A tremor felt in Cape Town on Saturday night was caused by a 2.5 magnitude earthquake roughly 10 km north of Malmesbury, the Council for Geoscience said.
A tremor felt in Cape Town on Saturday night was caused by a 2.5 magnitude earthquake roughly 10km north of Malmesbury, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has said.
However, the tremors recorded by Capetonians were not related to a 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the South African coast, as initially speculated.
The CGS has confirmed that an earthquake occurred on Saturday at 20:41 and was recorded by the South African National Seismograph Network.
“Many reports have been received from residents of Cape Town who have reportedly experienced a tremor during this time. It does not seem to be related to the earthquake that occurred at 19:10 off the coast of South Africa,” the CGS said in a statement.
The CGS also assured the public that there was no imminent threat to the area, such as that caused by a tsunami.
A second tremor appears to have taken place on Sunday morning, although it has not yet been confirmed by the council.
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