Earthquake hits Lake Kariba




The water level at the Kariba dam has shrunk to a near-record low. (AFP / Guillem Sartorio)

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit areas around Lake Kariba in the early hours of Monday.

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) said the earthquake was felt on Monday around 03:39am in Binga, about 15km from the lake.

Preliminary reports from the MSD stated that staff at the department’s stations in Binga felt the vibrations and a number of people whom they talked to over the phone confirmed.

No reports of damage had been received as more investigations are underway to determine its intensity and the exact areas where the tremor was felt.

More to follow…