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Tsunami alert in Cape Town South Africa as 3.5 magnitude earthquake hits Cape Town



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.


Many residents are worried and still asking questions if the earthquake could trigger a wake of Tsunami in the area.



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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