The acting director for the geological survey department Kondwani Dombola has confirmed to Zodiak today, Sunday, that what happened yesterday afternoon was a minor earth tremor with a magnitude of 3.2.
He said that "a tremor was felt yesterday mainly around zomba, Machinga/Liwonde, Blantyre, Neno and some parts of South malawi. This was a minor occurrence with a magnitude of 3.2."
He argues that such magnitudes are unlikely to cause damage, if any, then are very minimal.
However, Dombola says that such events in Malawi are common due to its location with the Rift System where tectonic plates are in constant motion relative to each other.
The shaking of the earth in Neno district was felt at 3:10 in the afternoon, sending people into fear with some vacating their homes.
No damage to property and lost of life was reported across the trail of the tremor.