A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Orkney in South Africa on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 22:39:57 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.767 East, latitude -26.975 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/19 / 2019-09-29 20:39:57 / September 29, 2019 @ 8:39 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 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). Id of earthquake: us70005nld. Event ids that are associated: us70005nld.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carletonville, Fochville, Kroonstad. The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop). 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 9 km E of Orkney, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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