A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 05:39:35 / October 27, 2018 @ 5:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:39:35 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, 26.987° East, -26.9378° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hhwe. Unique identifier: us1000hhwe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Vanderbijlpark (c. 246 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg, Kroonstad.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km ESE of Stilfontein, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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