Mozambique earthquake list

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Mozambique Channel Mar 10 18:35 4.8 10 MAP
GEOFON Mozambique Channel Mar 10 18:35 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chipinge, Zimbabwe Dec 22 05:37 5.5 7 MAP
GEOFON Zimbabwe Dec 22 05:37 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Harare - Light shaking
  • Mutare - The whole bed, dressing table an vehicle outside were shaking quite strongly, for about 30 seconds.. No damage done.
  • Harare - Lasted about 5 seconds,no damage to property.
  • GEOFON Northwest Of Madagascar Aug 21 05:48 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Madimba, Tanzania Aug 21 05:47 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Jun 05 22:55 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Mozambique Jun 05 22:55 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ibo, Mozambique Jun 05 22:55 5.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON Malawi Mar 17 15:12 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Mar 17 15:12 4.9 10 MAP
    USGS Nsanje, Malawi Mar 17 15:12 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mulanje - About 10s of moderate shaking and rumbling. Liquids in glasses were moving about. Time of event was 17:12 (15:12 UTC) on 17/Mar/2018. Scary. This is the 3rd quake within a couple days!
  • Mulanje - Very short time around 5pm on 17 March.
  • Mulanje - At 04:03hrs on 18 March 2018 brief tremour possibly 10-15 seconds in Mulanje.
  • Blantyre - 10 seconds no damage
  • Blantyre - At around 4am, I woke up from my sleep as my bed felt like it was slightly shaking. Lasted a few seconds then it went. Quite scary, it's been 10 days since the first earthquake and we have felt many more.
  • Limbe - Woke up at just after 4:00 because bed was shaking.
  • Mulanje - It was exactly 4am on sunday 18 March 2018,when the tables, walls were shaking.i went outside and it took almost 30 seconds.Our worry is that there have earthquakes since we experienced the one which hit Dondo the same month of March 2018.
  • GEOFON Malawi Mar 08 09:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Blz - Very weak shaking
  • Topuito, Mozambique - A slow rocking felt with doors and window blinds moving. No sound.
  • Blantyre - no property damage
  • Mpanga - Shaking lasted about 10 seconds, no property damage
  • Blantyre - Lasted 15 seconds. Very noisy. No obvious damage
  • Lunzu - heard a noise. In the house dishes rattled, the second one was about an hr later
  • Lilongwe - Weak shaking
  • Blantyre - I was in the loo when it happened. Felt like i was taking a dump on an elephants back.
  • mpanga - Light shaking
  • mulanje - I was lying on my bed...the bed was shaking the walls as well...I thought something was on the roof ...I rushed outside the ground was shaking too.after maybe 30 seconds I went back happened again this time not as strong as the first one....and minutes later it happened again...fir the third living room wall hangings fell to the ground.
  • Blantyre - i was in the office then suddenly my hand started shaking as i was holding the mouse of the computer..then i could feel more on my feet..i run quickly outside i was scared lol,but.the second one wasn't that strong.
  • Harare, Zimbabwe - Light shaking
  • Chirimba - sitting on my computer when the desk started shaking. luckily no damage
  • Zomba - Moderate shaking
  • Blantyre - Moderate shaking
  • BLANTYRE - When the the earth and office building started shaking, we had to run out of the office for fear of an escalation.
  • blantyre - estava no colegio quando aconteceu todos os alunos pularam para de baixo da mesa,sentirmos grandes tremores
  • Limbe - It lasted for 20 sec. I was sticking. Could hear some noises from roof ceiling. Then saw the table shaking. Before I could realise what is happening my help girl came running saying exit the building it's earth quake.
  • Limbe - It lasted for 20 sec. I was sticking. Could hear some noises from roof ceiling. Then saw the table shaking. Before I could realise what is happening my help girl came running saying exit the building it's earth quake.
