A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gaborone in Botswana on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 10:44:45 / December 20, 2020 @ 10:44 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:44:45 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000csnk. Unique identifier: us7000csnk. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 26.0269° East, -24.6969° South.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanye, Lobatse, Molepolole. Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Gaborone (c. 208 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Molepolole (c. 63 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kanye (c. 44 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Mogoditshane (c. 43 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mochudi (c. 37 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Lobatse (c. 30 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Botswana (c. 2 029 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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