Event status: unconfirmed [?]

Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 1.5 km southwest of Stilfontein, South Africa, Friday, Apr 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm (GMT +2) -

Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 1.5 km southwest of Stilfontein, South Africa, Friday, Apr 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm (GMT +2) Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 1.5 km southwest of Stilfontein, South Africa, Friday, Apr 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm (GMT +2)
15 Apr 18:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 15, 2022 18:36:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Apr 15, 2022 at 8:36 pm (GMT +2)
Statusunconfirmed
Magnitudeunknown (3.4?)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.85303°S / 26.75613°E (Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West, South Africa)
Antipode26.853°N / 153.244°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt10 reports
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) SW of Stilfontein (North-West) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (6 mi) E of Klerksdorp (North-West) (pop: 178,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) NNE of Orkney (North-West) (pop: 145,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Potchefstroom (North-West) (pop: 123,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NNW of Viljoenskroon (Orange Free State) (pop: 55,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) NNE of Bothaville (Orange Free State) (pop: 71,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) WSW of Soweto (Gauteng) (pop: 1,695,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
147 km (91 mi) WSW of Johannesburg (Gauteng) (pop: 2,026,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) SE of Mahikeng (North-West) (pop: 14,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
189 km (117 mi) SW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 19.3°C (67 F), humidity: 40%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from N
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Stilfontein (2.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : My husband and I are currently sitting in our living room watching a movie when we felt a big earthquake followed by a mild one about 2 minutes after the first one. | One user found this interesting.  
Klerksdorp, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North-West (9.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : It felt like a booom with a shake after. There was three in a row | One user found this interesting.  
Stilfontein (0.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : 2x shaking like hard thunder or train passing | One user found this interesting.  
South (1.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Stilfontein, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North-West (3.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short
Stilfontein / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Stilfontein / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : Heaven quick  
Stilfontein / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Rumbling and shaking  
Stilfontein / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 15-20 s
Stilfontein / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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