A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 03:08:51 / April 3, 2017 @ 3:08 am. Id of earthquake: us10008e0f. Event ids that are associated: us10008e0f. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:08:51 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 26.761° East, -26.9219° South, depth 5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kutloanong (c. 95 000 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sasolburg, Lichtenburg, Kutloanong.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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