Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Botswana on Monday, 3 April 2017 - information

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Ghanzi, 233 km north of Gaborone, Botswana, on Monday, 3 April 2017 at 17:40 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Ghanzi, 233 km north of Gaborone, Botswana, on Monday, 3 April 2017 at 17:40 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 22 km depth

3 Apr 17:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Apr 3 17:51: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Apr 3 17:52: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.8.
Apr 3 18:05: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 6.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 22.0 km.
Date & time: 3 Apr 2017 17:40:17 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.66°S / 25.22°E (Ghanzi, Botswana)
Nearby towns and cities:
144 km (89 mi) SSW of Lethakane (Central) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WSW of Serowe (Central) (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WNW of Mahalapye (Central) (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) W of Palapye (Central) (pop: 30,700) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) N of Molepolole (Kweneng) (pop: 63,200) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) NNW of Mogoditshane (Kweneng) (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NNW of Gaborone (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
288 km (179 mi) SW of Francistown (City of Francistown) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ESE of Ghanzi (pop: 9,930) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (284 mi) NW of Pretoria (Gauteng, South Africa) (pop: 1,619,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.722 kmBotswanaGFZ
6.710 km BOTSWANAEMSC
6.529 km- 132km W of Moijabana, BotswanaUSGS

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Gaborone / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt the bed shaking and i ran outside and saw many people outside their houses..  
MOCHUDI / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mahalapye, Central (172.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very scared as windows, doors and roofing rattled and even walls were vibrating. Being the first real life experience it was truly an indicator of God's way of reminding us of His presence.  
Masunga (222.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chobe river area near Kasane / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Harare Zimbabwe (799.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
broadhurs, Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pietermaritzbug (924.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt light shaking while laying on the sofa playing with my phone. 2 others in the house heard a strange noise around that time. We discussed the strange event amongst ourselves, but only read about the earthquake the next morning.  
Rakops (257.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.  
university of botswana,gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Le sol a tremblé pendant environ 2 secondes, toutefois un bon vrombissement s'est fait entendre. environ 15 secondes avant le tremblement, les oiseaux aux alentours étaient nerveux et criaient et volaient partout.  
Vaalwater / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was busy preparing supper and heard what sounded like a large plane flying very low and felt a slight tremor not knowing that it was an earthquake until a couple of hours later when many friends in the area also said they felt it and some of them's houses shook.  
Gaborone (217.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ruretse, just outside Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Our dogs and horses were alarmed.  
near Gaborone (241.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was on the second floor of a building at the University of Botswana when the strong vibrations started. Some books and folders on my filing cabinet fell off. Prayed for my family, friends and self; very scary!! Felt like it lasted for about 5 minutes, but could have been briefer.  
gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Pretoria, SA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was on the couch. Felt it through my body. My wine in glass on table was sloshing. No windows rattled.  
gaborone /segoditshane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : felt shaking. i was by the fence and it was shaking even the trees were shaking not swinging as usual, called my children who were in house and said they were puzzled as everything was shaking  
Kgomokasitwa Village / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt like something big was moving underground with huge noise, trembling,shaking the houses, trees and even the chair that i was sitting on. WE Prayed outside!  
Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Windhoek, Namibia / not felt : Nothing  
JWANENG (247.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Maun / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i thought people were stealing my house. I could see and feel the walls moving. While shaking, i thought maybe im feeling a little bit drowsiness and went outside the house. that is where i found everybody astonished about what happened.  
Serowe / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Letlhakane-Boteti region / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Letlhakane: First thought it was mine blast since we are close to three mines, as i looked outside could hear people screaming. Glasses shaking & quickly grabbed my 7yr boy who was still bathing & stood outside. Quite scary & an experience as it felt like something moving underneath.  
gaborone north / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : It was very scary but there was no damage  
Sandringham, Johannesburg, South africa (489.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
TSABONG,BOTSWANA / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A HEAVY TRUCK PASSING BY BUT REALIZED THAT I WAS WRONG WHEN I SAW ROOFING VIBRATING AND EVERYTHING MOVING IN MY HOUSE!!  
maputo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : on a 14th floor felt like coming out of a boat after a sea day, for about 3-5 sec  
Lonatse Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : First it sounded like an extra ordinary truck   
Mochudi (215.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : there was loud sound like a truck passing by and the couch I was sitting on started vibrating, my legs shaking, roofing, window and door panes shaking and making some noise. Ran outside house and heard the sound clearly and the whole house shaking. was terrified. people on neighbourhood were all outside others screaming, it was scary. eventually it calmed down  
mogoditshane block9 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i was just arriving from work preparing myself to take a bath,hardly 5mins as i was standing on my feet i felt there is a vibration on the floor. I thought that maybe a very big flight is passing by as im residing along the route that is used by most flights day and night,suddenly i hear people screaming and then i realised that this vibration is not normal i then went outside to find evryone outside dogs barking and the vibration was now like of heavy machines used in mines.  
Brandfort / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Quellerina, Johannesburg West. (472.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sitting watching TV. alone with small dog and two cats. We felt the ground shake, increasing in volume, the animals were very frightened and needed comforting. I was confused as the shudder lasted about two and half minutes, small items and pictures rattled lightly. Phoned my daughter 3km closer to Johannesburg, she had not felt anything.  
Pretoria (461.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Pretoria, furniture moved, bed where my husband was lying vibrated, our flats do not have a sold ground floor - pillars where cars are parked - this might be the reason for the feeling that the whole building swayed.. terrifying experience.. not used to earthquakes  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was resting on my bed as I felt the bed trembling, I woke up and check through and I realized my piled books stated falling and I rushed outside the house where I felt there was more shaking than indoor  
Botswana,Ramotswa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
maruapula BHC flats / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The bed, computer and crockery started to shake and move. The floor was not strong to stand, felt like on air. People were screaming and ran out of the multi-storeyed building. People from 3rd floor were in tears because of fear.  
gaborone north / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : never felt so powerless..al i cud do was stand right there and wait till it was over.  
