Joburg EMS on high alert after tremor

The Johannesburg Emergency Services says its disaster management teams are on high alert to respond to any eventuality following this morning’s earth tremor that hit large parts of Gauteng. The tremor with an estimated 4.8 magnitude was felt as far as Pretoria. It is believed the epicenter is in Boksburg on the[…]

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Second tremor felt in Johannesburg

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[…]

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Nearly 700 killed in Nepal quake

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing nearly 700 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, reportedly causing numerous injuries. “The number of dead so far is 449,” Police Deputy Inspector General Kamal Singh Bam said. Thirty-six bodies have been counted[…]

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Areas of Joburg feel the earth shake

Certain areas of Johannesburg felt the earth shake on Saturday. News24’s Naledi Shange said she felt the ground shake in Pimville, Soweto. “I initially thought it was blasting somewhere around here. The ground shook for a few seconds,” she said. Funiwe Daweti also from Pimville said: “I heard a sound[…]

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