.0 km depth quake struck at 7:40 pm local time and was felt 132km west of Moijabana in central Botswana, the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) earthquake data recorded.

The Botswana government said there were no reports of casualties in the earthquake which experts say is the largest since 1952 when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country.

Tremors were reportedly felt in neighbouring Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland.