Earth tremor felt in North West, Gauteng

2017-04-03 07:02

Johannesburg - Residents of Klerksdorp and surrounding towns were woken by an earth tremor on Monday morning.

The USGS National Earthquake Information Center stated on its website that a tremor was felt at 05:08 in the Stilfontein area. It was at a depth of 5km and had a magnitude of 5.2.

News24 User Cecelia Katebe said: "At exactly 05:10 the wardrobes in my bedroom started shaking and I was very much awake so it was not a dream. Because I have experienced this before in Japan, I knew what it was."

Evelyn Matohlang Modiegi Sebidi felt the tremor at about 05:09. She said: "The house and the bed I was in shook a bit and the kids even asked me what was that."

"We felt the tremor in Parys, Free State around 5:10 this morning as well," said Michelle van Deventer.

"Our bed shooked and the whole house rattled and it sounded like a roar coming through, said Madeleine Cornelissen, describing the experience in Bothaville in the Free State as "nogal scary".

- Did you feel it? Share your experience with us.

A number of people took to Twitter on Monday morning to share their experiences of it.


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