Botswana was hit by two earthquakes this week: On 3 April, the country was struck by one of its biggest recorded earthquakes when a magnitude 6.5 tremor shook an isolated area about 240 kilometres northwest of Gaborone. That earthquake was felt into South Africa (itself hit by a 5.3 quake earlier that same day), Swaziland, Zimbabwe and western and southern Zambia, with several reports of residents panicking in Livingstone. The second 5.0 earthquake struck on 5 April about 250 kilometres north of Gaborone. There were no reports of this earthquake being felt in Zambia, but as it was very shallow, only 10 kilometres, it could have been felt just like the first one, which struck at a depth of about 30 kilometres.