A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, 26.8476° East, -26.9799° South. Global time and date of event 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 09:33:31 / March 30, 2018 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:33:31 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000dbcx. Event ids that are associated: us1000dbcx.
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop). 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 Koppies, Parys, Vredefort.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor 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 three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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