Residents in the Joburg area took to social media on Friday morning in reaction to a tremor that was felt across the city just before 7am.
⚠️BREAKING: 3.7 magnitude #tremor recorded at 6:56am with epicenter near Randfontein.
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) March 1, 2019
While some were concerned, most reacted with typical South African humour, with one person apologising, saying he wouldn’t have beans for breakfast again.
People reported windows and buildings shaking and the word “tremor” was trending within minutes.
News24 attempted to contact the Council for Geoscience, but could not reach anyone for comment.
Tremors in the Witwatersrand area are not uncommon and seldom pose a real threat, such as one in Klerksdorp in 2017, and another east of Johannesburg in 2016.
— Natasha Abraham (@tashabraham) March 1, 2019
There have been a few tremors in the Greater West Rand this week, latest today at 6:57am. The epicentre seems to be mining activity in Durban Roodepoort Deep area. #Tremor
— Godfrey Madlalate (@GM_Madlalate) March 1, 2019
— Maumela (@BlaQMax_) March 1, 2019
Now that was the mother of all tremors! I hope everyone is safe in the West Rand.🙏#tremor
— lungstr.dj (@lungstr_dj) March 1, 2019
– News24 Wire
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