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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Africa on Friday, 22 March 2019

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - South Africa on Friday, 22 March 2019
22 Mar 00:44 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 22 March 2019 00:30 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.03°S / 26.78°E (South Africa)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) SE of Welkom (pop: 431,900)
12 km (7 mi) NW of Virginia (pop: 122,500)
22 km (14 mi) S of Kutloanong (pop: 95,000)
25 km (15 mi) SW of Hennenman (pop: 22,800)
189 km (117 mi) SW of Vereeniging (pop: 474,700)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Carletonville (pop: 182,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 22 Mar 00:30 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmSouth AfricaGFZ
Fri, 22 Mar 00:30 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmSouth AfricaEMSC
Fri, 22 Mar 00:30 UTCM 4.8 / 13 kmSouth AfricaBMKG
Fri, 22 Mar 00:30 UTCM 4.9 / 9.5 km9km WNW of Virginia, South AfricaUSGS

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9.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Virginia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just felt the shaking and dogs and bird and heared someone screaming outside thats all
Riebeeckstad / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - South Africa on Friday, 22 March 2019

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