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Malawi: Earthquakes in Australian uranium mining area

Malawi shaken by new tremors in uranium mine area  Dec 7, 2009  BLANTYRE (Reuters) – Earth tremors hit Malawi for a second day on Monday and police said at least six people had been injured, two seriously, and buildings damaged in the uranium-rich northern Karonga district………… The tremors started at 1700 GMT on Sunday and residents in Mzuzu, Malawi’s third largest city about 150 km (about 95 miles) south of Karonga, also felt them.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported four earthquakes measuring between 5.1 and 5.8.

In 1989, a 6.6 earthquake killed at least 9 people and injured 100 in central Malawi and left another 50,000 homeless, according to the USGS.

Karonga is the site of uranium mining by Australian firm, Paladin Eenrgy.

Malawi shaken by new tremors in uranium mine area | Top News | Reuters

December 10, 2009 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics international, uranium | , , ,

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