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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Fochville in South Africa

Earthquake location -26.4798S, 27.5573WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Fochville in South Africa. Exact location, longitude 27.5573° East, latitude -26.4798° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000jbsq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jbsq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/19 / 2019-03-07 09:32:35 / March 7, 2019 @ 9:32 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:32:35 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Vereeniging (c. 474 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Boksburg (c. 445 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Krugersdorp (c. 378 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Viljoenskroon, Heilbron, Klerksdorp (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km E of Fochville, South Africa.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.5573° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.4798° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of Fochville, 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 2019-03-07 09:32:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-07 09:56:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 2.292 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000jbsq Id of event.
Event Code 1000jbsq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jbsq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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