  • Blantyre - sound and desk shaking lasted about 10-15 seconds
  • Mangochi - Mi trovavo in banca a Mangochi una forte oscillazione del pavimento mi ha allertata e sono uscita all'aperto. Pensavo fosse una mia immaginazione..perché all'interno nessuno si é accorto di nulla.
  • Chemba, Mozambique - Wstrząs trwał około 15 sekund. To był mój pierwszy raz kiedy doznałam trzęsienia ziemi. Gotowałam obiad kiedy nagle zaczęły równo 10:50 drgać wszystkie naczynia w szafach , czułam jak cały dom się rusza, jak wszystko „chodzi” wybiegłam na dwór i wszystko na szczęście ustało.
  • Neno - The shaking lasted 10 seconds, scaring though
  • Lilongwe - about 3 sec
  • Bangula, Msanhe district - 10-15 seconds, I was sleeping and it won’t me up as it moved me back and forth on my bed, none of my free standing furniture fell down, a couple of our buildings have new cracks in them... the locals mostly got injured but running over each other to get out of buildings
  • Nchalo - Felt the shaking, but not that strong
  • Blantyre - Was in a moving car but saw people running out of buildings only to be told later that it was a tremor. Lasted not more than a minute.
  • Harare, Zimbabwe - It lasted a few seconds and felt my chair moving
  • Blantyre - Was walking in the street when I felt it
  • Blantyre - The earthquake lasted for 10-15seconds and it started at about 10:49am with light then moderate rattling of desks and office furniture. People scrambled to safety. An after shock tremor followed at 11:52am but this time it was very weak and lasted for 5seconds
  • Nsanje - Maybe 40
  • Zomba - I was working and felt the ground moving and the building, a bank shaking, it lasted almost thirty seconds and there was noise in the bank. no property was damaged. Glory to God. An aftershock followed which did not last two seconds later.
  • Larde - Sitting in containerized office and office was shaking slightly for a two to three minutes. No damage.
  • Blantyre - Felt tremor while in office and we all ran outside the building. It was exciting though
  • Zomba - Weak shaking
  • Zomba - I was in the library at chancellor college,, it lasted for approximately 20 seconds,, for a moment fear engulfed me and could see fellow students scrambling to get out of the library,, such an experience you know
  • Blantyre - Was in class, and suddenly desks, chairs and windows started shaking quite a lot.. we were not worried, in fact enjoyed the fact that an earthquake was happening😃( considering it was undamaging) .. It felt like manyhuge rocks were Rollin underground
  • Blantyre - In a ward at QECH. The shaking way moderate and lasted for approximately 15 seconds. The noise was quite high, probably due to loose things in the ward.
  • Bvumwe - No noticable damage. First experience, very scary. Started with unusual noise getting very loud then strong ground shaking. Hard to judge how long it was,estimate 40-50 seconds.
  • Blantyre - I was walking in the road so i heard noise like truck car then i saw people run away from there offices.but no property damaged
  • Blantyre - Moderate shaking
  • Blantyre - Strong shaking
  • Blantyre - I was in the office and the whole building was shaking. Everyone run outside and it lasted probably 10 to 15 seconds. There was no damage caused.
  • ficksburg - vibrations +- minute
  • Mocuba - Boa tarde! Eu estive na sala de aula e de repente vi a terra a tremer . ate q o meu professor caiu da cadeira e n durou 1 minuto
  • Harare - Very mild shaking of chair, monitors and other office equipment, lasted <10 seconds. No damage.
  • Ladybrand - The tremor on 9 March at 1:30am lasted about 8 seconds. No damage was caused, but Neighbours 15km away also felt it. Could it have traveled so far? We are on the border of Lesotho.
  • Chigumula - Lasted 5 seconds, light shaking
  • USGS Nsanje, Malawi Mar 08 09:52 5.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Mar 08 09:52 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nsanje, Malawi Mar 08 08:49 5.6 6 MAP
    GEOFON Malawi Mar 08 08:49 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • mulanje - Lasted maybe 15-20 seconds and there was light damage-- large ceiling light fixtures fell and broke. The shaking was a tremor-- not too violent from here but steady.
