A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 27.5141° East, latitude -26.4474° South, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: us100076gj. Ids that are associated to the event: us100076gj. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/11/16 / 2016-11-02 00:43:09 / November 2, 2016 @ 12:43 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:43:09 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Springs, Rustenburg, Koster (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 4 km NNE of Fochville, South Africa.
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