Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hit near Boksburg on Sunday – SAPeople

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was reported at lunchtime on Sunday near Johannesburg, South Africa. There have been over 286 reports of quakes from people in and around Boksburg.

According to Volcano Discovery, the low magnitude earthquake was recorded at 1:24 p.m. SA. Its depth was 10 km.

The exact latitude / longitude of the epicenter was: 26.21 ° S / 28.198 ° E (Metropolitan Municipality of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa)… which is essentially 6 km west of Boksburg and 15 km east of Joburg.

Residents are used to feeling tremors in the area, largely attributed to underground gold mines. Volcano Discovery reports that in the past 30 days, Boksburg has been rocked by another larger earthquake – a 2 mile earthquake, 10.2 miles southwest of Westonaria, on April 9 – and five smaller earthquakes measuring between 2.0 and 3.0.

Boksburg Johannesburg earthquake
Source: discovery of the volcano

After a 2.8 magnitude earthquake in Gauteng in October last year, Michelle Grobbelaar of the South African Council for Geoscience (CGS) told SAPeople: “It is difficult to determine with certainty what caused the quake. earthen. However, that being said, it has happened in the mining region where we have recorded many earthquakes in the past.

If you live in the area and whether or not you felt the earthquake, please report it on Discovery of the volcano.

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