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CT may expect some aftershocks from 6.2 earthquake

27 September 2020 9:35 AM
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Many people in Cape Town have already felt the aftershock of the tremors and have reported it on social media.

On Saturday evening, Cape Town was shaken by tremors, resulting from an earthquake that occurred off South Africa's coast. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake originated about 1,600 kilometres from the south-east coast of the country and was a magnitude of 6.2.

While tremors were felt in parts of the city, there appears to be no structural damage or risk to public safety, according to reports. Those who felt the tremors, took to social media to report them, with some looking for answers and other commenting on the event.

Dr Gidoen Groenewald, Geologist for Gift of the Givers Foundation has stated that there could be some aftershock after from the earthquake.

We are not looking at a major crack that happening, it's actually just the earth shuffling. It's like when you have a small stone in your shoe, you will just move a little bit.

Dr Gidoen Groenewald, Geologist for Gift of the Givers Foundation

This was a very tiny move of the earth.

Dr Gidoen Groenewald, Geologist for Gift of the Givers Foundation

Most of the big earthquakes, if it's a 6.2 wave, then you have what we call aftershocks that is possible.

Dr Gidoen Groenewald, Geologist for Gift of the Givers Foundation

There have also been reports of a second tremor in Cape Town on social media, that has occurred on Sunday Morning, but that has yet to be confirmed. He adds that the motions that Cape Town were picking up from the earthquake was a settling motion.

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27 September 2020 9:35 AM
Tags:
Earthquake
cape town earthquake
6.2 earthquake

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