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Another Series Of Earthquakes Rattle Johannesburg

CGS spokesperson Mahlatse Mononela suggested that this recent earthquake was likely induced by mining activities in the area.

Another Series Of Earthquakes Rattle Johannesburg
Another Series Of Earthquakes Rattle Johannesburg

Johannesburg experienced its third earthquake in three weeks, causing concern among residents.

The SA National Seismograph Network (SANSN), responsible for monitoring earthquake activities in South Africa and the southern Africa region, reported a magnitude 2.2 earthquake that occurred on Wednesday night, shortly before 23:00, in the southern part of Johannesburg.

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The Council for Geoscience (CGS) indicated that the epicenter of the earthquake was near Harmony Doornkop Gold Mine in Vlakfontein, Soweto.

CGS spokesperson Mahlatse Mononela suggested that this recent earthquake was likely induced by mining activities in the area.

Just last week, another earthquake originating from the south of Johannesburg startled residents.

SANSN recorded its magnitude as approximately 2.1, with the epicenter located in the Soweto area, as confirmed by the CGS.

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On June 11, the CGS had also reported an earthquake originating from the Boksburg area in the East Rand, measuring a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale.

Mahlatse Mononela, the CGS spokesperson, encouraged the public to share their experiences by utilizing the available online questionnaire.

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Elize Coetzee for SurgeZirc SA
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Elize Coetzee, a seasoned journalist, is the driving force behind SurgeZirc SA’s world news and world politics coverage. With an unwavering commitment to truth, Elize delves into global affairs, providing live updates, in-depth investigations, and thought-provoking analysis. Whether it’s geopolitical tensions, international diplomacy, or breaking stories, Elize’s incisive reporting keeps readers informed and engaged.
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