A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Fochville in South Africa on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 17:55:00 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 15:55:00 / March 14, 2018 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 27.5497° East, -26.4036° South, depth 5 km. Id of earthquake: us1000d7h4. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7h4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Koppies, Nigel, Stilfontein. The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km NNE of Fochville, South Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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