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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Zimbabwe on Saturday, 22 December 2018

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Zimbabwe on Saturday, 22 December 2018
Dec 22 05:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.6.
Date & time: Sat, 22 Dec 05:37:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.709°S / 32.804°E (Mozambique)
Nearest volcano: Kyejo (1281 km)
Primary data source: GeoAu
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sat, 22 Dec 2018
Sat, 22 Dec 05:37 UTCM 5.5 / 10 kmZimbabwe[Map]GFZ
Sat, 22 Dec 05:37 UTCM 5.5 / 2 km MOZAMBIQUE[Map]EMSC
Sat, 22 Dec 05:37 UTCM 5.5 / 7.6 km- 53km SSE of Chipinge, Zimbabwe[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
Helensvale Harare (374.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was asleep then I felt as if i was in a waterbed
Harare, Pomona / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Marondera (309.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): The doors were rattling for a few minutes and the house groaned slightly.
sprin / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Tremours
Zimre park ruwa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare,glen view 1. (366.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tynwald North Harare (305 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I could hear some rattling from the roof and windows
gweru zimbabwe / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mutare city / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Every thing around shook, does house
32km from Chipinge / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Strong shakings in the morning followed by tremors at intervals
Harare (383.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mutare Zimbabwe / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(366.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mutare (191.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Mutare Darlington / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nyanga / not felt
Mozambique, Beira / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Mozambique, Beira / MMI III (Weak shaking): Glass of Water moving
Harare, Zimbabwe (358.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): My daughter was Lying on bed when felt shaking
Chiredzi / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sitting on the Sofa, and suddenly, there was a loud rumbling noise, the sofa moved back and forth, we ran out and found our neighbors saying it's an abnormal truck, but later confirmed that it was an earthquake. Lasted for about a minute & half.
Was about to wake up for work when this terrible s (133.2 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jerera Masvingo / MMI IV (Light shaking): I heard the rattling of windows in the morning around past seven while I was bathing.The sound was like a heavy vehicle passing out.
Masvingo, near Great Zimbabwe Ruins / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was already awake in the morning and in the house doing my house chores, when while i was standing packing plates and i saw my kitchen unity shaking pots, pans and plates shaking. I thought its a big rat then i banged the kitchen unity with my fist nd it got worse thaats when i ran outside the house screaming holding my head and confused of what was happening. Lucky enough it only lasted for about five minutes and others were already outside. Very scary experince never experienced one before.
Hatfield harare (364.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
HARARE (367.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was sitting in my lounge and the chair I was sitting on starting gently shaking. My husband was in bed and he felt shaking as well. It was for a short amount of time.This all happened about 7.15 a.m. in Eastlea suburb Harare.
(367.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chiredzi / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Braeside, Harare (358.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought I heard rats in the ceiling, and at the same time the bed I was lying in seemed to have been 'bumped' by something, just for one second.
(367.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Bed shook considerably
Harare, watetfawat / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Weak shaking for about 5 to 10 seconds
Jersey estate (24.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): My child cried when he saw house shacking and noise from roof
(339.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Not used to such experiences in Zimbabwe it was very scary
Harare highlands / MMI IV (Light shaking): I felt my bed shaking like you are going through some turbulence.
(124.1 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chimoio Mozambique (139 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kensington, Harare, Zimbabwe (372.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Marondera / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Mebelreing Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
tshovani, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I thought the ceiling was about to fall. There was tremendous shaking on one side of the house, approximately the house is 21 metres in length
Mt Pleasant . Harare / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I felt my chair moving and as i got hold of the table trying to make sense of what was happening it seized
Mutare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(346.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Eastlea, Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Glen lorne, harare / MMI IV (Light shaking): Heard a rattling like sound coming from my dresser. It lasted about 2 minutes.
(193 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chisipete harare / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I felt the door shaking I was on bed then felt the bed shaking looked at the dresser and it was also shaking that's when I guessed it must be an earthquake.
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Belvedere,Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): i was jus waking up and was still in bed when i heard my bed my body nd the whole house shaking .i could really notice the windows shaking though nothing fell or got damaged.
Rusape Zimbabwe / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): I was sitting on the edge of my bed and suddenly my bed began ‘shaking’ and the followed by the whole house. I was chatting to my nephew who also felt the house shaking. I called everyone I the house and l asked the to run outside. Everyone in the house felt the shaking
Glen Lorne / not felt: Live in Glen Lorne, off Enterprise. Never felt a thing and l was up
Marondera, Zimbabwe. (293.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking of the windows and doors.
Mucumbedze, manica, mozambique / MMI III (Weak shaking): The tin roof on my house made noise and my chair vibrated for about 10 or 15 seconds. Wasn’t sure what it was. Quite noisy and wondered if it was a huge storm or something.
