A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Viljoenskroon in South Africa. The temblor was reported at 18:23:04 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 18:23:04 / January 8, 2021 @ 6:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.9337 East, latitude -27.0251 South, depth = 5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Unique identifier: us6000d6ti. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6ti.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carletonville, Allanridge, Fochville. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Carletonville (c. 182 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Klerksdorp (c. 178 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Orkney (c. 145 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Potchefstroom (c. 123 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kroonstad (c. 104 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Stilfontein (c. 93 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 20 km N of Viljoenskroon, South Africa.
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