An earth tremor was felt in parts of South Africa early Monday morning with no reported casualties.
According to the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) earthquake data, a 5.2 magnitude tremor of a depth of 5km was felt 8km south of Stilfontein (North West Province) at 5:08am local time.
Local reports confirm the tremor felt in Klerksdorp, Ferndale, Randburg and surrounding towns in the North West Province of South Africa.
Residents also expressed their experiences on social media.
Was it just me or was there an earth tremor about 30-45mins ago? 😯😕— KaraboMahlakwane (@Kaybee_Says) April 3, 2017
Anyone know the magnitude of the tremor this morning? That was very scary #tremor— Michelle Mccullagh (@mimi_mccullagh) April 3, 2017
Was it an Earthquake or a Tremor? Felt everything shaking!— Vusumuzi (@vusie82) April 3, 2017
Did anyone feel that #tremor or was it just in Klerksdorp? Let me ask for forgiveness before the world ends.— Hendrick Manas (@ohmlebethe) April 3, 2017