Mooinooi (415.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it . Was sitting in the lounch watching tv (reported through our app)  
palapye boikago ward i felt it it was bad shaking / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : We ran out de house but still de ground outside was shaking  
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The ground was shaking and the loo seat was too.  
palapye, botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Serowe / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was around 1940hrs and I was in the bath tub . I could feel the shaking of the tub felt the sound of a truck like passing by the side walls of the house. I could here rattling of the windows. This lasted for about 90seconds  
Maun, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the kitchen, and i felt some sort of dizziness and lean on the chair and didnt know what was going on tried standing up but couldnt, a few seconds my kids came running to me saying mum the bed was shaking. Thats when i realised what was going on.  
Masa Square Hotel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It felt like a fighter jet is hovering on top of my house till i got outside i could feel the sound underground as if there is a blast somewhere  
Maun (202.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : at first i thought somebody is playing some games with me as the wall unit was shaking. i was also thinking of some evil sprits. then i went outside the house that is when i realised earth vibration  
GABORONE (214.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
kasane / not felt : kasane is fine  
Benoni / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jwaneng,Southern Botwsana / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It was my first time to experience the earth vibrating like a cellphone  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was standing inside the house kitchen cooking while I first heard a sound as if that of a hovering aeroplane, in over a minute the sound did not stop,the house started shaking slightly, together with the ground, so i immediately rushed outside to see what exactly was happening,only to realise that it was the earth itself shaking!! But I was so scared though happy at the same time because I thought it was the coming of the Lord  
tshwaane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : horses hisses dogs barks birds flies  
tshwaane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : horses hisses dogs barks birds flies  
serowe / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was in my bed I felt my body being shaken and olso bed,eish the basket was moving in floor,cups fell down and broken in unit, I ran out of house at a speed of 100km/h, it was hard  
gaborone block 10 (232.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : That was the scariest moment of my entire life.imagine everything around you shaking and there is no place you can run to for safety.  
Mogoditshane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We,my mum,sister,younger brother and nephew were enjoying evening cool air in front of the house. First I heard dogs barking, suddenly I saw birds flying very fast from the north to south.while wondering what's going on, i heard a terrible sound of building and trees shaking. At first I thought it was a jet, then thought of explosions as we live near the quarry only to realize it is an earthquake. Nothing bad happened.  
Swartwater, Limpopo (276.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : There was a deep rumbeling noise. The chair I was sitting on started to shake. We ran outside - the dogs were barking. The rumble went through our bodies and the sound was a low loud frightening rumble.  
Blok 7 Gaborone Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A loud noise as if a huge plane was flying low. Followed by shaking of th ground and walls.. for aproximtely one minute.. immidately reversed the cad as i thought my house ws falling only to see the neighbohood all out nd talking about the shaking  
near Janeng, South-East (331 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Port Elizabeth, South Africa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Jwaneng (168.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sitting in the and suddenly felt the kitchen floor shaking so we all ran out of the house it was A very frightening experience as I'mfrom U.K. visiting ralatives in Botswana and have never experienced anything like this before therefore I was very traumatised  
Kgope, Kweneng, Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Scary experience while at the farm. I was leaning against by car and suddenly it started to sway. I moved away from it but I had difficulty walking. Trees ruffled and dogs started howling and chickens ran around.  
gaborone (233.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
lerala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : haha it was scarry since it was the first experience people went outside,screaming.walls shaking  
Randfontein / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was busy watching TV when the shake started and lasted for close on a minute, maybe a little less, maybe a little more, but we felt it and my stepson was awakened by the rattling of the bookcases in his room.  
Maun Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was an experience I wish to not have again. We are lucky for the amount of sand we are on top of otherwise would have been more destruction  
Ramatlabama (357 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mogoditshane botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Evry 1 ran for his life  
Botswana francistown, block 7 (288.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Well we have never experienced an earth quake before so...we were in the house wondering what could be causing the house to shake. It was continous so we had to go outside to see what was going on, only yo find neighbours on the street also wondering what was happening. Some thought maybe it was some heavy plant/machinery moving in the neighbourhood, some said maybe an unusually very big aircraft. We went to facebook only to find out that people in gaborone and other areas also experienced this.  
Randburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng (476.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Simataa Senior Secondary School. Zambezi Region N / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dibete Village about 124km North of Gaborne. / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was watching 7pm news when suddenly everything started moving.I thought i was dreaming,i run outside but could not walk properly and i then lye on the floor.I was shocked since it was my first experience.  
Katima Mulilo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bray / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were on the banks of the Molopo river when the ground suddenly started shaking and we heard a rumbling noise. The tremor lasted for about 30 seconds. Ronél Pickles accidentally made a mistake in her report, she felt moderate shaking not strong shaking.  
Gaborone North / Weak shaking (MMI III)
SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN KWAZULU-NATAL / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt shaking but I thought i was dizzy at first when i hear the noise outside that is when i realise that something is wrong and i run going outside  
Bray / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : We were outside on bank of Molopo river. Felt tremors and heard a low rumbling. Felt it for about 30 seconds  
mmadinare / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : the flat was shaking, could feel the vibrations on the flow. scary.  
near Mochudi, Kgatleng (217 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Pretoria Hammanskraal lephengville / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt as if the was a moving train about to reach the station. It ws like as if I'm drunk cz the shaking happened unexpected.. It was around 19:03  
Tlokweng / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
maun / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kgagodi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shaking that lasted approximately 90secs...no damage sustained though.  
Phase2 Gabs / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was scary,it was my first and thought it was strong, it lasted for 2 minutes  
Mogoditshane (242.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : i felt so much shaking and was confused for a minute. my front door flew open.  
orapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : at first i thought it was blasting at the mine, but then i realised it was more than that when things started to shake heavily in the house and broke, when i could'nt stand still.  
