Articles tagged "botswana"

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2018 Botswana Fireball (asteroid 2018 LA) likely a fragment of asteroid Vesta

A large fireball that exploded over Botswana in 2018 (asteroid 2018 LA) likely originated from Vesta, the second-largest object in the asteroid belt, according to an international team of scientists who analyzed fragments recovered after the impact. Vesta is the...

April 24, 2021

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New locust outbreak hits Southern Africa, 45 million people at risk of food shortage

A new locust outbreak has been reported in parts of Southern Africa in October 2020, threatening wide swaths of crops and grasslands. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, and Angola have been affected so far, and according to the Southern African...

November 04, 2020

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Fragment of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 3 found in Botswana

A fragment of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 3, 2018, was recently recovered in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. The asteroid was detected some 7 hours before it exploded over South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on...

July 06, 2018

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Powerful M6.5 earthquake shakes Botswana

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.5 hit Botswana, Africa at 17:40 UTC on April 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 22 km (13.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Many smaller aftershocks have been...

April 03, 2017