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

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

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Botswana on Monday, 3 April 2017
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: Monday, 3 April 2017 17:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.66°S / 25.22°E (Botswana)
Nearest volcano: Kyejo (1752 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1*10^14 J (197 GWh / 1.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 10.6 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 3 Apr 2017
Mon, 3 Apr 17:40 UTCM 6.7 / 10 km BOTSWANAEMSC
Mon, 3 Apr 17:40 UTCM 6.5 / 29 km- 132km W of Moijabana, BotswanaUSGS

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(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): There were some trebles, people ran outside and some friends suggest that their wall mirrors fell etc. (via EMSC)
Jwaneng (Botswana) (227 km S from epicenter)(no details): It was like the car was getting off the road. i remember my passenger asking me what was happening. (via EMSC)
Mutare (Zimbabwe) (875 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I at first thought my body was vibrating.... And thought something was wrong (via EMSC)
Maputo (Mozambique) (837 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Dont forget Africa (via EMSC)
Gweru (Zimbabwe) (593 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was just the rattling sound,more like a helicopter passing through and was close to the roof. Lasted for about three minutes (via EMSC)
Meyerton (South Africa) (529 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Light bed shake (via EMSC)
Vereeniging (South Africa) (521 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt it at about 19h50 the ground move from west to east slight fast golts and then a big movement and the a couple of fast small golts again (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (507 km E from epicenter)(no details): Weird sound, water in jug making micro waves, dogs unsettled, parrot falling from it's roost, family members flabbergasted until one said what is happening must be a earthquake. The most primordial experience! (via EMSC)
Lupane (Zimbabwe) (486 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Lights,doors & tables shaking (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (486 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It lasted at least two minutes (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (466 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on the floor adjusting the TV when I felt a very low frequency movement coming from underneath me. It almost felt like I was sitting in a small boat that was riding a swell at sea. It felt like the floor was rising and falling very slowly. It took about 3 seconds to rise and fall and this occurred three times. The first cycle I thought it was my imagination. The second cycle I realised it was an earth quake. After the third cycle I got fearful and made a bee line for outside. (via EMSC)
Gaborone (Botswana) (238 km S from epicenter)(no details): The bed was vibrating and it felt as if the house might crush (via EMSC)
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): I sat on the couch watching TV.. Suddenly my couch started shaking and my roof started making noise.. Every one came out of their houses ..we even felt the ground shaking after few minutes everything came back to normal... But it's really scary... (via EMSC)
Mutare (Zimbabwe) (875 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Only a slight movement (via EMSC)
Maputo (Mozambique) (837 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Inicialmente me pareceu que era algo somente comigo. depois que confirmei que minha esposa e filha também estavam sentindo é que entendi que era um tremor (via EMSC)
Maputo (Mozambique) (837 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I live in a tall building, 9th floor (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Roof was juddering. Windows shaking. Low rumble like a passing truck. Lasted over a minute. Cats concerned and very close. (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Thought it was a train passing by then remembered. There are no trains in my neighborhood. Lool (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt the shaking for about 3 minutes (via EMSC)
Harare (Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sitting on chair, feel tremor on lower back. (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Amazing it could be felt so far away. It seemed to last quite long too. (via EMSC)
Standerton (South Africa) (631 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Tremors from the botswana quake. (via EMSC)
Shakawe (Botswana) (584 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It happened at 20h00 pm (via EMSC)
Modjadjiskloof (South Africa) (522 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about a minute. Quite scary. (via EMSC)
Stilfontein (South Africa) (497 km S from epicenter)(no details): Bin mit meiner Frau auf Familienbesuch und lebe sonst kurz vor Bremen. Das Erdbeben war ca. 10 Sekunden und sehr unheimlich (via EMSC)
Krugersdorp (South Africa) (470 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The movement moved from west to east. Last moments felt like a rolling motion. (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (469 km SE from epicenter)(no details): The security gate at my front door was rattling. I steadied it but it started rattling again. The neighbourhood dogs were quiet. No tremors under my feet. If not for the gate, I wouldn't have known about the earthquake. (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (466 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Seconds before the earthquake, the birds started to chirp and most of the dogs down the street barked until the rumble came to an end. (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (466 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on my couch and it shook (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (466 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I felt it thru my chair & heard a bit of rattling & saw a curtain swinging … but there was air movement inside. (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (461 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Pretoria, South Africa (via EMSC)
Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) (450 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Heard and felt a rattle but we were not sure what it was. Blamed the squirrels ... then we received messages on a group chat all commenting on their experiences (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (411 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt it. Hubby thought dog was scratching herself against his chair. I decided to rather go outside in the open. Padlock swayed for quite a while. 2 earthquakes in one day, not funny. (via EMSC)
Bobonong (Botswana) (342 km E from epicenter)(no details): Vibrations were massive as it was first experience (via EMSC)
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): It sounded like an helicopter flying low altitude that could just hit the housse. Floors, walls shere shaking, waves in swimming pool... and bird crying... dogs worried... many of neigbourhood run outside ! (via EMSC)
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): Strong and terrifying vibration ended up going outside the yard, looking up and expecting blast,but it just stopped no harm. (via EMSC)
Saint Lucia (South Africa) (969 km SE from epicenter)(no details): We are in St Lucia, northern KwaZulu-Natal and felt a swaying motion for about 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Harare (Zimbabwe) (820 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Sitting on chair felt vibration on my lower back, Harare Zimbabwe. (via EMSC)
White River (South Africa) (665 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt the quake. Were on the couch end heard the frames on the wall ratle. (via EMSC)
Welkom (South Africa) (615 km S from epicenter)(no details): My bed felt like a water bed (via EMSC)
Koppies (South Africa) (567 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Light vibrations, lasted about 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Viljoenskroon (South Africa) (540 km S from epicenter)(no details): We were a sleep and woke up from it it were bad (via EMSC)
Parys (South Africa) (530 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Parys, Freestate. Lasted about 2 minutes. Never seen my furniture dance around before! (via EMSC)
(Zambia) (522 km N from epicenter)(no details): First time ever to feel a tremor. Was quite scary! (via EMSC)
Kempton Park (South Africa) (495 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Thought dog was scratching himself until birds went crazy and realised dog was asleep. My husband said water in pool was going crazy. (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (486 km SE from epicenter)(no details): On the 3rd floor of a building, I would guess 3cm movement (via EMSC)
Randburg (South Africa) (485 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Slight shake for a few seconds. (via EMSC)
Randburg (South Africa) (485 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Bed & mirrors were trembling (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (472 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt it for at least 3 minutes in Pretoria, South Africa. (via EMSC)
Krugersdorp (South Africa) (468 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Krugersdorp , South Africa (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (467 km SE from epicenter)(no details): About 30s to a minute long. (via EMSC)
Broederstroom (South Africa) (448 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Windows rattling at 7:45pm. Slight earth shaking (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (261 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It sounded like a truck driving on a dirt road just before it hit the lodge. Windows,walls and floor shaked while the quake hit us. (via EMSC)
Lobito (Angola) (1673 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I thought I was dizzy but my colegues also felt it and the lamp hanging from the roof moved (via EMSC)
Durban North (South Africa) (987 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It came in 2 shallow waves(wobbles) straight after each other, it lasted for about 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Cafumpe (Mozambique) (954 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I just felt light shaking for almost 30 seconds of duration (via EMSC)
Maputo (Mozambique) (837 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Just a few movements 2 to 4 in a laps of time of 15 seconds. (via EMSC)
Marondera (Zimbabwe) (824 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Felt like the bed was shaking (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Slight tremer felt (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): slight tremors - slight creaking noises and slight movement sat on couch - could be easily missed though (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (808 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was felt in Harare, Zim. Not intense, but long. Bed shaking and furniture rattling . a little scary (via EMSC)
(Zimbabwe) (573 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It lasted about two minutes (via EMSC)
Livingstone (Zambia) (530 km N from epicenter)(no details): Made my mother dizzy afterwards (via EMSC)
Benoni (South Africa) (509 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Everything in the house was shaking some of them were falling the French doors were making a sound (via EMSC)
Benoni (South Africa) (509 km SE from epicenter)(no details): At least 2 minutes (via EMSC)
Boksburg (South Africa) (508 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It's going on for more then 30 seconds (via EMSC)
De Deur (South Africa) (507 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 1min tremor (via EMSC)
Benoni (South Africa) (506 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Benoni felt the tremor lasted 3 mins, furniture shook and rattled! (via EMSC)
Benoni (South Africa) (506 km SE from epicenter)(no details): My bed shook, the mirror rattled, I was puzzled called friend and we both witnessed it for at least 3 minutes (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (504 km SE from epicenter)(no details): On bed. Shaking lightly. Wife thought it was me and after about 15 seconds she confronted me. Then it started to go more heavier. Then the birds started making noise. Then all gone (via EMSC)