Louis Trichardt,Limpopo,South Africa (482.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Tlokweng / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It felt like a tremor then the was intes, prolonged and unsettling feeling about it when the house started shaking and when we got out of the house I could hear neighbors shouting and some screaming asking each other "what is that as it continued" I believed it hit for more than 30seconds even though I read on some Facebook post some said it lasted 30secs.  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Eden Glen, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng (485.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Car was slightly swaying side to side, light furniture and the TV was moving a little bit. A noise at my front door 1st drew my attention to the tremor and that's when I saw stuff moving. The birds were making quite a lot of noise.  
Gaborone (222.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone Taung / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : A huge noise came thru as if a train is passing, house floor shaking, as if someone is hiting the walls. I ran outside the house the ground was shaking with a huge noise trees shook nd birds flew away from a big tree in my yard and everyone in my street was out wondering as the shaking stopped tje noise continued to be heard moving towards west of Gabs  
near Centurion, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng (458 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Glen Austen; Midrand / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very week shake but clear.  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Shaking  
Palapye (173.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was with my son at Chippies store,immediately we felt the first vibration he asked if l felt it, before he could complete, it was run for your life situation as everything was vigorously shaking.  
Sambiso, Zambezi Region (554.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the table in my office together with all materials on it such as laptops shaking. I also started shakibg in my chair to an extent that I ran out of the office. I suddenly realised that it was an earthquake after seeing that almost everything in the office was shaking...Thank God nothing bad happened.  
Bulawayo (451.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kempton Park / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Orapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It strated like a mine blast , but it got so severe. Was in the kitChen and o ran to main door but it now felt like the house was moving. I tried to hold on to a cupboard by the door and it wa an so ratleling. The noise from the roof was terrifying  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kongola, zambezi region-Namibia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pretoria north / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Maputo (831.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kenya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Barry Soterro came running and cried aloud, Run, Run, so we run run, Barry crying like baby  
Mahalapye Prison Camp / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was at the kitchen when I experienced the strong shaking. At first l thought it was a truck passing by, but the strong shaking which made things inside the house and windows shake with a lot of noise made me run away from the house. l was so scared and shaking  
Molepolole / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zeerust / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
palapye,madiba ward / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I was with my friend and I thought his car was the one making the vibration but suddenly even the car was shaking and there was chaos in the village everybody running out of the houses  
Serowe / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Had to run from 2 floor to ground level in less than 10 seconds, think I utilized only 2 stairs  
Tlokweng (236.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Started as a rumbling. Pressure in my eardrums . Then my whole body felt strange. I guess I was vibrating . Child who was sitting on the kitchen counter was scared. Ceiling shook so hard I was convinced it was about to collapse. I took the child and ran out. I could hear the neighbours' confused chatter. The walls surrounding the yard were rattling and the water in the pool swayed in waves. No structural damage.  
gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The ground shook for a short while causing buildings and everything to shake  
Metsimotlhabe / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt so scary  
Selebi Phikwe / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : hehe i see all the people rushed outside as for me where i stay is next to the railway line,so i thought maybe the train was passing on high speed as i witnessed all the things in the house shake and i was like this train is superfast today.,lucky enough nothing bad happened to me.  
Vereeniging / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
selibe phikwe / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was laying on my bed with my child and suddenly i fell vibrations coming under my bed and later hearing movements of furnitures.i was so scared and looked outside the window felt the window shaking.As i step on the floor,i felt like something was moving underground.  
Johannesburg South, Liefde en Vrede / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Namibia katima mulilo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tlokweng, selokwaneng / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My son was like mummy da chair moved and we ran outside  
Harare (864.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : MilDr vibrations dogs Barking and howling pet parrots fell off perches very distressed.  
Maun / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The sofa I was sitting on was shaking-dancing kind of movement. Kitchen utensils were shaking. The curtains in the the sitting room were shaking. I felt like I was dizzy. I rushed outside and meet my neighbours outside and shared our experience.  
Botswana,Gaborone Rainbow / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ramotswa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
selibe phikwe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bryanston, Johannesburg / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : In an office block. Shaking occurs for approximately 60seconds. Nothing broken  
Maun, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping on the bed then felt it shaking as well as my house was shaking  
Gaborone block 8 / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Letlhakeng / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Floors & walls shaking Windows rattling. A Whooshing sound like a strong wind outside and birds fleeng from trees. Streets light shaking and power went off.People screaming in shock.  
Maun / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Steel bars on workshop rack were rattling and shaking. Went outside and heard big dogs barking and lots of people babbling loudly all around. Decided to sit on the soil to feel better how strong it is. Was facing west and clearly felt the earth was moving back and forth in roughly east - west direction. It was strong enough and slow enough to feel slightly nausious even though I have flown aircraft for 39 year as a PPL. I am familiar with gold reef tremours but this had more magnitude and a slow  
Botswana Gaborone Ext. 4 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
palapye; biust / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : strong shaking felt by everyone; a bit of noise heard as well...chaos as everyone ran as far away as the could from the buildings....  
selebi Phikwe / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Vigorously earthquake  
Livingstone, Zambia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Maun.Botswana / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Mmopane block1 / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : First time experience, was so shocked coz my bed was moving  
Selibe Phikwe,Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The shaking came slightly and incresased until it made my chair to move.  
francistown.Botswana. / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Shoshong / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : felt my house shaking, the tv stand was shaking. my lil sister was so scared that she pressed the alarm panic button.  
Sowa town / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Shook the buildings and furniture.  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The earthquake was strong but am glad it didn't cause any damage because most of people went outside the buildings when the vibrations started  
Pandamatenga, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House shook and i was typing on my laptop and couch was trembling. I stood still for some time trying to make sense of what was happening and even ran to the door and then It all came to a stand still.  
