No tourists hurt after strong earthquake in Botswana

No tourists hurt after strong earthquake in Botswana

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Tourists love Botswana for safaris in the Delta region. Botswana is usually not the place known to have strong earthquakes.
The Southern African country located between Namibia and South Africa today was the scene of a strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake.

It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Botswana, known for Delta Safaris and popular with upscale tourism. It happened just hours after South Africa was hit.

It is still unknown whether much damage has been caused by the quake, which occurred at around 5.40pm local time (6.40pm GMT) at a depth of around 35km.

Quakes of this size are rare in Botswana, with geological experts saying it could be historically large.

People were expressing their scare all over the southern part of Africa.
The quake was felt also in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and even as far away as Angola.

The epicenter was nearly 250 km (155 miles) north-northwest of the capital Gaborone at a depth of 12 km (7 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush is due to visit the city on Tuesday to highlight the importance of America’s overseas humanitarian aid, officials have said.

There were “no reported safety incidents or damage to infrastructure” to any of its operations in Botswana caused by the earthquake.

There are no reports of serious injury. Tourism infrastructure are all in place according to several eTN sources.

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