A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Carletonville in South Africa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000ajnx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ajnx. Exact location, longitude 27.3937° East, latitude -26.4547° South, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:44:14 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 10:44:14 / July 7, 2020 @ 10:44 am.
The 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), 90 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). Country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Viljoenskroon, Orkney, Boksburg.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km S of Carletonville, South Africa.
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