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Tremors felt in Cape Town after 6.2 earthquake south of Africa


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Cape Town – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of southern Africa had some Cape Town citizens fearful on Saturday evening.

The quake, which came about 1918 km SSE of Cape Town, hit at round 5.10 pm, consistent with the USA Geological Survey.

With its epicentre at a intensity of 10 kilometres, there have been no tsunami warnings or reviews of wear and tear.

The Koeberg nuclear energy plant out of doors Cape Town and Astron Energy, which owns Caltex, have confident locals that there used to be no instant risk and no want to evacuate.

The City of Cape Town has showed that they have got won reviews of tremors however are nonetheless looking forward to reliable affirmation.

“Reports have come from numerous suburbs of a tremor that was experienced,” mentioned Charlotte Powell, the pinnacle of Public Awareness and Preparedness.

“The Disaster Risk Management Centre is not in a position to provide comment on the apparent seismic event until it has been confirmed by the South African Council for Geoscience.

“We can however confirm at this stage that the tremor did not appear to cause any impact on infrastructure of public safety.

“The City urges the public to report any potential impacts to our Public Emergency Communication Centre by dialing 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline,” she mentioned.

Several Capetonians reported feeling tremors as much as two hours after the seismic tournament and plenty of of them took to social media to percentage their revel in.

Among them had been Good Things Guy’s Brent Lindeque, who showed the quake on Twitter.

Most reviews of delicate to average shaking got here from Melkbosstrand and Blouberg, with plenty of folks reporting that their properties shook. Some Bellville citizens reported delicate shaking of sunshine fixtures.

An advisory issued simply after 8pm cautioned South Africans to be expecting aftershocks over the following couple of hours.