Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
1 minute read
13 Jan 2021
3:31 pm

Another earth tremor recorded in Gauteng

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

This is the second tremor to be recorded in the province within a week.

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A 2.2 magnitude tremor has been recorded near Randfontein in Gauteng on Wednesday.

According to preliminary data recorded on the Council for Geoscience website, the tremor took place at 2.31am.

Source: Council for Geoscience

Volcano Discovery also recorded a “minor earthquake” on its website.

It wrote: “Mag. 2.8 earthquake – West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng, 10.4 km northeast of Fochville, North West, South Africa, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021.”

Source: Volcano Discovery

This is the second tremor to be recorded in the province within a week.

Last, Friday, an earthquake was felt just after 8pm. It registered a preliminary 3.9 magnitude scale and the epicentre was located east of Klerksdorp.

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