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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Orange Free State, 12 km east of Orkney, South Africa, on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:16 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Orange Free State, 12 km east of Orkney, South Africa, on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:16 GMT Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Orange Free State, 12 km east of Orkney, South Africa, on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:16 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

15 Jun 14:30 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 15, 2014 14:16:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.8
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude26.97°S / 26.79°E (Orange Free State, South Africa)
Antipode26.97°N / 153.21°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (7 mi) E of Orkney (North-West) (pop: 145,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) S of Stilfontein (North-West) (pop: 93,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) SE of Klerksdorp (North-West) (pop: 178,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NNW of Viljoenskroon (pop: 55,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SW of Potchefstroom (North-West) (pop: 123,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Bothaville (pop: 71,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) SW of Soweto (Gauteng) (pop: 1,695,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) SW of Johannesburg (Gauteng) (pop: 2,026,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) SW of Pretoria (Gauteng) (pop: 1,619,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) NNE of Bloemfontein (pop: 463,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.85 km SOUTH AFRICAEMSC
4.810 kmSouth AfricaGFZ
4.95 km7km E of Orkney, South AfricaUSGS

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Stilfontein (South Africa, 14 km N of epicenter) : It lasted longer than the usual earthquakes that made it a bit scary (reported through EMSC)  
Pretoria (South Africa, 197 km NE of epicenter) : My first (reported through EMSC)  
Klerksdorp (South Africa, 14 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted longer than what we are used to from mine related activities in the area which stopped couple of years ago. It was twobsets of rumbling following each other (reported through EMSC)  
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