A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa. Exact location of earthquake, 26.8132° East, -26.912° South, depth 5 km. The temblor was reported at 01:53:00 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 23:53:00 / June 12, 2017 @ 11:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009n2a. Event ids that are associated: us20009n2a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sasolburg (c. 77 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sasolburg, Allanridge, Kroonstad (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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