A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mpumalanga in South Africa. Exact location of event, longitude 30.74 East, latitude -29.5745 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 06/02/16 / 2016-02-06 09:00:09 / February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004ylw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ylw. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:00:09 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Durban (c. 3 120 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pietermaritzburg (c. 750 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mpumalanga (c. 140 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Stanger (c. 59 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Richmond (c. 32 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Howick (c. 28 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mooirivier, Sundumbili, Scottburgh (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NNE of Mpumalanga, South Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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