Jozi earthquake hits 4.6 on Richter scale – city shaken, not stirred

Jozi earthquake hits 4.6 on Richter scale – city shaken, not stirred

- Johannesburg residents were shocked to wake up to a light earthquake on Friday morning

- Reports indicated the event lasted between 15 to 30 seconds and measured up to 4.6 on the Richter scale

- It later emerged that the epicentre was in Randfontein with a range of 102 kilometres

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Johannesburg residents were literally rocked by the news that an early morning earthquake had hit the city.

Some reports labelled it a light earthquake but others have classed it as a tremor.

Indications thus far is that it was felt in Roodepoort, Krugersdorp and Soweto.

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CEI Sismologia, based in Mexico, revealed that the natural disaster spanned 102 kilometres.

The South African reported that it triggered various global warning systems – Chile’s Alerta App was one of them.

Briefly.co.za understands that it lasted between 15 to 30 seconds with the epicentre in Randfontein.

Initial reports rated the earthquake up to 4.6 on the Richter scale, which would rank it as a light earthquake.

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However, it has since emerged that local authorities have classed it as a minor earthquake with a reading of 3.7 on the scale.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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