Cape Town in shock after 3.5 magnitude tremors

Capetonians are still in shock after Tuesday morning’s tremors vibrated across various suburbs in the Cape Metropole. At 12.27am, some Capetonians woke up to hear their windows rattling, with many speculating the vibrations were indeed earth tremors. The US Geological Survey confirmed that a 3.5 magnitude tremor was felt across[…]

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No need for panic over tremors: geologist

World renown humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers has assured that there is no need to panic after some residents in Cape Town were shaken by an earthquake at the weekend. There were no reports of any injuries, damage to property or infrastructure and no tsunami warning was issued.[…]

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Expect more tremors: experts

Seismologists said more tremors are expected to hit the country again over the next few days, the Saturday Star reported. “I expect there would be at least two or three magnitude four events coming up within the next week or two,” technical director of earth science consulting company Umvoto Africa,[…]

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Earthquake hits SA

One person was killed and 17 injured when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit South Africa on Tuesday, causing scares in mining operations and evacuations in parts of the country. “For South Africa, a 5.5 magnitude quake is quite big but it’s not uncommon,” said Herman van Niekerk, a structural geologist[…]

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