Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 69 km east of Chipinge, Zimbabwe early evening

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4.3 quake 2021-02-01 18:55:31 SAST (GMT+02:00)

CGS reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Zimbabwe near Chipinge, Manicaland, only 17 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Monday 1 February 2021 at 6:55 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Chipinge (pop. 18,900) located 69 km from the epicenter.

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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 1 Feb 2021 6:55 pm (GMT +2) local time (1 Feb 2021 16:55 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.25°S / 33.29°E  (Manica Province, Zimbabwe)
Primary data source: CGS

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