Residents of the Cape were awakened by a rumbling at around 12.25am on Tuesday [November 17], and it was confirmed shortly after that a 3.5-magnitude Earthquake shook the city.

According to the Earthquake Event Page, the quake hit 41km south of Saldanha, at a depth of 5km. Residents from Paarl, all the way to Tokai and Hout Bay said they felt the shake for at least 10 seconds.

On Saturday, September 26 a 6.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Africa, and no damage was reported. Another tremor was felt shortly after and then again on the Sunday morning. Some said the tremor on Sunday morning was stronger than the night before.

On October 1, residents of Gauteng felt another shake and it was confirmed to be a 2.8-magnitude tremor. The epicentre was around 5km South East of Randfontein, in the West Rand of Johannesburg.

Residents can report any damage at 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline.

No damage has yet been reported, this is a developing story.


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Nidha Narrandes

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