A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Westonaria in South Africa. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 14:02:46 / February 7, 2017 @ 2:02 pm. Event id: us20008kjm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kjm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.579 East, latitude -26.3029 South, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:02:46 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pretoria (c. 1 619 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nigel, Pretoria, Ga-Rankuwa.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WNW of Westonaria, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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