Ext 2 Gaborone Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I am at work in the clinic people came in some with shock and some had fractures because they fell from flats stairs while trying to ran away  
Francistown...i felt it / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A terrifying experience  
peterborough UK (8725.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was in bed and felt a slight shaking/vibration for about 2 mins  
Tsetsebjwe (341.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Thought an airplane flew over. Windows rattled, weaver birds started chirping (at night). My dog barked.  
Maputo, Mozambique (831.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Gaborone / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : My bed was rocking  
Gaborone, Block 10 (235.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Violent shaking for about 2 minutes  
Gabz / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Yoooooh hella scary..the sofa was shaking..i thought i was gonna die  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Francistown (Monach) / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tatisiding / not felt : Just heard a noise as if a big truck was passing  
charleshill (357.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
jwaneng / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : violent shaking  
Bobonong / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strange vibrations and rumbling once experienced it in 1997 in the north eastern Botswana  
kasane (146.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was seated in the car and I felt like the car was being shaken.then I said who is shaking the car?bt there was no one.but the car continued to shake for about ten seconds. Wow what an experience  
Tlokweng, Masetlheng / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : My whole house was shaking, my feet felt funny! My daughter's drawers Opened, my Windows rattled! I was both excited and afraid! This experience was awesome and traumatic! Imagine the ground shaking! In my entire life this was the JEsus is Lord moment!  
Gaborone Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was driving when it happened. I could feel the car shake and at first I thought the car was stalling, I looked at my rev counter and it was normal. Then I looked outside and could see the street light nearest to me was shaking and there was deep rumbling.  
gaborone ub / Light shaking (MMI IV) : it was traumatising...i have never experienced something like thata before  
molepolole / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : strong and scary....almost fell off stairs  
Charleshill botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Windows were making too much noise and and there was a strange variation under my feet and the chair i was sitting was even shaking me  
Vergelee (360.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
gabane / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Resting on my I felt vibration and ratling sound, as I woke up I noticed things in my shelf vibrating, lights shaking, as I went outside everyone was coming out of their houses charting about it and we were all confused and scared as to what jst happened  
Gaphatswa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first I thought of large planes but floor shook,tv moved on table then something fell while I ran out to see what exactly what it was, I even forgot my daughter in the lounge then every neighbour was out asking "what is it? I dont ever want to experience this again!  
Pretoria East / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Windows are vibrate. table water vibrate too in bottle  
Gaborone Phase 4 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were in the lounge having dinner while suddenly there was shaking...increasing in intensity until we fled outside.  
Molepolole / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Thohoyandou in Limpopo province (512.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The couches were vibrating.it was not violent.  
Kumakwane (244.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Carltonville / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Doors shaking  
Gaborone / not felt : All I remember is that I stay almost 100mters frm th railway..thot it ws the train pasing by but ey that ws jst so masiv nw I startdd shaking in zig zag mode with much sound of it amplifying more as it passd by..I felt big tym.  
gaborone (232.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Hukuntsi / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : At first i thought this as a regular dizziness but as it prolonged i thought of a wave. The cabinet,curtains,plates and even my brother's legs shook but the shaking wasn't hapazard it had a pattern. I held tightly to the cabinet for support and then the so called dizziness ceased. Everything normalised and a phone call reported that as a seismic wave.  
Metsimotlhaba (219.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It was like a car with sound system but eventually the sound got intense and i had to go outside thinking that a plane was flying on our house top only to find people screaming and dogs barking everywhere.The ground was literally shaking and the house wall shaking.I could feel the sound. This was so terrifying and its a sign that God is coming again to take us to heaven. Lets repent from our sins.  
orapa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Everything was shaking  
Gaborone (236.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Experience in block 6 house was shaking for 30 sec I believe  
Fourways Johannesburg / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sofa shaking, wall pics rattling, walls and windows vibrating  
Plateau, Kasane, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the floor in room shake, and even the door was shaking.  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV)
near Otse, South-East (277.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
near Krugersdorp, West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng (439.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Scary  
Joseph Marondera Zimbabwe .....light shaking (885.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lesenepole / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was shocked. First time experience.  
Pitsane Photlokwe / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Our two houses were literally shaking making a very disturbing sound.maself and ma Lil sister were crying while holding hands with mum n dad praying..everyone panicked we ran leaving a 3 month old baby n got inside the house to get him..very traumatising..  
Bulawayo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Large glass patio doors vibrated. Felt slight vibration on sofa I was sitting on. Rumbling sound heard similar to large truck. Less than a minute.  
Middelburg, Mpumalanga / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on my couch feeling the couch "rocking" and blinds doing the same. Was the strangest sensation ever.  
Gaborone Government enclave / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong  
Pretoria / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Randburg South Africa (471.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We felt the tremendous r quite distinctly it lasted about two to three minutes  
Francistown / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone riverwalk / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was in the car and i felt it shaking as if it will go down with me.ifelt so scared jumped out and thats when i realised everyone was out running from the complex.it was so scary.  
Gaborone, block 9 / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone riverwalk / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was in the car and i felt it shaking as if it will go down with me.ifelt so scared jumped out and thats when i realised everyone was out running from the complex.it was so scary.  
Otse / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt my windows and roof rattling. I thought someone was on top of the roof. I opened the windows and even went outside. Never felt anything like that before  
Harare zimbabwe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Johannesburg / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Block 9, Gaborone, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was taking a nap, woke up to a shaking house. At first I thought it was cuased by a very heavy vehicle passing by, it lasted 25-45seconds. After noticing an abnormal experience, I stepped out of the house only to find my neighbors alarmed just as I was.  
Gaborone city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first I thought a huge rig was passing by, but then the shaking got stronger as the palisade fence and parking shade started rattling. My first experience ever.  
