An earthquake, magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale, hit central Mozambique yesterday 22 September 2016 at 10:06 PM.
A National Mining Institute statement sent to Folha de Maputo says the earthquake epicenter was in Machaze district, Manica province, and the shock was felt in Gaza, Inhambane and Sofal as well.
In Manica province, the earthquake was felt in Machaze, Mossurize Sussendenga, Macate, Vanduzi, Gondola and Chimoio districts. In Gaza, it was felt in Massangena, Chicualacuala, Chigubo, Massingir, Guija and Chibuto districts.
In Sofala, it was felt in Machanga , Chibabava, Buzi, Nhamatanda, Gorongosa, Mwanza, Dondo and Beira districts. In Inhambane, it was felt in Mabote, Govuro, Inhassoro, Funhalouro, Vilanculos and Massinga districts.
No loss of life or material damages has yet been reported in human lives. The National Institute of Mines (INAMI), the entity responsible for monitoring seismic activity in Mozambique, is on the ground monitoring the situation.