The Council for Geoscience has confirmed that a 3.7 magnitude tremor swept through KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday afternoon. Reports are coming in from areas including Durban, Hillcrest and Port Shepstone.
The Council for Geoscience’s Mahlatse Mononela says at this stage, the exact cause of the tremor remains unclear.
“ Yes there was an earth tremor that took place at around 13h19. This tremor hit roughly south west of Durban around 72 km with magnitude of 3.7. At this point we cannot confirm if there will be another one hitting.”
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“Here is the exact location of the quake that struck KZN a short while ago. Quite a shake at 4.3, epicenter between Port Shepstone and Harding.”#durbantremor pic.twitter.com/PStPNWjbHw
— Marriam S (@foodeva_marsay) October 31, 2019
#DurbanTremor Was probably just some residual movement leftover from the quakes that happened in the Indian ocean along the Africa plate. Magnitude 4.4 – nothing to worry about. These things actually happen all the time. pic.twitter.com/wAXvqS7jm7
— Abstract_Manner (@AbstractManner) October 31, 2019