A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Virginia in South Africa on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 00:30:30 / March 22, 2019 @ 12:30 am. Id of earthquake: us1000jk2f. Event ids that are associated: us1000jk2f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.54 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:30:30 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 26.7782° East, -28.0641° South, depth 9.54 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 11 km (7 miles) from Welkom (c. 431 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Virginia (c. 122 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kutloanong (c. 95 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Viljoenskroon (c. 55 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Wesselsbron (c. 42 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Viljoenskroon, Marquard, Hoopstad. Country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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