Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 7.6 km southeast of Welkom, South Africa, on 2022-04-14 03:11:53 SAST (GMT+02:00) -

Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 7.6 km southeast of Welkom, South Africa, on 2022-04-14 03:11:53 SAST (GMT+02:00) Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 7.6 km southeast of Welkom, South Africa, on 2022-04-14 03:11:53 SAST (GMT+02:00)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 14, 2022 01:11:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter2022-04-14 03:11:53 SAST (GMT+02:00)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.019°S / 26.797°E (Lejweleputswa District Municipality, Orange Free State, South Africa)
Antipode28.019°N / 153.203°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceCGS (Council for Geoscience, South African National Seismograph Network)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) SE of Welkom (pop: 431,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NW of Virginia (pop: 122,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Kutloanong (pop: 95,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) WSW of Hennenman (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) SSE of Allanridge (pop: 31,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Theunissen (pop: 34,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) ESE of Wesselsbron (pop: 42,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) SW of Kroonstad (pop: 104,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) NNE of Bloemfontein (pop: 463,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
288 km (179 mi) SSW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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2.410 kmSouth Africa RegionCGS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.4, 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.
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