Kariba Hit By An Earthquake

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has confirmed that a moderate earthquake was experienced in Kariba, Mashonaland West, on Saturday.

Speaking to the Chronicle yesterday, a seismologist at the Bulawayo MSD, Mr. Kwangwari Marimira said that most of the earth tremors which occur in the mid-Zambezi basin under which Lake Kariba falls are called reservoir-induced earthquakes.

An earthquake of magnitude 3,9 was experienced in Kariba on the 1st of June 2019 at 10:28 UTC and the local time was 12:28PM. The reports that we obtained from our personnel at Kariba Meteorological Office indicate that there were no casualties or injuries that were recorded. This was a moderate earthquake.

The epicentre of the earthquake was determined to be about: Longitude 16,770S and latitude 28,633E. The personnel at our Kariba Meteorological Office confirmed the shaking in Kariba as well as surrounding areas.

More: The Herald

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