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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 4.6 km south of Orkney, Southern DC, North West, South Africa, on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 05:58 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 4.6 km south of Orkney, Southern DC, North West, South Africa, on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 05:58 GMT Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 4.6 km south of Orkney, Southern DC, North West, South Africa, on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 05:58 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Mar 06:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 8, 2020 05:58:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.02°S / 26.66°E (Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West, South Africa)
Antipode27.02°N / 153.34°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) SSW of Orkney (North-West) (pop: 145,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) S of Klerksdorp (North-West) (pop: 178,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSW of Stilfontein (North-West) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NW of Viljoenskroon (Orange Free State) (pop: 55,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) N of Bothaville (Orange Free State) (pop: 71,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SW of Potchefstroom (North-West) (pop: 123,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (90 mi) SW of Soweto (Gauteng) (pop: 1,695,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (102 mi) SE of Mahikeng (North-West) (pop: 14,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (102 mi) SW of Johannesburg (Gauteng) (pop: 2,026,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (129 mi) SW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.010 kmSouth AfricaEMSC

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Klerksdorp (17.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Stilfontein / Weak shaking (MMI III)
ORKNEY / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Stilfontein / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Klerksdorp / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Could feel slight vibrations that lasted 30 seconds and an aftershock 2 minutes after  
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