A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Thabazimbi in South Africa. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:44:02 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vle. Id of event: us70005vle. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 16:44:02 / October 18, 2019 @ 4:44 pm. Exact location, longitude 27.1388° East, latitude -24.5313° South, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Thabazimbi (c. 10 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Thabazimbi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop).
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 has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km WNW of Thabazimbi, South Africa.
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