Mt Plessant, Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): Sounded like a heavy duty truck in the house. Bed was shaking bad. Quite unnerving. I ripped my earphones off cause sound had changed.
Amed / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chisipite, Harare (369.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I just felt a light shake which woke me up at around 5am today.
Harare..Glenview / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt it for my first time and it was kind weired when i saw my cup of tea kindly vibrating on the table..my first experience but i felt it was an earthquak
Mutare, Zimbabwe (14.8 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was indoors asleep. The tremors woke me up and it seemed my bed was undulating. The walls and ceilings were seemed to vibrate and potted plants were definitely vibrating. That's the best way l can put it. The entire building was affected that way. Those who were in the garden were calling out that they could feel the tremors were they were standing.
(366.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was lying in an felt the bed shaking. I though it was a heavy vehicle passing at first but heard no vehicle and also the shaking went on for some time
Harare / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mutare / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Vumba...near Vumba Botanical Gardens (181.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was in the office my feet started vibrating first then the dogs started barking at the noise then the burglar bars & house started shaking ...my legs went wobbly but no need to run outside. Lasted about a minute!
Chipinge. Clearwater estate / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It came very strong had movements on the roof and everything was shaking
Zimunya / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chimanimani , Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was first comfortAble indoor but soon ran for safety outdoors as I saw increasing intensity.
Quinnington, borrowdale, harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare Tynwald North (365.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was in bed and lying still but my bed shook and kind of vibrated .. thought I was imagining things.
Beira mozambique / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(375.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Bietbridge, Zimbabwe. (353.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Gaydon Road Greystone Park Harare Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the Shake at 7.39am about to head out for work, thought I was going crazy until my cats got scared then I noticed the water in my glass was shaking too. Only lasted a few seconds.
Harare, Zimbabwe (365.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the floor shaking and heard a low rumbling sound as from a heavy vehicle driving past
Junction gate Eastern Border Road Chipinge (60.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): First my dogs charged barking outside the house to the garden, the noise was like a freight train coming towards the house, small shaking to fast vibration, noisy, visible shaking ifbthe house walls and roof panels, trees, for about 15 seconds, followed by a lessening then a second shorter rumbling then lessening till the glass in the windows were vibrating only total time approx 90- -120 secs. Long enough to be able to move around and talk to my son to make sure he was in a safe place.
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Gondola / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was around 7:33 this morning , i was still in bed in bed . At forst i left something is moving my bed, then it i realised that the walls and wardrobe was shaking wirh a loud noise. I then looked through the wind and i saw a pole vigorously shaking thats when i realised its an earthquake.
Mutare (404.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Harare sunningdale / MMI V (Moderate shaking): got the news from a friend in sunningdale who felt it. im in Harare Msasa Park we did not feel it in our area.
Harare (370.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): It was between 7.38am and 7.40am (zim time)I think that I felt the shake. I was sitting on the bed and the bed was shaking. My children where in the other room they rushed to my bedroom and asked of i had felt it too. Thats when i heard people from other apartments coming out and asking as well.
Avenues, Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Highlands harare / MMI IV (Light shaking): Room shaking..but my parents outside did not feel it
Chimoio / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(314.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mutare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Eastlea.Harare / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was awake in but still in bed and heard sounds of kitchen unit glass and light shaking if the bed
Felt it at 7.40am while sitting in a car.it was m / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting in the car in Harare.It occurred at 7.40am.It was mild and lasted for less than a minute and it was mild.
(368.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Masvingo (217.1 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mandara, Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Shingwedzi Kruger National Park / MMI III (Weak shaking): We are camping. The caravan shaked, the bed in the tent aswell as people sitting on chairs.
(285.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Could be felt inside, windows rattled, could feel vibrations on th floor inside and on the ground outside. Lasted about 45 seconds.
Harare (366.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
fern valley mutare, zimbabwe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I had just woken up but still in bed when I felt a sound like a helicopter landing. Then I felt my walls shaking and my bed move slightly. I knew immediately there were tremors of an earthquake but the ground did shake for about two minutes starting at 07:40
Triangle, Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in bed when I heard some noise from the ceiling and rattling from the windows. I thought it was being caused by a vibrating water line and got out of the bedroom to investigate, only to meet two confused family members standing in the kitchen. That's when I realised that it was an earth tremor.
