Botswana Rocked By The Strongest Earthquake In Country In Over 60 Years

Botswana, a country in south-central Africa, was rocked by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as a 6.8.  The powerful tremor was extremely unusual for geologically-stable southern Africa and will likely find its place in the history books.  The quake sent people running into the streets and was felt as far away as Zimbabwe and South Africa and it occurred shortly after a large 5.0 magnitude quake hit South Africa.  There were reports of damage and possibly casualties, but it may take some time for rescue workers to fully assess the situation because of the country's isolated nature and poor infrastructure.

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