Botswana was hit Monday evening by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hours after South Africa recorded a tremor.
The 29.0 km depth quake struck at 7:40 pm local time and was felt 132km west of Moijabana in central Botswana, the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) earthquake data recorded.
The Botswana government said there were no reports of casualties in the earthquake which experts say is the largest since 1952 when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country.
Tremors were reportedly felt in neighbouring Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Residents shared their experience on social media.
So Botswana legit experienced a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. Yhuu we nearly had #PrayForBotswana 😭— . (@Goofy_Rhea) April 4, 2017
Never thought I’d live to the day an earthquake shook my house… IN BOTSWANA 💀💀— Bangu Siwawa (@bangu_siwawa) April 3, 2017
We will never have an earthquake in Botswana please eish, that’s a tremor— MATLAPENG MOREETSI (@MMATLAPENG_MO) April 3, 2017
Botswana just experienced a very hard shaky earth Quake yes we felt that one the forst of its kind e le strong jena— L.a.r.a88 (@RAHABE88) April 3, 2017
An earthquake just took serowe, this is the first time its happened in my life and its rare in Botswana— Cannabis🔥🔥 (@EinsteinLik) April 3, 2017