A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Malmesbury in South Africa. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 18.6819 East, latitude -33.3694 South, depth = 10 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:41:44 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1tn. Id of event: us6000c1tn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 18:41:44 / September 26, 2020 @ 6:41 pm.
Nearby country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Cape Town (c. 3 433 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Noorder-Paarl (c. 187 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Stellenbosch (c. 94 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Atlantis (c. 60 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kraaifontein (c. 57 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Newlands, Claremont, Lansdowne (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days 0 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 10 km NNW of Malmesbury, South Africa.
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