Francistown / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting and Then I heard a noise i looked Outside and My House Was Shaking , Then I called My friends at their House to ask them if it's happening there  
Palapye / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Strong tremors with glass windows cracking and and my daughter who was asleep frightened to death. All the neighborhood was out of the houses fearing the collapse.  
Gaborone Phase 4 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The bed was shaking @ first I jus thought it was all in my head....till the phone which was in the edge of the bed fell dowm  
Mahalapye (west) Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It seemed to last forever.  
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was a light shaking although it left us very confused and scared,   
Hartbeespoort, northwest province / Light shaking (MMI IV) : As there was an earthquauke close by earlier in the day we thought this to be an after schock  
Mahalapye / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Block 6, Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was not that scared.was busy reading my bible when it happened.. I only went outside when I hear the neighbours screaming.  
Rustenburg / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I could feel the vibrations while I was having tea with a friend in Rustenburg.  
Gaborone (235.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : There was a shaking all over,i recognised it was an earthquake and i ran outside the house.  
Pretoria / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It lasted about a minute at around 19H44  
city of Francistown / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Everything was shaking in the house including the sofa I was sitting in. There was a big roar(sound) outside. The tremor was scary, massive and long.  
shashe mooke. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I had to run outside the house. It was a scary experience.  
Metsimotlhabe, Gaborone surrounding area (220.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mahalapye / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Wardrope door strongly opening violently  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt scared cause it has never happend before.scariest feeling.In my life.The whole coubtry felt the tremor  
Katima Mulilo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt like I was getting dizzy....didnt knw it was an earthquake!!!  
Pretoria / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tlokweng / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Selebi-Phikwe / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was scary still in shock  
Selibe Phikwe / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt it  
extension two / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Francistown North Eastern Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking of Windows  
Ballito / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I thought I was having a prolonged dizzy spell until I saw my large standing fan swaying. Was eerie and scary.  
Burgersfort South Africa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
orapa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : my house shook to the extent that i cudnt stand. when looking at the house standing outside, it was shaking and i lost hope of seeing it intact. i shouted God for mercy.  
FRANCISTOWN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the building shaking and felt like something rolling in the roof in the roof. It continued for 15-20 seconds. We ran outside and found the dogs barking. within 1 minute everything was back to normal.  
Virginia, Lejweleputswa District Municipality, Orange Free State (629.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was weird feeling. Like you are sitting on water. Could see the water in my bottel moving from side to side. (reported through our app)  
Tlokweng / not felt
Katima mulilo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Moderate shaking was experienced in katima mulilo namibia  
chinotimba Victoria falls Zimbabwe / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt as i was on skate board  
Masunga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Things were shaking indoor  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Oh gosh we were so scared I called my son he's 6 years and was not sure whether to go outside o not but because the house shaking so much, we found the in the nearest food and ran outside, the pool was shaking, hey Lord!  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Sustained shaking. Like a wave that changes in intensity. About 20 to 30 HERTZ  
Johannesburg, Kempton park (485.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : House shaked a bit and sofas moved as well  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was making my daughter sleep. The bed was shaking . I stood up took my child and went out . It was very terrifying. A the house was shaking forabout 2 3 mn  
gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We thank God the almight for the protection He gave us. You unconditionally love us and still want us to continue living in your world. Glory to you our great God  
Chadibe / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first i thought someone was shaking my car but after seeng dogs children and cats runnig away i realised that it was something frim avove.  
Gaborone,mogoditshane (223.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zimbabwe Harare CBD / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Livingstone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Had no idea what happened...thought it was an elephant outside but then put my foot on the floor only to realise the tremor...quickly ran outside.  
Palapye / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Vryburg, north west SA (472.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Phakalane (232.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It felt line a plane moving over very turbulent area. Lasted about 4-5 minutes. We thought house would crack.  
Gaborone, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in Spar Supermarket by BBS in Gaborone and heard a loud shake of the building. I tried to keep calm and figure out in my heard what the shake was until people started running outside saying an "an earthquake is causing the shaking."  
Palapye / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Earth tremors started moderate and within seconds went higher to such an extent that I had to pull up my 5 year old who was sitting in front of a TV and run outside the house at the same time calling on the elder son who was in his bedroom. I felt it directly on my feet,window panes were vibrating while the lightning fittings were rattling. As standing outside the garden, i could hear neighbours enquiring from each other.  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Walvis bay. Namibia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Shashe mooke village / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tlokweng / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was watching tv and kids looked at me wanting me to explain what was going on. I told everyone to sit on the floor and calm down. All my neighbours were running outside but we stayed indoors till it was over.  
Orapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was watching my best soapie ..all of the sudden everything in the house shaking because I stay in the at mining town at I thought thy were blasting..then I felt that this is unusual.. Called my kids to get out ..and outside people were screaming outside..  
Sasolburg / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was sitting on the bed and at about 19:40 it started moving lightly and kept on for a about a minute.  
Walvis Bay (1099.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At first I thought a family member was moving the dinner table, then experienced this weird swaying of my head making me feel light headed. I was the only one in the family(4) who felt something. Many people in town experienced it in a simmilar way.  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
maun (254 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Serowe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
E tsha 6 / not felt : The sofa & interior of house wz shaking  
Palapye / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The house and TV were shaking, I ran outside and got in the car. It was also shaking so I decided to sit on the ground in an open area.  
Gaborone Botswana (234.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The sofa I was sitting on started moving and shaking and the ground started moving  
Matebeleng / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
near Zeerust, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West (345.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The tremor caught me off guard on bed and i ran out of the house.the whole building was shaking.it even activated so many car alarms in our neighborhood.it lasted for somr minutes and immediately the whole social media arenas in Botswana was alarmed.  
