A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Stilfontein in South Africa on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:05:44 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.7738 East, latitude -26.9122 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 01:05:44 / December 6, 2020 @ 1:05 am. Event id: us7000cnip. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnip.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Allanridge, Kroonstad, Carletonville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bothaville (c. 71 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 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 nine 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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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: 7 km S of Stilfontein, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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