Johannesburg – Residents in some parts of the city experienced earth tremors in the early hours of Sunday.
A Bosburg resident recorded cracks that appeared on the wall as the ground shook.
The earth tremor happened at 2:38 on early Sunday morning.
The effects were mostly felt about 6 km south of Alberton, some 16 km southeast of central Johannesburg.
In a statement, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) said: “It can confirm that an earthquake occurred on Sunday morning at around 02:38”.
CGS added: “The earthquake registered a local magnitude of approximately 4.4 as recorded by the South African Seismograph Network.
“The epicentre was located in the Boksburg area a few kilometres outside East Rand Proprietary Mine, in the East Rand of Johannesburg.”
The CGS urged the public to record their experience using the available online questionnaire.
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