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there have been hundreds of aftershocks
Some mineworkers at Orkney in the North West were trapped following an earth tremor on Tuesday, said emergency workers.
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes central South Africa, rocks Joburg buildings Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes central South Africa, rocks Joburg buildings
ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija said they had received reports that the tremor had had a significant impact on one mine.
"Our crew is heading to the mine where miners are reported to trapped at 11 shafts," said Majija.
She could not immediately confirm the name of the mine.
Emergency workers say a man in Orkney died when a wall collapsed on him. Mine shafts in the area were evacuated but there were no injuries reported from underground.
South Africa experiences periodic, medium-sized earthquakes. The same area was hit by 4.9 magnitude tremor two months ago.
The South African Press Association says Tuesday's earthquake lasted for about a minute and was felt in several cities, including Cape Town and Durban.
Dee! 2 hours ago
We felt it strongly here in Potch. I was soo scared I didn't even know what to do - whether to kneel, to stand, or lie down. I can't even remember the position kept. Running outside did not even cross my mind. I just thought of Haiti and immediately started praying...
mphonyane 3 hours ago
felt the tremors in lesotho maseru, which was very scary to feel in mountains
Andre Greeff pmb 3 hours ago
We felt it at the Victoria Country Club on the edge of town.
Wesley Von Clausen.Canada 5 hours ago
Im in Potch, it was quite strong! grew up in the area and its definitely the strongest I felt. but nothing really to worry about if you were above ground, its the miners that have the most to worry about. But guys in JHB! please man.
Nichola Jamison 6 hours ago
Wow! Felt it here in Nigel, on the East Rand. I've never felt something that strong before. Thought the Quality lab was exploding or something.
Marize 6 hours ago
We felt it here in Rustenburg as well, we thought it was the mines...
Conny 6 hours ago
I was in the office in Phokeng, Rustenburg the whole building and everything inside was shaking, thought its blasting at mines
Yolanda 7 hours ago
I felt only some vibrations that I didn't understand I guess that was the quake, Pretoria central.
Mario Pronto 7 hours ago
We felt it here in Maputo, Mozambique!!, high rise buildings were evacuated!
Ndabenhle Ngubane 7 hours ago
Durban CBD as well. I felt it and I thought my colleague was shaking a table. But then we realised that we all experienced it. A bit scary though.
serena Jackson Alicia James 2 hours ago
definitely felt it in Durban CBD, our building 'swayed"
Innocent Khanyile 7 hours ago
In Bloemfontein everyone in the office felt it. We all rushed outside. I was busy on my laptop and sudenly things started shaking in my office.
Dube 7 hours ago
I felt here in Nylstroom, lasted only few seconds.
Amanda le Roux 7 hours ago
We felt the quake in Standerton
Jaydee 7 hours ago
JHB CBD : my chair started shaking for a like a second, I wondered if my office is haunted and then the building started shaking.Scary very scary
Mientjie Esterhuizen 7 hours ago
University of Pretoria - Medical Faculty, yes we felt it and run outside!
Rita Jacobsen 7 hours ago
We felt the tremor/quake today Tuesday 5 August at 12.25 pm in KZN central Drakensberg at the foot of the Cathkin Peak-Champagne Castlemountan range. GPS S29.02.54 E29.24.45 Our bed base is bolted to the wall yet it shook visibly and lasted at least ten seconds. It wasalarming, and the strongest we have felt in this area in 18 years
Ndabenhle Ngubane Rita Jacobsen 7 hours ago
Exactly same time in Durban CBD. That was scary.
Sandile 7 hours ago
i felt a bit dizzy... my colleague thought she lost her marbles when she saw her potplant shaking on her desk ...Dbn CBD
Desire 7 hours ago
heard and felt two massive sounds like explosions this morning around 9am in the West Rand, Roodepoort and were just talking about last year's earth tremor/earthquake and bam a few hours later...
Ree 8 hours ago
60 km east of Orkney, i felt it, still in awe!!
morgan 8 hours ago
Lesotho was shaken as well
142 km S of Fort Nelson, BC, Canada
Local Time: 14:23:57 MST
Magnitude: 3.9 ML
Latitude: 57.53 North Longitude: 122.87 West
UTC Date and Time: 2014/07/30 21:23:57 UT
GFZ have that one at 4.2mb
140 km S of Fort Nelson,BC.
Local Time: 10:17:24 MST
Magnitude: 4.2 ML
Latitude: 57.44 North Longitude: 123.56 West
UTC Date and Time: 2014/08/04 17:17:24 UTC
originally posted by: SeekingDepth
Wonder if any of the miners felt this quake or if it could have been caused by mining?
mb 4.8 Region CRETE, GREECE
Date time 2014-08-08 08:20:45.8 UTC Location 34.54 N ; 24.77 E Depth 10 km
Distances 393 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 11:20:45.8 2014-08-08 94 km S of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154 / local time: 11:20:45.8 2014-08-08 58 km S of Tympáki, Greece / pop: 4,923 / local time: 11:20:45.8 2014-08-08