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Gauteng quake: 'Beds were shaking'

By: News24 Users 2014-08-22 07:21

"Johannesburg - A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.

"The quake, which happened around 01:00, is the second in South Africa in less than three weeks.

It occurred 12km west of Orange Farm, a township south of Johannesburg." - SAPA


Many News24 Users woke up frightened and confused. They share their experiences with us:

Deneysville (1:14)
No damage- listened for about 4 minutes how it travelled into the night. - Johan du Toit



I don't know if that anything to do with the quake, but, around 00:45 this morning, I woke with a very loud bang. My heart nearly pounded out my chest, and had slight difficulty falling asleep after that. It was extremely loud! - Pam



At exactly 01:15 this morning my bed shook terribly. I was fast asleep and confused and only realised what must have happened as I got to my senses in the passage of my house. It was quite scary! - Eleanor Patterton




I felt the 1st one around 01:10 which lasted for a very long time and 2 minutes later as I was about to go wake my mom up, the 2nd one hit as but wasn't as bad as the 1st tremor that shook literally everything including me in bed at Lenasia South - Zimi Yekanye



At about 01h15 there was an earthquake it lasted for 30 to 40 seconds then it happened after few seconds it didn't last up 10 seconds. As it happens I was about to go to the toilet, it was very scary as it was an early morning most of we were still in bed. - Lacosta Maduna



Felt it in Parys about 1.20 this morning. - Francis Janssen



At 01:16 this morning  in Pretoria-West we had a tremor that was make the whole house's windows shake.  It was not as bad as the previous time, but you could still feel it. - Mariette van Rooyen



It happened exactly 01:15 here in Westonaria, West Rand and the second one after a minute the whole building was shaking. - Lungani Mahlatshana



Was there an Earthquake again just past 1 this morning 22 August 2014? I'm in Walkerville, south of JHB. - Marnie Venter



I got up with a fright 01:13. I felt the building shake. My bed shook. Can you please confirm if there was a tremor in Johannesburg. - Sam



Lenasia felt it bad as well. Felt as if the ceiling was about to collapse. Beds were shaking and the noise given off was scary as well. I was awake at this hour and experienced it. - Rizwana Khan



I felt it for a few seconds in laudium around 1:15 last night. - Mohammed Noor



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