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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag was detected near Stilfontein in South Africa

Earthquake location -26.9217S, 26.7666WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 26.7666° East, latitude -26.9217° South, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007v31. Unique identifier: us70007v31. Global time and date of event 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 19:06:23 / February 22, 2020 @ 7:06 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:06:23 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wolmaransstad, Parys, Vredefort. Epicenter of the event was 13 km (8 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Parys (c. 71 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km S of Stilfontein, South Africa.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.7666° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.9217° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-22 19:06:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-23 23:54:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 190 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007v31 Id of event.
Event Code 70007v31 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007v31, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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