Friday, February 24, 2006


A magnitude-7.5 earthquake that hit central Mozambique early Today was felt in parts of neighbouring Zimbabwe, particularly in the east of Zimbabwe. The state radio has reported.

In the central city of Gweru, terrified people ran out of their houses during the tremors that lasted for about a minute, the radio said. In the eastern border city of Mutare, the tremor rattled windows and crockery and shook walls. Aftershocks were felt at least two hours later. In some areas of the capital Harare, the tremor set off car alarms and set dogs to barking. The radio said there were no reports of serious damage in Zimbabwe. The earthquake was centred about 530 kilometres north of
Mozambique's capital, Maputo, and struck at 12:19 a.m. (22:19 GMT Wednesday), the US Geological Survey said.

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