Weak mag. 2.5 earthquake - 5.2 km northeast of Stilfontein, South Africa, on Sunday, Dec 26, 2021 at 9:17 am (GMT +2) -
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Weak magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
26 Dec 18:14 UTC: First to report: CGS after 11 hours.
|Date & time||Dec 26, 2021 07:17:06 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Sunday, Dec 26, 2021 at 9:17 am (GMT +2)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||26.812°S / 26.806°E (Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West, South Africa)|
|Antipode||26.812°N / 153.194°W|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||CGS (Council for Geoscience, South African National Seismograph Network)|
|Nearby towns and cities||5 km (3 mi) NE of Stilfontein (North-West) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
15 km (9 mi) ENE of Klerksdorp (North-West) (pop: 178,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NE of Orkney (North-West) (pop: 145,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) WSW of Potchefstroom (North-West) (pop: 123,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NNW of Viljoenskroon (Orange Free State) (pop: 55,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) W of Paris (Free State) (pop: 71,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) NNE of Bothaville (Orange Free State) (pop: 71,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Fochville (North-West) (pop: 62,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) SW of Krugersdorp (Gauteng) (pop: 378,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) SW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Estimated seismic energy released||3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy|
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|2.5||10 km||South Africa Region||CGS|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.