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Tremors felt in SA after Swaziland quake

2012-05-28 10:52

Johannesburg - A minor earthquake in Swaziland resulted in earth tremors being felt in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, East Coast Radio reported on Monday.

The earthquake was reported to have taken place at about 21:00 on Sunday night. It measured four on the Richter scale, the Council for Geoscience's Ian Saunders said.

Residents in Newcastle, Ladysmith, Dundee, Mkuze, Piet Retief, and Pongola felt the tremors from the earthquake, East Coast Radio reported.

Aftershocks were also reportedly felt in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

"Our house and windows started suddenly rattling at 21:00. It only lasted a few seconds where we are," Mkuze resident Bronwen Kelly said.

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Comments
  • Kala - 2012-05-28 10:59

    The ancestors are getting restless.

      Alan - 2012-05-28 11:26

      Nah - it was Shabir doing his Sheik-it Sheik-it

      Mmannyo - 2012-05-28 11:40

      MADLOSI! VUMANI BO!

      jowza1 - 2012-05-28 11:52

      i agree free speech.it only rattled bromwyn kellys windows

      Tuco - 2012-05-28 12:00

      we are living in shaky times

      Trevor - 2012-05-28 12:12

      No its the Colonialist, there is a large deposit of oil in Swaziland and they are drilling from England and the last faze is happening. They are stealing our oil. We must stop them, maybe Zuma can help with his spear

      Alan - 2012-05-28 13:53

      @Kala - that is very GRAVE!

      Kala - 2012-05-28 16:30

      @Alan - Its a bit low I know, but what can I say.

      Alan - 2012-05-28 16:32

      Hmmmm perhaps an underground movement involved?

  • Tax - 2012-05-28 11:01

    Rumor has it the quake was caused by King Mswati dropping his cash box.

      Alan - 2012-05-28 11:27

      I heard it was the cracks in the ANc that are getting wider

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-05-28 11:02

    December 21, 2012 is approaching! :P

      joelstew - 2012-05-28 15:40

      mayan-d your own business ;)

  • Neville - 2012-05-28 11:03

    I Think it is the king and all his wives driving down the rod

      rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-05-28 13:16

      The rod? Is that the Swazi equivalant of the SPEAR?

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-05-28 11:14

    Mswati must step down...

      hayden.cajee - 2012-05-28 12:06

      Hey Polo, this is the smartest thing youve said, since well EVER!!

  • Ryno - 2012-05-28 11:22

    zuma took out his spear at nkandla

      Alan - 2012-05-28 11:28

      SwaziGland?

  • jacques.buckle - 2012-05-28 11:36

    HAHAHA

  • Corne - 2012-05-28 11:44

    Ah. so that's what it was.....

  • antionette.leroux - 2012-05-28 11:45

    @ FreeSpeech - it is soooooo funnny!!

  • johan.pieters - 2012-05-28 11:54

    We felt the tremors in Ermelo, we thought it was a Sunday Bash in Brakpan.

  • Henry - 2012-05-28 12:11

    Bloody swaziland, all they export is dagga and earthquakes

      Alan - 2012-05-28 12:48

      as in CRACK? Lmml

  • Anne-Marie - 2012-05-28 12:20

    intersesting, brings back memories of the tremors that Johannesburg had a few years back.

  • Andile - 2012-05-28 12:59

    Swaziland is becoming an island!!!

      Alan - 2012-05-28 13:25

      Like the Isle of Man? Can't be - No Man is an Island.

  • Andile - 2012-05-28 13:02

    No! it was a stampede from the reed dance....

  • Alan - 2012-05-28 13:52

    Where are all the Trolls? *sigh* Even Polo is not acting like one today....

  • Oom - 2012-05-28 14:00

    its the DA again...

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-28 15:25

    We've had a major earthquake, called painting. Needle jumped right off the Richter scale and caused serious illusional memory loss to most.

  • mthokozisisaneliso - 2012-05-29 18:28

    yo yo scientist should investigate about magma quiries

  • mthokozisisaneliso - 2012-05-29 18:29

    scientists should take closer look on this thing

  • sebenzan - 2012-05-29 23:45

    Can't help but be amused by all the comments . In reality tremor caused by Maguga Dam here in Swaziland where the epicentre was located.. It is appears that the pressure non the earth has been building up since 1998

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