A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 04:59:01 / May 6, 2020 @ 4:59 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 26.7821° East, latitude -26.9056° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 06:59:01 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fee. Id of event: us70009fee.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Allanridge, Kroonstad, Koppies (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km SSE of Stilfontein, South Africa.
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