Did you feel the earth move?

2014-08-05 12:45

We felt it at the City Press offices in Auckland Park. Our readers felt the earth move as far as the Free State.

The US Geological Survey said the 5.3 magnitude earthquake was centred in Orkney, 120 km southwest of Joburg, Reuters reported.

Orkney is an area with a high concentration of gold mines.

When approached for comment, the Council for Geoscience was still compiling data on where the tremor had been felt. It seemed most parts of the country including Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State and the North West had been affected. It was expected to release a statement later today, Zinhle Mapumulo reported. Did you feel it? Join the conversation on Twitter or leave your comment below.


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