Chipinge experiences another round of earth tremors

Fungayi Munyoro-Chingaira

CHIPINGE – Chipinge district and surrounding areas experienced an earth tremor of 4.4 magnitude on Sunday night.

This is the second earth tremor since June 2021.

Chipinge District Meteorological officer Lydia Masengu confirmed the tremors to Chipinge Times and said that the tremors were experienced at 1130pm.

“The tremors occurred on Sunday evening but there were no damages. The preliminary location shows that the tremors occurred at latitude -20.494 and longitude. 32.632 and the magnitude was 4.4,” she said.

Masengu added that most of the earthquakes that occur in the region are caused by natural plate tectonics.

“The eastern border along Mozambique has high earthquake activity. Most earthquakes that occur in this region are due to natural plate tectonics and this is attributed to the East African rift system which extends into Mozambique. Manicaland is a seismically active region, evidenced by the many moderate to large earthquakes occurring each year,” said Masengu.

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