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Earthquake hits Sao Tome, tremors felt in Gabon capital Libreville

São Tomé and Príncipe

<p>The United States Geological Survey, <span class="caps">USGS</span>, on Thursday reported an earthquake east of Sao Tome and Principe’s island of Santo Antonio.</p> <p>Its specifics indicated that it was a 5.5 (magnitude) earthquake, 90km E of Santo Antonio, Sao Tome and Principe. It also had a depth of 10km.</p> <p>“We felt a small tremble in Libreville today at about 16:30. It was due an earthquake about 80km east of Principe on the Sao Tomé Mt Cameroon fault. </p> <p>“It is very unusual and scared quite a few people but is nothing to worry about:” Lee White, Gabon’s Minister of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change confirmed in a tweet.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gabon’s Forests, Oceans and Environment Minister confirms reports of earth tremor in Libreville<br /> - An effect of earthquake in Sao Tome e Principe<br /> - <span class="caps">USGS</span> confirmed the incident<br /> - Magnitude of 5.5 with depth of 10km<a href="https://twitter.com/africanews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>africanews</a> <a href="https://t.co/0CiLBzzzks">https://t.co/0CiLBzzzks</a></p>— Alfa Shaban (</code>AlfaAfrican) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlfaAfrican/status/1207731396976009216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 19, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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