A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Saldanha in South Africa. Id of earthquake: us7000cfw3. Event ids that are associated: us7000cfw3. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:27:04 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 22:27:04 / November 16, 2020 @ 10:27 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 17.9304 East, latitude -33.3826 South, depth = 5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Cape Town (c. 3 433 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Saldanha (c. 68 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Atlantis (c. 60 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Malmesbury (c. 35 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Rondebosch (c. 15 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Claremont (c. 14 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Claremont, Rondebosch, Newlands (min 5000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km S of Saldanha, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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