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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 16 km SSE of Stilfontein, South Africa

Earthquake location -26.9799S, 26.8476WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 16 km SSE of Stilfontein, South Africa.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.8476° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.9799° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Stilfontein, South Africa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-30 09:33:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-30 11:30:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 158 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000dbcx Id of event.
Event Code 1000dbcx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dbcx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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