Magnitude 5.0 quake hits Botswana, two days after large quake

By REUTERS
April 5, 2017 05:18
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A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Botswana in the early hours of Wednesday, two days after a strong 6.5-magnitude tremor shook the southern African country, the US Geological Survey said.

It said the latest quake struck at 2:55 a.m. (0055 GMT) and was centered 159 miles (255 km) north of the capital, Gaborone. It was very shallow, only 6.2 miles (10 km), so it would have been felt more. But it was unlikely to have caused much damage.

Monday's quake sent shockwaves across the country, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.


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