The Council for GeoScience in South Africa has confirmed that it recorded an earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale, with the tremor taking place early on Tuesday morning in the West Rand in South Africa.
It’s understood that the tremor in West Rand was felt just after 04:00 Tuesday morning. The shaking was reported for a few seconds before normality was restored. Many people were unaffected, and social media has been flooded by people saying that the earth had moved for them.
“Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
“We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or South Africa on 18 Jan 2022 (GMT) at approximately 04:32.”Volcano Discovery
Residents said they could feel the quakes. Some said walls and furniture were shaking.
“I felt it at 06:34, I was laying in bed. I started feeling a rattling sound and there was vibration, the door, bed was shaking and the windows rattling,” a resident said.