6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Botswana

An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale struck Botswana on Monday evening, according to seismologiests.

The epicentre of the seismic movement, which reverberated into neighbouring countries, was 238 kilometres northwest of Gaborone, Botswana’s capital.

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck the southern African nation of Botswana on Monday, US seismologists said, with the tremor felt in South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.

“The bed started shaking, it was very scary, I didn’t know what was going on,” a resident of Durban, on the southeast coast of South Africa, told the News24 agency.

Earliear on Monday, an earthquake with a 4.6 magnitude was recorded in the northwestern part of South Africa.