A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Fochville in South Africa on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 18:09:13 / September 18, 2018 @ 6:09 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 27.3971° East, -26.4967° South, depth 5 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:09:13 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hjta. Id of event: us2000hjta. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Diepsloot (c. 350 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Vanderbijlpark (c. 246 800 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heidelberg, Rustenburg, Midrand.
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 has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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