Francistown / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate shaking  
Orapa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mbabane Swaziland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Vibrating bed and ornaments on dressing table  
Tonota (TCE) moderate, house shaking, windows,keys / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary,I first wondered my my bed, door keys were shaking.it was like a big truck moving and shaking the house, the sound was like a moving truck..  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was so scary  
maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) : First i thot it was a heavy truck passin outside due to th vibration sounds next thing i feel is the ground shaking and people in the neighbour running outside it lasted for about 6 seconds. My aunt reported to have felt the same vibrations in Francistown and friends in Gaborone felt it too.  
Oliphant's drift / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was just calm in my room even making calls to my surprise the person I was charting with screamed saying earth quake  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first i hear a sound that was somehow irritating because it started coming through walls,then corrugated iron sheets made a shuttering sound and windows,and lastly the floor was shaking. There was a certain feeling i had on my legs. I run outside the house...and people were screeming.  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in 3rd floor in my room at University of Botswana campus.Felt some vibrations and shakes,was working on my laptop and it was shaing too.I thought its a truck outside,when I wanted to look what's happening outside,I saw the demarcation wall in u single room vibrating then i ran out of the room downstairs where I found all students gathered there.  
Phakalane, Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Me and my family were in the lounge watching Tv, And with my 2month old sucking on my breast for his feed, it felt so light but serious at the same time. The floor shook our feet and doors.. we're all scared and as Faith ppl n believers we gathered round emmanuel TV to pray as we touched the screen with belief that in spirit were in the synagogue.. suddenly a knock from the door was my tenant from the guest house asking us to come outside.. that's when we felt relieved and the ceiling shook hard  
Serowe, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was just earth shaking and vibration of structure. I was afraid! No damages caused  
rayton (474.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jackalas no. 1 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First I thought it was windy, then everything wad shaking, even the couch I was sitting on. Me and my daughter didnt know how to react, so we were clinging to our seats!  
Selebi Phikwe (283.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very scarry  
Boikago palapye / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : The house shaking and the ground also. It was scaring  
Mmadinare Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I stand amazed  
Beitbridge / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it  
moiyabana, Botswana / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : It was terrifying, there was a lot of noise in the house and outside and the whole house was shaking extremely. It was a frightening experience.  
Molepolole / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Francistown / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ext 4, Gaborone, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt as if there was a heavy moving truck nearby. Walls, floors, doors and windows were vibrating.  
serowe / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first I thought radio volume was bt I swtched da radio off I went outside da moment I went out of da house all doors nd windows we shaking nd felt it on my feet..:hey was so scared  
randburg / Light shaking (MMI IV)
midennadale, South Africa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tlokweng, Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it was really weird and alarming  
serowe, / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : oh my God it was scary, was at work in the hospital the roofing was shaking and floor shaking as well.. we ran outside the building at some point we thought it collapsing, phew worst expeience  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A few items shaking. Uncomfortable!  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was asleep. Woken up by bed shaking. It felt like something heavy moving with high speed underground. Thought the world was coming to the end as stated in the bible  
Mahalapye / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was very scary.. I had to run out of the house screaming with my small baby. My legs are still shaking, wondering if it will come back again  
Tonota / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I thought it was just an Earth tremor  
Kanye / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Lenasia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Letlhakane, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mahikeng / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt like roof shaking accompanied by rattling building up sound  
Rasesa Botswana (196.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We felt the house shaking.we all ran out and called our neighbours to get out of their house.it was scary  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was very scared...i even ran outside screaming  
near Pampierstad, Frances Baard District Municipality, Northern Cape (558.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Thamaga / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : In thamaga it was so strong that the house was shaking with windows making a very stong noise thT they could crack  
Krugersdorp / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Couch was vibrating security door vibrating  
Gaborone, Gamecity / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was just arriving at the restaurant in the 1st floor of Gamecity shopping complex,. everything was shaking and for a moment I thought the complex will go down. everybody ran down outside, only one lady collapse; maybe trauma... this was the firsttime we experience the quake!!!! nothing destroyed, within some minutes everything went back to normal.  
gaborone / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Ramotswa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Botswana, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It wasn't felt on the earth but trees and houses were shaking  
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Walls, Windows and floors strong vibration  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My office was shaking, everyone screaming, I thought the whole building will collapse. We were all scared  
Letlhakane / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Some things moved from where they were. I couldnt move as my legs we shaking to ultimate numbness.  
orapa (148.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : I have never experienced such a thing. ...well I thought since I am mining environment ..may be things did no go right  
CKGR, Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Hwange,Zimbabwe / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt the sofa shaking for almost one minute. The tv also shook on its stand. The shaking was felt by every one in the house  
Jwaneng (220.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was in a church building when the shaking started. It started gently but increased intensity within a short space of time. Lasted for about 30 seconds.  
Jwaneng / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
maun at maun secondary school (286.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Walls,floor., ceiling, Tables, photo frame on the wall were shaking fell down, tv signal was cut people screaming outside. Dogs bucking and running around.nothing break in my house. My son was sleeping he did not wake up. I cound hear sirens for ambulance after 20 min  
Gaborone (234.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jwaneng Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Car alarms triggered  
blue town .francistown / not felt : 122  
Plumtree in Zimbabwe (383.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the tremor in Plumtree.thought it was a plane flying close to the ground.actually went outside to investigate.  
Orapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sliding door, roofing sheet and kitchen items vigorously shaking.  
SelebiPhikwe, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It Felt like a A380 plane approching to crush on the house. It went on for about 4-5seconds. I immediately ran out to try to make out of what was happening but then it just died down. It was quite a scary experience!!  
Francistown Btswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : my daughter came out of her bedroom and it took about a minute...neighbours started mumbling  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Maruapula Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We tried running out into the streets where people had gathered unfortunately our electric gate moved off the rails. Iam feeling pretty shaken  
harare (826.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone, Phase 4 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Thabazimbi south Africa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like the dog playing under the couch was approx 2-5min long. Water was moving in water bottle  
G-north / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Thod it was a big plane as I stay close to the airport.my kid cried ..wall shaking.pantry wall cracked.  
