An earthquake with a 4.2 magnitude on the Richter scale struck the Binga area in Matabeleland North on Wednesday morning.
Meteorological Services Department (MSD) head meteorologist James Ngoma told NewsDay that the epicentre of the earthquake was Binga. He said:
An earthquake of 4.2 a magnitude was felt in Binga around 5.15 am in the morning. There were no reports of damages to property, deaths or injuries.
Earth tremors are common in Binga and are a result of the earth’s crust’s response to the water load or weight of water in the Kariba dam.