Lenasia (South Africa) (495 km SE from epicenter)(no details): continued for about 60 seconds, which felt longer than expected. (via EMSC)
Klerksdorp (South Africa) (494 km S from epicenter)(no details): Heard windows shudder (via EMSC)
Johannesburg (South Africa) (494 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Birds in trees nearby reacted a bit - night here (via EMSC)
Johannesburg (South Africa) (494 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Floor was vibrating/ Shaking. It lasted for about 3-5 min (via EMSC)
Kempton Park (South Africa) (492 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Started hearing things rattle and then felt the shaking for about a minute (via EMSC)
Grootfontein Country Estates (South Africa) (487 km SE from epicenter)(no details): My windows was vibrating and I thought oh well I have a HUGE rat problem in the roof, like super rodents! (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (486 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Ground floor, doors rattled. Have heard on second and third floors that objects fell off tables etc (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (486 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Strong tremor. Shaking. Rattling. Lasted 20s or so (via EMSC)
Sandton (South Africa) (486 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Was sitting on chair in front of laptop, felt the tremor, thought, eh just a tremor, but lasted about a full minute or two, was thinking, ok is this going to stop or not? then it stopped. Thought i may as well report it anyway. (via EMSC)
Randburg (South Africa) (485 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Table was shaking and drinks ripples (via EMSC)
Randburg (South Africa) (485 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I heard the rumbling before I felt the tremors (via EMSC)
Midrand (South Africa) (481 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It was very smooth, almost like a jelly effect, thought I was having a dizzy spell but realised things were gently undulating. Animals in the room with me got very quiet, like they were listening but weren't too concerned, except for one barking dog somewhere down the road, then I became aware of a deep distant rumbling. Aware of it for about 20 secs. (via EMSC)
Randburg (South Africa) (480 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Clear tremors about 2 minutes. Scared our pets. The african grey felt it before us and went crazy. (via EMSC)
Sandton (South Africa) (479 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Slight vibration , mostly went undetected , lasted for a few seconds (via EMSC)
Roodepoort (South Africa) (478 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It lasted for more than 15 to 30,seconds. Roodepoort Gauteng (via EMSC)
Roodepoort (South Africa) (478 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Two separate tremors each lasted about a second with about two seconds between I am in a valley on a escarpment in florida Roodepoort (via EMSC)
Carletonville (South Africa) (477 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I think my desk is still vibrating? (via EMSC)
Randfontein (South Africa) (472 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Bed was shaking and kids started getting scared (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (471 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Furniture and blinds shook (via EMSC)
Krugersdorp (South Africa) (470 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Unusual and very unusual for twice in one day (via EMSC)
Krugersdorp (South Africa) (467 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Rumbled for a few minutes (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (467 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Furniture and blinds shook (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (467 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 1min, even our mirrors on the wall was shaking! Creepy! (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (467 km SE from epicenter)(no details): My daughter upstairs was worried to wonder what is going on. I was sitting at my bar counter, and wondered why it was shaking slightly. (via EMSC)
Centurion (South Africa) (467 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I felt some swaying on my bed and when I got up I saw loose objects moving, as well as my computer screen. (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (466 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Everything started to shake (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (459 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt it in Pretoria, Mountain View Area. Scary this morning and now again. (via EMSC)
Pretoria (South Africa) (456 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I thought my dog was under my chair and scratching herself. Pretoria (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (439 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Our whole house was shaking and we didn't know what was going on. Hartbeespoort Northwest region South africa (via EMSC)
Mooinooi (South Africa) (425 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Slight trembling, thought it was the dog scratching under my table (via EMSC)
Rustenburg (South Africa) (401 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Slight swaying back and forth at low frequency. About 5Hz (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (386 km S from epicenter)(no details): It lasted very long must be Jacob Zuma stealing the last of our Beloved country (via EMSC)
(South Africa) (256 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Ground was shaking for almost two min. Felt very strong (via EMSC)
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): Very loud rumble that got louder over about 5 minutes and then ebbed away. Something fell over in the garage, but otherwise no apparent damage. Very scary and everyone in the house panicked. (via EMSC)
Gaborone (Botswana) (237 km S from epicenter)(no details): If you feel an earthquake just run outside to an open area (via EMSC)

 

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