Thabazimbi / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Francistown, Botswana / not felt : Nothing to worry abt  
Gaborone / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Gaborone Ext 9 (232.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Noise as of someone moving on the roof. Shaking strongly I thought the something was rocking objects in the garage. It was moving from south to North.  
Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was my first time to experience an earthquake. It has never happened in my country. Everything was shaking, walls, furniture, packed motor cars shaking and there was a huge noise. I was shocked not knowing what to do. Everybody was shocked. Kids were crying. But it didnt take long time.  
tlokweng (242.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : I was watching tv heard some rumbling sounds thought it was an aircraft flying low. Tried to get up , felt the floor vibrating under my feet. Lights were shaking, window panes were vibrating. Rushed outside and calld my neighbours. .. my doors were quiet and tucked under the cars. Scary feeling as one keeps wondering " whats next"..  
mahalapye / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was shocked as i felt the whole house vibrating... we fled out of the house to witness the vibration as it was all over the place...  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I thought the hill by our house was coming down  
Gaborone mass media / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Maun (218 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : i felt shaking and dizzy,and when looked at the door it was shaking i felt the movement and ran outside, so funny i left the kids inside the house  
okavango delters (278.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone West phase 1 / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Everything was shaking  
Bulawayo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The windows began to rattle. Lasted about a minute.  
Palapye, Botswama / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Letlhakane / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Frightening experience  
Gaborone / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ledumang Gaborone Botswana / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It was quite scary because I was sitting down. The best thing to do is run out immediately.  
Mochudi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt the floor shaking in my seating room & the tv was shaking as well so i ran outside..i freaked out!  
Zanzibar border -limpopo lipadi private game and w / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt by people many ran outside.Animals not so sure, maybe. ...  
maun, Botswana (346.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in bed relaxing, the bed started shaking, woke up and seat in bed, everything was shaking with some sound.it lasted for about 15 to 20 seconds.  
Gaborone / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt the bed shaking and i ran outside and saw many people outside their houses..  
Sefhophe village (325 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Violent strange shaking of our houses with some huge noise similar to that of a very huge aeroplane flying just above the roofs. The neighbours and villagers screaming and mumbling all over about the situation. Dog Trying to get into the house with fear.situation terrifying.  
Polokwane (452.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was surprising simce its thw firat time we had such tremor. My friends report feeling it countrywide. It lasted for juat over 2 minutes.  
Johannesburg / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt a slight rumble, lasted maybe 20 seconds  
Selebi Phikwe, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Vibrations on the ground. It starts little by little then grew stronger for about 2mins.  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Zeerust North West South Africa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Roof and walls shook severely, continues for about 80 seconds  
Phakalane, Gaborone (225.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking and roaring sound. My couch and body shake  
Orapa mine town Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I thought the world was coming to an end everything was shaking in the house we thought house was going to collapse  
Lerala, Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Francistown / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was very scary in Francistown and it lasted for about 2-3 minutes.  
Mahango game park / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Francistown / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the sitting room when i suddenly felt the house shaking also the chairs were shaking then i moved out of the house and i heard the gate making noise  
Orapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first I thought it was blasting and I was like not this hour and it became scary when the wall seemed like it is falling, thing were falling I just grappled my son and ran out to find people outside some ran naked  
Serowe, Central (158.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mogoditshane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It felt good. It was my first ever experience, so yah! I loved it  
Ghanzi Township/Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone block 6 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt for about 1mints  
Oraps / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Gaborone (235.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was really scary..my children were screaming and we ran outside  
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tlokweng ,Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was indeed shocking n scary.  
GABORONE (121.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ramotswa / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Ramotswa it was strong and frightening we ran outside thinking the house was falling. The noise was just too high  
Harveston, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa (468.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was lying in the sofa and it felt as if someone was shaking the sofa. I was indoors on the ground floor. The retail od my family who were standing did jot feel anything. No windows rattled. (reported through our app)  
morwa Botswana (214 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was scarry since it was our first time to experience it.  
serowe,botswana (194.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i was just shaking while seated,and the rumbling noise,clattering of window panes  
Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga / Weak shaking (MMI III)
MAHALAPYE,BOTSWANA / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : It was a very terrifying experience.the roof and windows were shaking vigorously and defeaning sound like machine guns..  
Jwaneng / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Wenela maun botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt i was moving back and forth as if i was on top of a moving object. I thought I was feeling dizzy.  
Maun (363.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pretoria / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Harare Zimbabwe / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Roof and wooden floors were rumbling  
Orapa,Botswana / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Everything was shaking i thought the roof will fall down  
Ledumang Gaborone Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaborone tlokweng / Light shaking (MMI IV)
MAHALAPYE / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Still scared and shaking.  
Haenertsburg (502 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Serowe / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
francistown / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Scary ...Never felt anything like that before .  
Molepolole - Botswana (severe shaking) / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pretoria (456.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chair moved, cars in garage rocked, doors and furniture rattling and rocking. (reported through our app)  
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : So shocked. I had to run outside with my family. My 6 yr old was sleeping. I carried him outside. My sisters called me one after the other. I called my mother in law in Ramotswa. Just to be sure everyone was fine  
Mogoditshane, Kweneng (227.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was in the bathroom then I felt everything shake until I heard everyone screaming outside thats when I decided to run  
Sanjay / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting in my parked pickup felt like someone has shook the car from one side .... happened twice in in 2 second  
Gaborone-Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I had to run outside bare footed the roof was shaking for about 2 minutes  
Orapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Being in a mining town I thought it was the blasting. But got alarmed when it prolonged for about a minute. Roof vibration. First time experience in 38 yrs I've lived. Scary  
Gaborone (245.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone Phase2, Masa Primary School my sony tv f / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : i thought the world is open into 2 and i was scared to death... my Sony Bravia lcd just fell from the tv stand and its broken by ey the window, doors etc were shaking damn is it coming back again  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : The flat was shaking  
gaborone block5 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt it on my bedroom walls. For a moment I thought it was the geyser  
Lerala / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
maun, Botswana (359.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was a real scare...my already weakened book shelve almost colapsed  
Gaborone / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Pretoria / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Phakalane / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone, Phase 4 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was alarming.  
