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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake – 8.1 km south of Boksburg, South Africa

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake – 8.1 km south of Boksburg, South Africa

During the past 7 days, Alberton was shaken by 2 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 5 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience! Other users would love to hear about it!

Date & time: Oct 27, 2021 09:01:24 UTC – 26 minutes ago
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 11:01 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.28°S / 28.23°E↗  (Ekurhuleni Metropolitan MunicipalityGautengSouth Africa)
Antipode: 26.28°N / 151.77°W
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Boksburg (pop: 445,200)
11 km (7 mi) E of Alberton (pop: 121,500)
14 km (8 mi) SW of Benoni (pop: 605,300)
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Brakpan (pop: 305,700)
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Springs (pop: 186,400)
17 km (11 mi) SSE of Edenvale (pop: 49,300)
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Johannesburg (pop: 2,026,500)
37 km (23 mi) E of Soweto (pop: 1,695,000)
60 km (37 mi) S of Pretoria (pop: 1,619,400)
295 km (183 mi) SE of Gaborone (Botswana) (pop: 208,400)

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:

Broken Clouds  22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 46%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE

Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT)


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