Earthquake in the greater Gaborone region, Botswana – August 12, 2017
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On April 3, the same area was hit by a very strong earthquake of M6.7. This earthquake is probably an aftershock of the mainshock.
Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake
Botlhapatlou, Botswana, 56.3 km (35.0 mi) NNEPopulation: 1,013 Molepolole, Botswana, 95.8 km (59.6 mi) NNEPopulation: 63,248 Mochudi, Botswana, 103.2 km (64.1 mi) NNWPopulation: 36,962 Mogoditshane, Botswana, 118.0 km (73.3 mi) NPopulation: 43,394 Gaborone, Botswana, 121.6 km (75.6 mi) NPopulation: 208,411
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 4.8
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-08-12 04:37:47
GMT/UTC Time : 2017-08-12 02:37:47
Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.
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Gaborone – Less than 30seconds. Felt like a fast train going past. None of my property was damaged
Gaborone – lasted 15 or so minutes. ..roof tiles and windows rattled…
Gaborone – 30 seconds of shacking. The windows were making a noise which woke me up
Gaborone – Its just took 15 seconds and i just heared some noise from rafters and dogs were budging outside.No damage done by earthquake but what i was waiting for was just the crystals from the moon but i dint see that as we were expecting .
GABORONE – Moderate shaking
Gaborone – The bed was shaking ,windows rattling
Gaborone – It lasted for 40 seconds….. The roofing was shaking I couldn’t sleep after that because of troma
Gaborone – About 30 seconds. Roof rattled slightly.
Gaborone – Light shaking
gaborone – Light shaking
Gaborone – Felt tremor for two to three seconds
Mmopane – Woke up thinking it was thieves but our glass doors were shaking and we thought they would break. It lasted a good 45 seconds in our estimation. Our dogs were barking outside; and yes it was a bit rattling as we struggled to sleep afterwards.
Johannesburg – Short 8 second shaking at 4:20am
molepolole – No damage. About 3 or so seconds of vibrations in the house.
Gaborone – Estaba dormida y me desperto el ruido de las ventanas y puertas era como si sacudieran toda la casa I was sleeping and wakeup for the noises of the windows and doors was like somebody shaking the house
Lobatse – Woke up to rattling windows and shaking around 4:30am
Weavind Park – Felt the bed and the building shaking, heard other small items shaking/moving in house because of this. No damages, didn’t monitor but lasted for a couple of seconds only
Molepolole – it was about 0439 windows were rattling, lasted about 15 seconds,couldnt sleep there after, no dadamage
Gaborone – It lasted about 5 seconds
Gaborone – Around 4.38 in the morning, sounded like a train going by and the dogs were barking.
Gaborone – It wasn’t as bad as the one that hit us 4 months back… I thank God no one was hurt…
Kanye – I was in church in the early hours of Saturday 12 August 2017, when I felt rumbling shake. It was like a roller used in road constructions was passing by.The shaking lasted for about 15 seconds. I checked with people siting next to me and all confirmed the shaking. When i checked the time, it was 0440 hours.
Gaborone – i felt the bed shaking at around 4.20 for about 20 seconds and there are no damages in the house
GABORONE – It felt like a big train was passing, the house was shaking terribly, its kinda scary!