Cape Town residents were still in shock and shaken as 3.5 magnitude quake struck the region at 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday [November 17], shortly after a magnitude 3.5 earthquake shook the city.
The epicentre was reported at 41 km south of Saldana at a depth of 5 km. The whole city woke up. Residents from Paarl to Tokai and Hout Bay said they felt the shock.
Earthquake in Cape Town minutes ago. Possible Taunami risk. Location is offshore. Move now if needed. #capetownearthquake
— Mark Maunder (@mmaunder) November 16, 2020
Many residents are worried and still asking questions if the earthquake could trigger a wake of Tsunami in the area.
A 3.4 tremor is NOT a tsunami risk! https://t.co/ljjfuoVmwv
— Mr. Somya-Omar (@LwaziSomya) November 16, 2020
A tremor was felt across various suburbs in Cape Town just before 12.30am. How scary was that? Did you experience it too? Drop us a line below. pic.twitter.com/PxWHLw1rWS
— Voice of the Cape (@VOCfm) November 16, 2020
Minor earthquake 41km from Saldanha. Felt in Cape Town for ten seconds. In Kuils River for three and was also felt in Stellenbosch. 3.5 magnitude @News24 @JacaNews @ewnupdates #capetown #capetowntremor #capetownearthquake #saldanhaearthquake pic.twitter.com/bKiBqB34JS
— Authentic Expression (@TarynNight) November 16, 2020
A similar magnitude 6.2 earthquakes shook the coast of South Africa on Saturday, September 26, with no reports of injuries or severe damage.
Another shock was felt shortly afterwards and then again on Sunday morning. Some said the tremors on Sunday morning were stronger than the night before.
On October 1, the residents of Gauteng felt another tremor, it was confirmed that it was a 2.8 magnitude earthquake.
The epicentre was reported 5 km southeast of Randfontaine in the West Rand of Johannesburg.
Residents can report any damage by calling 021 480 7700 or 107.
No damage has been reported yet, this is an evolving story.
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