Earthquakes hit Omaruru

Communities in and around Omaruru live in fear after a magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook the area early on Wednesday morning. At least one building was seriously damaged by the quake, reported locals. A second quake followed only hours later.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km below the surface and was recorded by five local seismic stations of Geological Survey in the Ministry of Mines and Energy at Windhoek, Tsumeb, Kamanjab, Opuwo and Rundu. The ministry confirmed the earthquake occurred South East of Omaruru and gave the exact time as 04:37.
The Welfrieden Mission School 17km from Omaruru was damaged. Locals there reported a second quake at around 08:00.The calculations indicate that the epicentre of the quake was in an area where there are ancient geological faults. According to Geological Survey, the area counts among the most geologically active in Namibia.

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