2.5 magnitude earthquake confirmed in Western Cape, unrelated to quake off SA’s coast

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A tremor felt in Cape Town on Saturday night was caused by a 2.5 magnitude earthquake roughly 10 km north of Malmesbury, the Council for Geoscience said.

A tremor felt in Cape Town on Saturday night was caused by a 2.5 magnitude earthquake roughly 10 km north of Malmesbury, the Council for Geoscience said.

  • The Council for Geoscience has confirmed that there was a second earthquake in Cape Town on Sunday with a 2.3 magnitude.
  • Residents in and around the city felt the tremor shortly after 09:00.
  • A tremor felt on Saturday night was caused by a 2.5 magnitude earthquake.

There was a second earthquake measuring 2.3 on Sunday morning in Cape Town, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has confirmed.

This was after the council confirmed that the tremor felt in and around the city on Saturday night was caused by a 2.5 magnitude earthquake roughly 10km north of Malmesbury.

The second earthquake was registered at around 09:12 on Sunday, and happened around five to six kilometres north of Durbanville, CGS spokesperson Mahlatse Mononela confirmed.

READ | Tremor felt in Cape Town after earthquake reported off SA’s coast

However, the tremors recorded by Capetonians were not related to a 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the South African coast, as initially speculated.

The CGS earlier confirmed that an earthquake occurred on Saturday at 20:41 and was recorded by the South African National Seismograph Network.

“Many reports have been received from residents of Cape Town who have reportedly experienced a tremor during this time. It does not seem to be related to the earthquake that occurred at 19:10 [Saturday] off the coast of South Africa,” the CGS said in a statement.

The CGS also assured the public that there was no imminent threat to the area, such as that caused by a tsunami.

Another #earthquake hit Cape Town again 27-09-2020 at 09:14 a.m. This terrifying another sound wave 09:28

— Pumlani Dyani (@PDyani) September 27, 2020

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