A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Carletonville in South Africa. The temblor was reported at 03:21:44 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/20 / 2020-04-22 01:21:44 / April 22, 2020 @ 1:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 27.3913° East, latitude -26.4546° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700091fd. Id of event: us700091fd. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Diepsloot (c. 350 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orkney, Boksburg, Midrand (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km S of Carletonville, South Africa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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