A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Breyten in South Africa. Id of earthquake: us2000g8dp. Event ids that are associated: us2000g8dp. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:34:40 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 30.138 East, latitude -26.0351 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/07/18 / 2018-07-19 01:34:40 / July 19, 2018 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bethal, Middelburg, Ermelo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Middelburg (c. 154 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bethal (c. 101 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ermelo (c. 41 100 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Hendrina (c. 15 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Breyten (c. 12 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Belfast (c. 11 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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