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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag has occurred near Viljoenskroon in South Africa

Earthquake location -27.0251S, 26.9337WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 26.9337° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.0251° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km N of Viljoenskroon, South Africa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-08 18:23:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-10 05:44:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 234 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.171 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d6ti Id of event.
Event Code 6000d6ti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d6ti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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