WINDHOEK NOV. 15 – Three seismic stations in Namibia on Wednesday recorded an earthquake measuring 3,7 on the Richer Scale, along the kaoko Orogenic Belt; a regional, seismically-active tectonic unit on the north-west coast of Namibia.
According to Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, the earthquake was recorded approximately 45 kilometres North-West of Palmwag in the Kunene Region at 04h51 by three local seismic stations in Windhoek, Tsumeb and Rundu.
The earthquake lasted about 10 seconds and there are no indication of injuries.
Earlier in March and May this year, Namibia experienced earthquakes of 5.0 magnitude respectively the Karoko Orogenic belt, while in 2009, the largest recorded earthquake in Namibia was measured at 5.6.
The ministry further indicated that the Kaoko Orogenic Belt is one of the known seismic zones in the country, which makes the predominance of these events expected to occur on a more frequent basis in this area. – firstname.lastname@example.org