A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from eMbalenhle in South Africa on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, 29.0126° East, -26.5011° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/18 / 2018-11-25 23:47:40 / November 25, 2018 @ 11:47 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:47:40 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000hyc9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hyc9.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Brakpan (c. 305 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Witbank (c. 262 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Springs (c. 186 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Middelburg (c. 154 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ermelo, Tembisa, Ekangala (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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