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Earth Tremor Johannesburg 26 August 2010

Marc
  • On August 27, 2010
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com

Last night at around 21:30 I was going through my tweets when I saw a whole whack of people in Joburg that were saying there had been an earth tremor around Jozi. By the sounds of things it was pretty widespread with people in Fourways to the east saying the felt it.
I did some research this morning and came across the Geoscience.org.za website, who reported it to be a 2.8 magnitude tremor on the Richter scale.

Thu, 26 August 2010 at 21:04:55:54 SAST
Date and Time: Thursday, 26 August 2010 at 21:04:55:54 SAST
Magnitude: 2.8 (Local Richter)
Depth: 2.0 km (Fixed)
Location: -26.261° South, 27.954° East
Region: Central Rand gold mines, Gauteng Province
Location quality: Error estimate: Longitude ± 5.0 km, Latitude ± 4.2 km, Depth fixed by location programme
Source: Seismology Unit of the Council for Geoscience

For more info check out the full analysis on the Geosience site

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