A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Orange Farm in South Africa on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 05:17:00 / February 17, 2018 @ 5:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:17:00 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 27.7776° East, latitude -26.4317° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000d8c7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d8c7.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brits, Pretoria, Balfour (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pretoria (c. 1 619 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km WNW of Orange Farm, South Africa.
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