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Second tremor felt in Johannesburg

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A second earth tremor has been felt in the eastern parts of Johannesburg, about two hours after the first tremor was felt across Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Gauteng residents say they felt two earth tremors last night, each lasting a few seconds. Residents in Lenasia, Germiston and Boksburg say they felt the earth move at around 8:30pm, but there’s been no official confirmation of the magnitude. There are also reports that people in the North West province also felt the tremors.

“A tremor was felt here in ext 3 Lenasia now. Everything just shook for a few seconds. Any idea as to what caused this,” says Pastor Napier.

Residents from Germiston and Boksburg reported felling a second tremor hours after the first one.

The tremors lasted a few seconds.

Some Boksburg residents believed the second tremor could have been a mine blast.

A resident from as far as Parys, which is over 100km away from Johannesburg, also reported that they felt the tremor.

my floor just shook. was that an earth tremor, Joburg, or did one of you just get arrive? Hint: say it was an earth tremor,” says Molefe Rekato.NEWS24

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