south africa earth tremor

WATCH: eNCA Studio Shakes With Earth Tremor

An earthquake with magnitude 6.5 occurred 131km W of Moijabana, Botswana at 17:40:15.63 on Apr 3, 2017. Reports with tremors experienced in cities of Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa. It’s been the second tremor experienced during the day in Gauteng.

Areas of Illovo‚ Rosebank‚ Centurion‚ Roodepoort‚ Boksburg and even Pretoria were affected by the tremor – which lasted a few seconds at around 7:44pm.

TMG Digital reported that an earth tremor measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred earlier in the day in Krugersdorp on the West Rand of Gauteng.

Seismologist Ian Saunders of the Council for Geoscience said the tremor was “strong” by South African standards.

WATCH as earth tremor occurs during eNCA broadcast on junk status of South Africa.

What to do after an earthquake
Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake. Aftershocks can cause building damage and falling debris that could injure you.

Sources: Twitter, TMG Digital

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