A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Soweto in South Africa. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 10:47:08 / October 1, 2020 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:47:08 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c4de. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4de. Exact location, longitude 27.7667° East, latitude -26.2656° South, depth = 5 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Pretoria (c. 1 619 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Deneysville, Ga-Rankuwa, Nigel (min 5000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Soweto, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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