Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 22 km west of Maun, North-West, Botswana, on Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 4:18 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 22 km west of Maun, North-West, Botswana, on Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 4:18 am (GMT +2)

Séisme faible magnitude 3.4 at 10 km depth

6 Feb 02:28 UTC: Premier à signaler: CGS après 9 minutes.
6 Feb 04:35: Magnitude recalculée de 2.5 à 3.4.
Date & time: 6 Feb 2021 02:18:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: samedi, 6 févr. 2021 04:18 (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3.4
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.937°S / 23.214°E (Botswana)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km ONO de Maun (pop: 49,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
79 km NE de Sehithwa (pop: 1,610) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
170 km NO de Rakops (pop: 5,220) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
227 km SE de Shakawe (pop: 5,650) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
255 km NE de Ghanzi (pop: 9,930) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
272 km ONO de Orapa (pop: 9,190) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
293 km SSO de Katima Mulilo (Namibie) (pop: 25,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
297 km ONO de Letlhakane (pop: 18,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
363 km SO de Livingstone (Zambie) (pop: 109,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
593 km NNO de Gaborone (pop: 208,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 20.8°C (69 F), humidity: 95%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Primary data source: CGS (Council for Geoscience, South African National Seismograph Network)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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3.410 kmSouth Africa Region, BotswanaCGS

User reports for this quake (29)

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Maun, Moeti / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Walls and windows shaking.My last Johnie Walker fell and break. Im so stressed because we are on alcohol ban. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke when I heard what sounded like a rumble followed by the sensation of vibration in the house. The roof also made a noise as if an animal was walking in the tiles.  
Maun / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s : I had a bad dream during the night so I was already awake...I thought witches were running on the roof  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic. Windows were shaking and rattling, The bed was shaking Awaken us from the sleep  
21.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
22.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
26.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palapye (498.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Maun (27.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Thito Ward, Maun (22.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Was sleeping when it woke me up, thought I was dreaming  
23.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
maun / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : was sleeping felt the house and bed trembling  
Maun / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Maun Botswana / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Was sleeping in a tent felt it rumbling through the ground  
Maun, Botswana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : It felt like a heavy animal jumping twice on my roof and my bed shook to the sound  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Sedie, Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Terrifying  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Got woken up feeling the bed shaking and house and windows vibrating.  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Maun / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : Very loud as it was in the middle of a power cut  
Maun,sedie / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Maun / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt like a bird hit the roof only for second  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Light  
Maun / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : vibrating window panes and walls  
Maun / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Windows vibrated & rumbling thunder like sound  
Maun / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up and felt like something huge was flying by because there was a huge thick sound  
Maun / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Maun / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
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