A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Westonaria in South Africa. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 19:42:25 / March 17, 2018 @ 7:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:42:25 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d82l. Unique identifier: us1000d82l. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.5648 East, latitude -26.3954 South, depth = 5 km.
Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Koster, Brits, Rustenburg (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SW of Westonaria, South Africa.
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