Gauteng rocked by quake

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

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The Council for Geoscience later said the quake was 3.8 magnitude, and not 4.6 as estimated by the US Geological Survey.

"It's the same event. The USGS measurement is done by a machine, and the stations they use are not in as close proximity to the quake as ours, and that's why it's different," council seismology unit manager Michelle Grobbelaar said.

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.

On 5 August, a 31-year-old man was killed in a mining village near Orkney, North West when the 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region.

At least 34 miners were injured by the earthquake, and more than 600 houses were damaged.

Peter Emmanual Pienaar 2014/08/22 06:50:52 AM
I knew it!!! I thought i was loosing my mind!!!!
Matome Moremi 2014/08/22 06:52:16 AM
Ruan Fourie 2014/08/22 06:52:38 AM
Wow I slept through it all. Didn't notice a thing.
RabbleRouser 2014/08/22 06:54:29 AM
I did not feel a thing. I was in deep slumber.
Mbali Indlamlenzekazi Sibiya 2014/08/22 06:56:24 AM
Eish l didn't sleep l was afraid
Lerato Rato Machogo 2014/08/22 07:02:18 AM
I thought I was dreaming but when I heard the noise made by the birds I knew something was up.
Dave Van Masenya 2014/08/22 07:03:35 AM
What???? there was an earthquake again, next time it is going to kill us during our sleep.
BrandonF 2014/08/22 07:05:00 AM
"rocked" is a rather strong word to use ;-)
Bongani Neo 2014/08/22 07:05:31 AM
Yoh I was dreaming but when it happend for the second time I woked up hearing thngs shake
Mpho Mogoba 2014/08/22 07:07:35 AM
I felt it at 00:16am not 01:00am as reported.