Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Giyani, Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa
Thu, 5 Aug 2021, 13:55 13:55 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
South Africa's Council for Geoscience (CGS) reported a magnitude 4.9 quake in South Africa near Giyani, Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Thursday 5 August 2021 at 3:42 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.9 quake 2021-08-05 15:42:26 SAST (GMT+02:00)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Giyani (pop. 37,000) located 7 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Thohoyandou (pop. 44,000) located 41 km from the epicenter, Louis Trichardt (pop. 86,900) 86 km away, and Phalaborwa (pop. 109,500) 89 km away.
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Date & time: 5 Aug 2021 3:42 pm (GMT +2) local time (5 Aug 2021 13:42 GMT)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.24°S / 30.72°E (Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa)
Primary data source: CGS
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