A 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Botswana has led to considerable tremors in South Africa felt as far apart as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg and Durban.

According the US Geological Survey, the quake was registered at Moijabana, North West of Gaborone.

Residents of Durban-North have relayed tweets about buildings shaking.

An earth tremor which earlier hit parts of Gauteng and North West was recorded at a magnitude of four-point-six. It originated near a gold mining area outside Klerksdorp.

– By SABC Radio Desk