Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 4.1 km west of Kutloanong, South Africa, on Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022 at 4:33 pm (GMT +2) -
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Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
5 Apr 14:42 UTC: First to report: CGS after 9 minutes.
|Date & time||Apr 5, 2022 14:33:10 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022 at 4:33 pm (GMT +2)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||27.842°S / 26.709°E (Lejweleputswa District Municipality, Orange Free State, South Africa)|
|Antipode||27.842°N / 153.291°W|
|Shaking intensity||Very weak shaking|
|Primary data source||CGS (Council for Geoscience, South African National Seismograph Network)|
|Nearby towns and cities||4 km (3 mi) WSW of Kutloanong (pop: 95,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby|
12 km (7 mi) SE of Allanridge (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
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276 km (171 mi) SSW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Broken Clouds 23.6°C (74 F), humidity: 32%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from WNW|
|Estimated seismic energy released||5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
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|2.6||10 km||South Africa Region||CGS|
User reports for this quakeAt magnitude 2.6, 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.