Terremoto leve mag. 3.6 - South-East, 13 km ESE of Gaborone, Botswana, domingo, 20 dic 2020 12:44 (GMT +2) -

Terremoto leve mag. 3.6 - South-East, 13 km ESE of Gaborone, Botswana, domingo, 20 dic 2020 12:44 (GMT +2)

Terremoto leve magnitud 3.6 at 10 km depth

20 Dec 11:18 UTC: Primero en informar: USGS después de 33 minutos.
Fecha & hora: 20 Dec 2020 10:44:45 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: domingo, 20 dic 2020 12:44 (GMT +2)
Magnitud: 3.6
Prof.: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 24.6969°S / 26.0269°E (South-East, Botsuana)
Antipode: 24.697°N / 153.973°W
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km al ESE de Gaborone (pop: 208,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
18 km al ESE de Mogoditshane (Kweneng) (pop: 43,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
25 km al E de Gabane (Kweneng) (pop: 12,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
25 km al NE de Ramotswa (pop: 21,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
28 km al SE de Metsemotlhaba (Kweneng) (pop: 5,540) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
28 km al SSE de Kopong (pop: 6,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
46 km al NE de Otse (pop: 6,280) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
49 km al E de Thamaga (Kweneng) (pop: 20,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
63 km al ESE de Molepolole (Kweneng) (pop: 63,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
68 km al NNE de Lobatse (pop: 30,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ENE
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 MWh, equivalente a 3.79 toneladas de TNT) Más info
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RevistaProf.UbicaciónFuente
3.610 km12 Km ESE of Gaborone, BotswanaUSGS
3.610 kmBOTSWANAEMSC
3.510 kmSouth Africa Region, BotswanaCGS

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Gaborone, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Was in the TV room and initially I thought it was a 747 flying very low. I ruled that out immediately because there are none in the capital. Then I thought it was thunder rumbling since it had been raining. I rushed out to check if the rain was coming, bu | 3 users found this interesting.  
Gaborone South Ring (10 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : I was having a haircut when l heard a thunderous noise with the ground shaking vigorously.l knew without a doubt that this was a tremor or an earthquake | 2 users found this interesting.  
near Siyabuswa, Nkangala District Municipality, Mpumalanga (328.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : At first I thought it's a plane passing, I was holding my phone it was shaking, the second time now it was the house shaking and I told my husband mmmm... I think it's earth quake and we ran outside. We thank God it didn't damage or hurt anyone. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Gaborone (9.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : We were at the hospital and it felt like the building was crumbling or going to crumble down on us from the top. It didn't feel like it was coming from the ground, everyone ran out of the building convinced it was falling down. When we were outside everyo | 2 users found this interesting.  
  • I agree that it didn't feel like it was coming from the ground
Modipane / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Was watching TV and it felt like a huge truck was passing by. My dog and chickens were unsettled as they were all crying | 2 users found this interesting.  
Molepolole, Kweneng (65.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Thought it could be car passing by but the vibrations felt ddnt match of a car then i knew something awkward is taking place | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone (11.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Loud, heavy, schreeching sound(sunded like muffled roar of a dinosaur or like two heavy metal sheets rubbing hard against each other. | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone (2.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : House shook slightly for about 10 seconds. Not as bad as sub-woofer speakers in some passing cars! Low rumbling continued for about 30 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone, Botswana (3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first I thought it was a thunder rumble from a distance, then it became louder. When the internet mast on our roof began rattling then I knew something was cooking underneath.The rumbling started fading away. I could hear our neighbour's kids who were | One user found this interesting.  
  • I was inside my bedroom lying on the bed and all of a sudden I heard my dogs barking and the aluminum windows were shaking the noise was like a huge bomb or a volcano had just been set off in my neighborhood, I live in Broadhurst. It was very unusual, to say the least!
Metsimothlabe / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : More like a heavy something falling in the roof with a loud sound door slightly ajar swung open and a chair shook. | One user found this interesting.  
Gabane / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just a light shaking inside the house. Was having my lunch and it felt like a blasting in the mine. Just some seconds: like 10-25seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone North / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Heard thunderous rumble followed by walls shaking hard. Whole family instinctively ran outside the house | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone, Village Extension 15 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : MMIV. I live in the Village, Gaborone (Extension 15). At first I thought it was a minor explosion or some form of blasting from nearby construction works. Wasn't sure it was an earthquake until I found this post. | One user found this interesting.  
Metsimotlhabe, Kweneng District / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Heard an uncommon noise, strange and huge, more than even a truck passing outside, jumped from the bed went outside didn't see anything to suspect. | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : The walls in my house were shaking and the ved was moving, it was really scary. The kids and I ran outside where people were all standing visible shaken. | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was scary since the first earthquake wasn’t this shaky. I wondered how ppl survive a tsunami without any warnings | One user found this interesting.  
Molepolole, Kweneng District,Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s : Felt vibrations while lying on the bed and also got terrified by sounds of vibrating windows. The sounds and vibrations intensified felt as if the ceiling would come down and that's when I grabbed my youngest son and shrieked to the older ones to run outs | One user found this interesting.  
  • I felt it too
  • I felt it too
  • I felt it too
Plane, kgatleng, Botswana / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Loud roar like of major aircraft flying past, but mild shake felt when holding both sides of the door way Very weak shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was like heavy machinery moving under my feet and for a moment I thought, no this can't be happening! Is the earth cracking? And in another moment I could hear the crackling sound traveling westward. | One user found this interesting.  
Pilane / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on the carpet when I felt the ground shaking and even asked if there's a train that passes through Pilane at that particular time. Was really scared | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone Broadhurst / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Started as a little rattling and it increased and that's when I realized it was an earthquake. I ran outside the house. Am still traumatised | One user found this interesting.  
Pilane / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on the carpet an felt the ground shaking and even asked if there's a train that passes though Pilane at that particular time. Was really scared | One user found this interesting.  
Extension 10 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the ground shaking as if a heavy truck was passing by and also as if the source was from a place deep down as the shaking and sounds I intensified. I l also felt my feet shaking. I was bare footed and I continued to feel the sensation even afterwar | One user found this interesting.  
  • I did not feel it as I was driving, from Phase 4 to Ruverwalk at the time
  • I did not feel it as I was driving, from Phase 4 to Ruverwalk at the time
Block-3, Gaborone, Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Started from ground going towards roof moderate shaking. I ran outside the home to check. Everyone was looked horrified. | One user found this interesting.  
  • Head a loud thundering sound and them some rumbling. It was scary
Gopane / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s : I didn't notice what it was at first until I switched off my radio an found out that it is an earthquake | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Was sitting outside Grandpalm hotel at the pool side. Suddenly the ground beneath my feet was shaking. Also heard some thumping noise sounding like a heavy goods train. I don't know if the noise e and the tremor were related at all. | One user found this interesting.  
Gaborone Ext 23. (15.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was convinced it was an explosion, thought it might be at the quarry but that would be unusual on a Sunday  
Gaborone (9.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I thought they were blasting since I stay next to a road construction site on Western Bypass. Then I thought a plane was flying too low. I didn't think it was an earthquake, but the whole building shook and there was a muffled bang like an explosion - whi  
32 km of Ramotswa, South-East (37.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Thought it was thunder but the next moment the roof was rattling and you could feel it under your feet.  
Gaborone / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Felt like thunder sounds and windows started rattling | 2 users found this interesting.  
Nkoyaphiri, Kweneng (18.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in the house with my husband when it happened, felt very scared | One user found this interesting.  
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