Egypt’s Nile delta, only ~1 m above mean sea level at the Mediterranean coast, is subject to uneven rates of submergence. This is a response to several factors leading to increasing land lowering (subsidence) of the northern delta and adjacent seafloor, plus an accelerating rise in eustatic (world) sea level in the Mediterranean. An average eustatic sea-level rise of ~3 mm/yr represents only ~26% to 45% of total relative sea-level rise measured along this margin.

Santiago - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked central Chile late on Saturday, monitors said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

JOHANNESBURG South Africa (Xinhua) -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake was registered in the of Botswana capital Gaborone at 7:40 p.m. on Monday.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Government has set a task team comprising experts to assess the country's state of preparedness to earthquakes and the capacity of the Meteorological Services Department to carry out its mandate.

PANIC and fear gripped the Zambezi region after people felt the tremor from the earthquake that hit Botswana at around 19h40 on Monday night.

An earth tremor was felt in parts of South Africa early Monday morning with no reported casualties.

Gaborone - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck the southern African nation of Botswana on Monday, US seismologists said, with the tremor felt in several neighbouring countries.

It was the second tremor experienced during the day in Gauteng.

An earth tremor measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred early on Monday in Krugersdorp on the West Rand of Gauteng.

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