  • mulanje - Tremor lasting about 15 seconds, light damage-- fallen light fixtures.
  • Blantyre - It shook the office building to we had all to rush out from the offices but reports from college of medicine which is just a few kilometers (about 1) says that some office windows have been smashed.
  • Blantyre - Light shaking
  • Blantyre - 10-15 seconds of shaking. No damage
  • Ngabu - No damage to property nor falling of loose items.
  • Mulanje - There have been two aftershocks so far-- one very light and the second stonger one sent us running.
  • Blantyre - I was in my office and then i felt my legs shaking , i asked my workmates if they were feeling it too and they said yes,when i touched my desk it the shaking got stronger and thats when we realised it was an earthquake. But it stopped as we were leaving the office. It lasted about 30 seconds
  • Limbe - Lasted about 30 seconds. People ran out of the building. I felt myself shaking first before I realised it was actually the building shaking. 1 aftershock, felt slightly less, lasted 10 seconds.
  • Blantyre - The first one was a bit wek but the second one was strong and made us run from the building
  • Blantyre - I was seating on the chair in the house, suddenly I felt I was shaking when I looked at my surroundings I noted the furniture and electric appliances were shaking as well then I realised it was an earthquake. I went outside on an open ground for my safety. So far,there hasn\'t been any damage. The earthquake lasted less than 30 minutes.
  • Lilongwe - In a three storey building, felt the building shake for about 20 seconds. Everyone in the building felt it. There was another lighter tremor about an hour after the first one. This second one lasted about 5 - 10 seconds.
  • Bangula - For the first one I could feel the ground shaking under me outside and hear the classrooms just behind me shaking. Lasted about 30seconds. Very small damage, a small amount of plaster crumbled off on house. For the second one ground was shaking again, was a bit shorter, about 20seconds.
  • Blantyre - Rumbling sound and furniture rattling about 30 seconds.. had a school evacuation to ensure students safety
  • Limbe - I was in class and then I felt the ground shaking.At first i thought it was a truck but a few seconds in, I saw the ceiling fan shaking. Everyoe ran out
  • Zomba - Strong shaking
  • Blantyr - Moderate shaking
  • GEOFON Zambia Jun 24 02:38 5.2 391 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dondo, Mozambique Jun 24 02:37 5.6 24 MAP
  • Chimoio - Foi algo preocupante
  • Chimoio - Foi algo forte e preocupante
  • Harare - Felt bed shaking and could hear perfume bottles rattling on the shelf
  • Beira - Strong shaking noticed
  • Chitengo - Only very light shaking here
  • Beira - We felt a moderate shaking
  • Beira - I was sleeping and suddenlly the shake took me from bed with the feeling of falling in a rollercoaster. No notice of any problema in Beira city until now, 6h later. thanks for this service importante service.
  • Tete - Senti o tremor por cerca de 18s e foi mesmo na madrugada. Nas primeiras horas após o tremor achei q estava ficando louco mas depois vi alguns comentários no whatsapp.
  • Beira - Bom dia a terra tremeu em Moçambique, nessa Madrugada entre as 4:37 e 4:39 da manhã fui acordada com um tremor forte a cama e os móveis foram chacoalhados de um lado para o outro como elástico foi uma sensação horrível pois nunca tinha sentido um terremoto antes no Brasil ,mas graças a Deus nao houve danos e nem coisas ruins foi so um susto. Maranata Ora vem Jesus
  • songo - tete province - I am used to mining related tremors in Johannesburg where I live. This event in Songo was a notably sharp jolt followed by about 15 seconds of shaking. Because of the jolt (and because Songo is at the wall of the Cahora Bassa dam - very large reservoir) I thought it was local and was surprised to find that we were on the outer edge of the anticipated affected zone.
