A 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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