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Reported quake or seismic-like event: 3.6 km south of Klerksdorp, South Africa, Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 8:15 am (GMT +2) -

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 3.6 km south of Klerksdorp, South Africa, Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 8:15 am (GMT +2) Reported quake or seismic-like event: 3.6 km south of Klerksdorp, South Africa, Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 8:15 am (GMT +2)
22 May 06:18 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 22, 2022 06:15:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 22, 2022 at 8:15 am (GMT +2)
Statushighly uncertain
Magnitudeunknown
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.8841°S / 26.65995°E (Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North West, South Africa)
Antipode26.884°N / 153.34°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearby towns and cities4 km (2 mi) S of Klerksdorp (North-West) (pop: 178,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) N of Orkney (North-West) (pop: 145,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Stilfontein (North-West) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (30 mi) WSW of Potchefstroom (North-West) (pop: 123,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (85 mi) WSW of Soweto (Gauteng) (pop: 1,695,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (94 mi) SE of Mahikeng (North-West) (pop: 14,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
157 km (98 mi) WSW of Johannesburg (Gauteng) (pop: 2,026,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) SW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 8.6°C (48 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSW
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Klerksdorp, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North-West (8.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Klerksdorp (5.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : There was a loud boom then rattling windows and ground vibrations  
Klerksdorp, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, North-West (0 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Rumbling from fat aeay then mild shaking for 2to3 seconds  
Irenepark Klerksdorp 2571 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : Very hard loud single bump and a bit of light rolling away  
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