Cape City was hit by an earthquake on Saturday evening — however ‘no have to panic’


Should you felt the earth shake in Cape City on Saturday evening, you were not imagining it: town was hit by a light tremor.

SA’s Council for Geoscience (CGS) mentioned in a press release that the SA Seismograph Community picked up a 2.5 magnitude quake within the Mom Metropolis at eight.41pm.

This nevertheless didn’t seem to be associated to a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit about 90 minutes earlier about 1,600km from SA’s southern shoreline, at a depth of 10km, in line with the US Geological Survey.

“Moreover, there was no tsunami warning issued by the Indian Ocean warning system and it’s on this foundation that the CGS wish to guarantee the general public that there isn’t any eminent risk to the arrested space, so no trigger for panic,” mentioned the council’s spokesperson, Mahlatse Mononela.

There have been claims on Twitter that there have been not less than two extra tremors on Sunday morning, however the attain and power of those couldn’t be independently confirmed.

 

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