3.7 magnitude tremor shakes Gauteng

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Johannesburg - A 3.7 magnitude tremor was recorded on the Gauteng's West Rand in the early hours of Friday morning, the Council for Geoscience said.

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Seismologist Dr Martin Brandt said the epicentre of the quake was the far West Rand gold mines, in the Fochville area. It was recorded at 01:28.

"The tremor was felt in Krugersdorp, Parys, and Vanderbijlpark," he said.

A News24 reader said he felt a "medium tremble" in Brakpan on the East Rand around 00:50 on Friday.

Gauteng Weather tweeted earlier about the rumble.

"#Tremor Multiple reports of an earth tremor in the #Gauteng area just before 01:30. Quake reportedly felt from the Soweto up to the Vaal," @WeatherSA tweeted.

Another Twitter user @KontrolKhotso, said he felt the tremor in the south of Johannesburg.

"Tremor always sneak up on us, my heart is racing."

Twitter user @jack_knifedt asked: "Was there a tremor last night? I thought it was thunder."

User @DineoM16 tweeted in the early hours of the morning: "Am I the only one that got woken up by the earthquake/tremor at 01:29?"

@TheDonMel tweeted: "That #Tremor had me pray! If I die before I awake, I pray the Lord my soul to keep."

User @Sweet_Elvina tweeted: "I just felt the house shake. Did anybody feel it? #Tremor."

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