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Chipinge Hit By 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Chipinge Hit By 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck Chipinge and the surrounding areas at around 11:30 PM on Sunday.

Chipinge District meteorological officer Lydia Masengu on Monday confirmed the occurrence of the earth tremor to The Manica Post

Masengu said that the epicentre is in Zimbabwe close to the Mozambique border near the Mt Selinda area. She said:

I confirm that a tremor occurred last night. The preliminary location shows that the earthquake occurred at Latitude -20.494 and longitude 32.632 and the magnitude was determined to be 4.4.

It was widely felt in Chipinge and the surrounding area and the local people called our offices to enquire about the tremor.

The epicentre is the point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.

Masengu said the Zimbabwe-Mozambique eastern border area shows high earthquake activity.

Most of the earthquakes in the area are a result of plate tectonics attributed to the East African Rift System which extends into Mozambique.

More: The Manica Post

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Chawabvunza 1 month ago

#VYBZ KARTEL: Those are earthtremors which are misinterpreted by locals as the snake NYAMINYAMI. The belief is that when the dam was built in 1955-1961, the damwall separated the female from the male. They believe that at times the male would try to destroy the damwall with the intention of going to be in the company of its female. But this is refuted by Geologists who say it is the movement of the earth.


factos 1 month ago

am in Hwange but i heard the quake
around 11 am

Tiffany 1 month ago

That is the beginning of the end

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

It would seem that earthquakes and earthtremors are common in CHIMANIMANI and CHIPINGE Districts followed by KARIBA District. In KARIBA it has always been a case of earthtremors only rather than earthquakes.


Vybz Kartel 1 month ago

Thought it was the big snake in Kariba

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