A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. The temblor was detected at 22:53:09 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 20:53:09 / February 17, 2020 @ 8:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: us70007sth. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007sth. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 27.3792 East, latitude -26.555 South, depth = 5 km.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Vanderbijlpark (c. 246 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Roodepoort (c. 225 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orkney, Viljoenskroon, Deneysville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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 was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km WSW of Fochville, South Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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