Gaborone / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Didnt feel anything, was outdoors, on UB campus, just noticed people moving out of buildings in large numbers.  
Harare Zimbabwe / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pretoria Kameeldrift West (443 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Could definitely felt it's an earthquake. Everything started shaking, hanging object disturbed obsessively. (reported through our app)  
Francistown Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Biust, palapye / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Phakalane Gaborone / Weak shaking (MMI III) : At first I thought a helicopter was flying over my hose a a low level than I walked outside to find no object but the earth still shaking.  
Sowa (213.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone (229.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Licthenburg / Light shaking (MMI IV)
jwaneng / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : The caoch could move and pictures on the wall and lasted some minutes.  
Block 4 francistown / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
KGALE VIEW,GABORONE / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Ramotswa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first I thought its some Land mine  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Started with slight tremors and shaking that progressively increased in intensity. Lasted about 20 secs but difficult to assess as it was quite unnerving. I am on the 9th floor of an office bioldinh and the structure shook for the full period. Although the building shook and filing cabinets rattled no objects full from shelves and there does not appear to be any structural damage. Possibly minor quake in world terms but still very nerve racking whilst in progress!  
centre latitute/longitude 22.66*S/25.22*E / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : First i thought its under ground blasting because i am in a mining town but later realise it is earthquake  
Potchefstroom (491.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Lichtenburg (403.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Gaborone Botswana / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : The house was shaking uncontrollably and the quake took long..  
Pretoria / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kasane / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I heard windows shaking but they did not break and i thought i banged the door....but it happenned a few seconds after i closed the door...  
Lerala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Gaborone (235.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Lime Acres, Northern Cape / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Block 6 Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaborone / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was sudden noisy and neve breaking. People in nigh rise apart mens were screaming and running out to the open space. It was dark but day time birds were seen flying out of trees in flight and panic. Domestic cats and dogs were head as far as the ear to pick them. It was a moment of true reaching and feel of mother nature's power. Thanks no injury and/or damage near us has been reported  
Gaborone - Village Extn: / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Phase 4, Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
pietermaritzburg south africa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gaborone, Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
gaborone, cresta hotel fair grounds / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking and almost left the building  
Gaborone, Botswana / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was so scary. We live in a block of flats. We all ran out panicked.  
rakops / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tlokweng / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was lying on a couch when i felt it shaking, the living room walls n windows were shaking. I went out fearing for myself since the ceiling was shaking as well  
Maputo, mozambique / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Orapa / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was very disturbing... The floor , walls, picture frames on my house walls fell... Could not think at that time ran off the huz with kids an stood outside .. Confused  
Molepolole / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just felt it, windows and wall shaking  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Palapye / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Orapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Francistown city (289 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was scared. Ran outside things falling in the house.  
TLOKWENG / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was a huge one. Everything was shaking. Quite scary and the village dogs were barking wildly.  
Phase IV Gaborone Botswana (357.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pretoria, South Africa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pretoria / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mogoditshane / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scared  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It was very strong the House was shaking and the ground also...  
Gaborone (232.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We all ran outside the office  
Tlokweng,.Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : First on my entire 47yrs to feel something like that. At first I thought a big truck was passing. it took almost 30 second.  
mokolodi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Windows shaking and floor  
Gaborone (284.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on the seat and it started shaking. The ceiling was shaking as well and the whole building was vibrating  
Sandton / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pretoria (457.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Gaborone / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
RUSTENBURG / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Yolanda Vermeulen. MELROSE JHB / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
PRETORIA / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lasted almost 2 minutes  
Francistown / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary shaking of the house.  
Palapye / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Orapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened by the sound of the roof of the house and ran out of the house and was suprised to find that everybody is outside and really scared and it was myself experience  
gaborone botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : felt the Windows shaking and the walls started for 30 seconds to a minute  
Mazala, Southern Province (696.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Reading in bed. Only explanation at the time being that elephants may be rubbing up against my chalet. Went and checked but no ellies, so assumed it was some sort of tremor.  
Maputo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Vanderbijlpark, Sedibeng District Municipality, Gauteng (525.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Pretoria North (449.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Randfontein (462 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Randfontein / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A swaying sensation for about a minute  
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Magoebaskloof / not felt
Diepsloot, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng (463.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
francistown (273 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : first i thought there was a big truck passing outside,looked thru the window there was nothing, then my windows started shaking and that is when i ran outside the house terrified.  
Tsabong Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was watching tv then l heard noise and the chair l was sitting on was shaking. I went outside thinking it was a big track but nothing. The Windows making noise then l realized it was earthquake. My husband was laying on The bed he said it was shaking.  
Kroonstad / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Thamaga, Kweneng (240 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng (458.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Gaborone (Botswana, 237 km S of epicenter) : I thought it was our neighbors having a party and blasting their music, honestly, but then the shaking became intense and spread 'round the whole house.! I thought we were gonna die (reported through EMSC)  
Gwanda (Zimbabwe, 437 km NE of epicenter) : This place is a mining area with noisy machinery near the compound, some people did not notice in thought that it could be a rumbling of mine machinery but the event took about a minute of continuous rumbling. I went outside to check what kind of machinery was around. It took me sometime to think of an earthquake since they are very rare in this part of the world. (reported through EMSC)  
Gaborone (Botswana, 237 km S of epicenter) : There were some trebles, people ran outside and some friends suggest that their wall mirrors fell etc. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 12 Aug 2017 02:37 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jul 2017 11:37 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 08 Apr 2017 19:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Apr 2017 00:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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