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An earthquake was reported today with its epicentre in Mozambique, near the border with Malawi, but without causing damage, residents in the area told Lusa.
The 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck at 10:49 a.m. according to information published on the Internet by the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information.
The epicentre was located six kilometres deep near the village of Morire, which belongs to the district of Morrumbala, Zambézia province, with around 360,000 inhabitants.
“It shook everything and everybody felt the earthquake, but there was no damage,” community radio journalist in Morrumbala Valanhiua Bingala has told Lusa, after having contacted several points in the region and in southern Malawi – whose border is 40 kilometres distant.
“There was a first shake and then there was another,” he added.
A police source confirmed that the earthquake was also felt in Quelimane, the provincial capital of Zambézia, near the Indian coast, 200 kilometres southeast of the epicentre, but without any damage.Source: Lusa
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