A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.4886 East, latitude -26.5119 South, depth = 5 km. Event id: us10005eag. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005eag. The temblor was reported at 00:32:05 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 22:32:05 / April 28, 2016 @ 10:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koster, Brakpan, Benoni.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km SSW of Fochville, South Africa.
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