Earth tremor felt on KZN coastline

2019-10-31 14:27


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An earth tremor has been felt on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, taking residents from as far as Ballito to Port Shepstone by surprise on Thursday.

The Council of Geoscience's Mahlatse Mononela confirmed to News24 that the tremor had occurred.

"However, we are still gathering information and will revert back with details."

According to the Geoscience website, the tremor occurred around 13:19 and was recorded at a 3.7 magnitude.

It occurred approximately 72km south-west of Durban.

The tremor is believed to have occurred following an earthquake in south Philippines that was measured at a 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.

Many on Twitter used the hashtag #DurbanTremor, saying they had felt the ground move.

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