A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dew. Id of event: us20005dew. Global time and date of event 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 16:16:03 / March 24, 2016 @ 4:16 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:16:03 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, 27.6549° East, -26.5215° South.
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Stilfontein, Balfour, Centurion (min 5000 pop).
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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km ESE of Fochville, South Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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