Earthquake shakes South Africa near Cape Town
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 22:51
22:51 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 3.5 quake hit 76 km northwest of Cape Town, South Africa this evening.
Although the tremor was small enough not to cause damage, its shallow depth and vicinity to densely inhabited areas as well as the fact that earthquakes are not common here, many people felt weak shaking in up to approx. 100 km distance from the epicenter.
As well, because the crust of the area is composed of dense, old rock, the propagation of seismic waves is facilitated and quakes can be more widely felt than in most other areas of the world.
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Date & time: Mon, 16 Nov 22:27 UTC
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.3826°S / 17.9304°E
Primary data source: USGS