A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. Unique identifier: us1000dzj3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dzj3. Global time and date of event 04/05/18 / 2018-05-04 12:08:38 / May 4, 2018 @ 12:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:08:38 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, 27.5087° East, -26.4353° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nigel, Klerksdorp, Centurion (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NNE of Fochville, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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