5.6 magnitude quake hits southwest of Africa

10 Aug 2020

Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 10 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck the Southwestern region of the African continent on Sunday (Local time).

"Prelim Magnitude 5.6 earthquake southwest of Africa Aug-09 23:42 UTC," tweeted the US Geological Survey (USGS) about southwest of the continent.

The quake occurred at 23:42 UTC on Sunday at a 10 km depth.

Earthquakes in the region are somewhat rare though they are frequently experienced in certain parts of the West Indies; but an earthquake of deep focus in this region is certainly a more rare occurrence, if not entirely without precedent. (ANI)

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