JOHANNESBURG – Residents of Boksburg and surrounding areas are reeling from the aftershock of the early morning tremor or earthquake as listed by Volcanodicover.
We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa on 30 Jul 2021 (GMT) at approximately 04:48.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.
The Council for Geoscience said preliminary data indicated that the earthquake measured 3.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.
“At this point, it does seem like the earthquake occurred in a mining area, however, more details of the exact location are being gathered,” said spokesperson Mahlatse Mononela.
She said the council would issue a statement with full details later on Friday.
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