Mozambique, Malawi - 5.6 M earthquake (GDACS, USGS, National Authorities, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 March 2018)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 M at a depth of 25 km hit central Mozambique (Zambesia Province) in an area close to the border with Malawi on 8 March at 9.49 UTC. Approximately 3 million people live within a 100 km radius of the epicenter which was located 26 km northeast of Nsanje (Southern Region, Malawi).
USGS PAGER estimated a shaking up to "very strong" for 22 000 people and "strong" for 63 000 people. An aftershock of 5.2 M at a depth of 10 km occurred a few minutes later, approximately 10 km south of the first earthquake.
According to the national authorities of Malawi, several people have been slightly injured and several houses have been damaged in the area of Nyasa.