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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Soweto in South Africa

Earthquake location -26.2656S, 27.7667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Soweto in South Africa. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 10:47:08 / October 1, 2020 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:47:08 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c4de. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4de. Exact location, longitude 27.7667° East, latitude -26.2656° South, depth = 5 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Johannesburg (c. 2 026 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Soweto (c. 1 695 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Pretoria (c. 1 619 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Benoni (c. 605 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tembisa (c. 511 700 pop). Close country/countries, South Africa (c. 49 000 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Deneysville, Ga-Rankuwa, Nigel (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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: 9 km W of Soweto, South Africa. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.7667° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.2656° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km W of Soweto, 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 2020-10-01 10:47:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-02 00:03:54 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 129 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 2.321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 228 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 us6000c4de Id of event.
Event Code 6000c4de An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c4de, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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