A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Orkney in South Africa on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/20 / 2020-11-03 15:28:53 / November 3, 2020 @ 3:28 pm. Unique identifier: us7000cbg7. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cbg7. The temblor was reported at 15:28:53 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 5 km, 26.5969° East, -26.9636° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Parys (c. 71 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Allanridge, Parys, Vredefort (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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