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A magnitude 3 earthquake could be felt across certain parts of Johannesburg on Saturday night.

The seismic activity could be felt at 20:25 in areas including Roodepoort, Weltevreden Park, Auckland Park, Kensington, Midrand, Soweto and Turffontein.

So far, no casualties or damage have been reported and the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services confirmed this.

Volcano Discovery said that “the quake had a very shallow depth of 10 kilometres and was felt by many near the epicentre.”

This isn’t the first earthquake to hit the country this year.

In February, a 3.49 earthquake occurred off South Africa’s West Coast near Dassen Island. No damages or casualties were reported in the area.

In March, an earthquake could be felt in Cape Town when it hit 14 kilometres south of the Mother City.

Residents in Table View and surrounding areas described the event at the time as an explosion with the earth shaking a bit. Residents in Milnerton reported that their windows rattled and the floor shook.

Wikipedia reports that the 1969 Tulbagh earthquake remains the most destructive earthquake in South African history. It measured 6.3 on the Richter scale with its epicentre near the Western Cape town.

Image credit: Markaz Sahaba

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