- On Tuesday morning this week, Cape Town experienced a very mild 3.5 magnitude earthquake
- There was no major damage to property, however certain Cape Town residents claim to have felt the quake
- Many Cape Town locals headed to Twitter where they explained their thoughts and feeling on the recent seismic activity in the area
On Tuesday morning this week, Cape Town experienced a very mild earthquake. According to reports, the quake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale, which is considerably below the 5.5 measurement that usually qualifies an earthquake as destructive.
There were no reported damages to properties or fatalities in the area although many locals have taken to the social media app, Twitter, to share their thoughts and experiences during the light earthquake.
Their concerns are undoubtedly valid since this is the second quake to take place in the area in only a short period of time. In September, the Mother City experienced a more destructive quake which measured at 6.2.
Read a few of the comments made about the earthquake online below.
"12:28am earth tremor in Cape Town. My house was shaking. Who else felt it? #CapeTown #Earthquake #Tremor"
"Lord just protect the Mother City in name of Jesus. #earthquake #CapeTown #tremor"
"2020 is clearly building up to the season finale, I felt that! The water on my desk was shaking and rippling! #earthquake #tremor"
"Let's hope no one will be affected or hurt (casualties) by this. #Earthquake #Tremor"
In other Cape Town earthquake news from Briefly.co.za, South Africans truly have an ability to get a laugh out of the most dire situations. Last month, tremors rocked parts of Cape Town, making headlines across the country.
Several news agency covered the story and one social media user, identified as Plaasnaar, decided to give South Africans a bit of a chuckle with a fake interview about the earthquake.
The video was shared on Daniel Marven's Twitter account and captioned:
"Remember when Trevor Noah said coloured people are the best storytellers? Well here is a report on the Cape Town earthquake."
The clip shows Plaasnaar hilariously detailing what the earthquake felt like. From demonstrating how everything shook during the tremors to saying, "The beers did not fall," Plaasnaar managed to turn the situation into a comedy skit.
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