Earth Tremors In Lilongwe, Balaka And Mangochi

Malawi has experienced earth tremors in some part of its central and eastern regions.

Meanwhile, there are no damages recorded but residents in the affected areas indicate that the tremors were not strong enough to strike fear in the people.

The earth tremors which occurred this afternoon (Saturday 14th May 2016) were hugely felt in some parts of Lilongwe, Balaka and Mangochi districts.

Department of Geological Survey is yet to come up with official statement on the incident and the scale of the tremors.

According to data Malawi Punch has sourced indicates that Malawi last recorded a 4.6 magnitude, 10 km depth tremor in Nsanje district.

And In 2014 the country experienced a tremor in the southern and northern regions with Machinga, Zomba, Phalombe and Blantyre in the south and the city of Mzuzu in the north of the country as the most hit.

The tremor originated from Mozambique and with a depth of 10km. Malawi and other countries located along the East African Rift Valley experience tremors because of the movement of rocks which crush into one another.

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