  • Mutare - light shaking which could not even trigger vehicle alarm system
  • Nyanga - lasted about 1 minute at around 0430 saturday 24, small crack in house extended
  • Mhondoro - it waz weak shaking which lasted for abt 10 seconds
  • GEOFON Mozambique Jun 24 02:37 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Beira - No damage. Loud vibration though bed.lasted about 10 seconds
  • Catandica - No damage
  • Beira - Very strong shaking
  • USGS Mocimboa, Mozambique Mar 29 20:37 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Northwest Of Madagascar Mar 29 20:37 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Comoros Region Mar 29 20:37 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nsanje, Malawi Feb 10 16:43 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Mozambique Feb 10 16:43 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Feb 10 16:43 5.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Swaziland Dec 21 23:23 2.8 20 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Dec 07 22:05 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mozambique Nov 19 03:31 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Dondo, Mozambique Nov 19 03:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mozambique Nov 19 03:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mozambique Sep 29 17:11 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chipinge, Zimbabwe Sep 22 20:06 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • chiredzi - I was lying on my bed and l felt the bed and walls shaking for about less than a minute or just one minute
  • Chiredzi - Shaking was strong enough to wake me up
  • Mutare - Felt it whilst trying to sleep. The bed moved and windows rattled a little. Could hear the noise for many minutes after the shake.
  • Bikita, Masvingo - Just heard a rumbling noise but since rarely any transport travels at that time in my location I wondered what it was. Then I remembered some tremor experience around 2006 and I thought it might be a tremor but dismissed it since I felt no unusual movements. I was surprised to hear reports of the tremors/earthquake this morning and then I realised that I had not been mistaken. I have not noticed any damage yet and do not think there was any.
  • harare - I noticed lights (shadrelas) hanging in my bedroom shaking for about half a minute and told my wife it can only be because of an earthquake because I once experienced the same before. No damage
  • Chipinge town - No property was damaged but I felt like a big thing is walking outside since the roof was shaking the vibrating. I saw keys hanging on the door moving to and fro. The moment i picked it was an earthquake,i tried to ran out of the room but could not go outside because my neighbours dogs were going crazy barking and running all over the place. Its was 22:05 I estimated it lasted for about 5 seconds.Inotyisa!
  • Chisumbanje - No damage
  • Chikombedzi - It was like a huge truck moving close to the house causing vibrations of the roof
  • GEOFON Mozambique Sep 22 20:06 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mozambique Sep 22 20:06 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mozambique Apr 13 09:52 2.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Feb 25 21:23 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nsanje, Malawi Oct 14 09:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Mozambique Oct 14 09:10 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mozambique Oct 14 09:10 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nsanje, Malawi Aug 25 17:40 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mulanji Plateau, CCAP hut - Felt like a freight train was passing by the hut, the whole building shook
  • EMSC Mozambique Aug 25 17:40 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ilha De Mocambique, Mozambique Jul 15 14:10 5.2 13 MAP
    EMSC Mozambique Channel Jul 15 14:10 5.2 30 MAP
    GEOFON Mozambique Channel Jul 15 14:10 5.1 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nampula - Nao houve dano de moveis. Eu e minha filha sentimos estando em compartimentos da casa diferentes. Gostaria de ter retroinformacao Obrigado Cardoso Jose
  • Namialo - No known damages.
  • USGS Karonga, Malawi Dec 31 19:47 5.1 14 MAP
    EMSC Malawi Dec 31 19:47 5.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON Tanzania Dec 31 19:47 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Njombe - No damage. Slow crescendoing onset which peaked at about 15-20 seconds, with house and windows loudly shaking. Rumbling continued for about 1-2minute more
  • GEOFON Zambia Oct 02 14:23 4.4 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chipata - I am originally from California so based on my experience with earthquakes there, I had estimated to my boyfriend that it was about 4 or 4.5.
  • Chipata - Very loud noise and windows were shaking.
  • EMSC Zambia Oct 02 14:23 4.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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