Marlborough harare (367.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Rattling of concrete house roof tiles
Chisipite Harare (371.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was sitting on the couch felt rumbling underneath me pictures on the wall moved about windows rattled
Bindura, Zimbabwe / MMI III (Weak shaking): Just a little shaking
Shingwedzi Kruger National Park / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Chiredzi / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was asleep and it woke me up. It went on for about 2 minutes
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was asleep and felt My bed shake. Thought someone was shaking it only to find no-one was there. Only affirmed when somoen else mentioned it
Harare / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Biddulph road, Cranbourne (365.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was a little shocked caused it woke me up, thought nothing of it but after about 5 seconds it was still going on that's when I realised that it must be a light tremor/ earthquake
Rusape / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mutare / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Scary
Chitungwiza / MMI IV (Light shaking): Jesus is Lord
Harare / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt like there was something on top of roof windows shaking cupboards and their contents shaking
Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Very mild shaking, only lasting a few seconds - 0737 local time
Harare CBD / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Mutare, (190.2 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare (369.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
chiredzi / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Chisipite, Harare (369.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
mt pleasant harare (377 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Marondera / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Beira Mozambique / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Harare. (374.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Mirror cracked furniture shook.
Masvingo, Great Zimbabwe Monuments (158.4 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was lying on bed and felt bed shaking. Doors, windows and roof rattling sounds. Lasted about 15 seconds.
mutare (125.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): the quake was strong i was just entering the bathroom and it started,even the water in the dish showed ripples
Meyrick Park, Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt something stir in the ground, coming from east to west. Then windows, doors, roof creaked followed by a movement of the ground back and forth once...like a heavy truck moving close by.
Chipinge / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Msasa park Harare (304 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was on my coach and l felt it it happened for abt 20seconds it was a weak shaking
Northwood Harare Zimbabwe / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Bed wobbled
Florida, Mutare, Zimbabwe / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was scary, the dogs were barking, gasses were rattling, the house was shaking and the rumbling soundwas scary....
Mutare city centre / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I live in a storey buiding and it was shaking visibly. The floors and roof were vibrating. Audible sounds were heard in sympathy with the vibrations.It lasted for about 5 minutes and faded away.
(372.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Objects attached the wall were rattled, and water in the water dispenser was shaking about
Harare, Zimbabwe (370.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking as if there was an explosion nearby, but unusually prolonged.
Harare (373.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(369.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(368.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Arcturus Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking): The tremor was enough to hold our tv still from falling over. The sensation was akin to losing ones balance
Msasa park Harare / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was sitting on my couch and it lasted about 20seconds
Harare Zimbabwe / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt it in Harare at 9.49, Windows were shaking lasted about 20 seconds.
Chiredzi Town Tshovani location Zimbabwe / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Awakened by the shaking noise of the Windows doors and walls.It was like 2 earthmoving catapillers were moving around the house .
Belvedere, harare (371.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(251.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): I think i can say it was a tremor though i have not felt in my life but this experiance was a little bit scary i was still in bed at the time
Marondera (351.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was doing yoga out on our wooden deck & the whole structure was swaying & creaking with the roof sheets rattling
(355.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(364.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(370.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking of bed, felt even thru the floor of the house (via app)
Mandara, Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt the shaking whilst in bed it was light didnt understand what was happening to my bed at first. My husband didnt feel anything though he was standing in the sitting room. You probably needed to pay much attention
(334.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Aaah was shitting thought aaah ko what's going on is my shit fighting me
(373 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(193.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare (355.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was surprised, a little scared and confused as my bed shook, windows rattled and felf like my roof was being shaken. Nice experience
Masvingo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rolf Valley, Harare / MMI III (Weak shaking): Heard rumbling as of large truck. Bed vibrating on shaking floor Candlebra shaking as watched it Cat not happy! Lasted about 10 seconds
Harare (370.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
HARARE (365.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chiredzi (124.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(340.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(370.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Mirrors, bed and toilet were shaking. Did not hear anything. (via app)
Harare / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Harare, Zimbabwe / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was on my bed in Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe & my bed shook for about 20 seconds
Mutare Zimbabww / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Shaking of houses
Harare, Zimbabwe (374.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Chair I was on, desk, water in glass, windows all started shaking
Farnham close / not felt
(365.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(585.8 km S from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Building swayed slightly enough for hanging ornaments to swing
Northwood Harare Zimbabwe (359.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Manica, Mozambique / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(369.1 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Harare
Murambi mutare (192.7 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Makoni (Zimbabwe) (247 km NW from epicenter)(no details): My steel four poster bed was shaking (via EMSC)
Harare (Zimbabwe) (376 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Around 7:40 I woke up to the bed shaking. (via EMSC)
Harare (Zimbabwe) (369 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Maybe 4 waves? (via EMSC)
Buhera (Zimbabwe) (210 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt the vibration, the building was shaking (via EMSC)
Harare (Zimbabwe) (366 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt for 40 seconds plus - was confused at first to the sounds of the place shaking (via EMSC)
Harare (Zimbabwe) (366 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Just one swaying movement of 5 seconds or so (via EMSC)
Espungabera (Mozambique) (28 km N from epicenter)(no details): The first one was pretty strong have a little structural damage. Praise Jesus we are ok (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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