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November 18, 2013

Joburg Experiences Magnitude 4 Earthquake, Another Expected

Johannesburg – The earth tremor that occurred in Johannesburg earlier on Monday measured a four on the magnitude scale, said the Geo-science Counsel. The tremor was “quite a big guy”, the seismology unit manager, Michelle Grobelaar told News24. He added that the city should expect a similar tremor to occur again, but was unable to say when it could be expected. The tremor’s epicenter was near the University of Johannesburg and struck just before 10am. The quake did not last more than six seconds. “We have not received any reports of damage or injury and are consulting with other regions in Johannesburg Divisional,” said chief for disaster risk management, Tshepo Mothlale. Some people took to popular social networking site, Twitter to describe their experiences. “There was a tremor in JHB about 20mins ago. Building shook for about a minute. I’m still shaking,” said one user. ... http://za.news.yahoo.com/joburg-experiences-magnitude-4-earthquake-another-expected-104017946.html
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