Last Updated: Sunday, July 7, 2013

South Africa earthquake shakes Barberton and Nelspruit

M 4.7 moderate earthquake shakes South Africa today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 50 km W of Barberton and 56 km SW of Nelspruit. It was 3.1 miles deep.

People of Barberton, Nelspruit, Sabie have reported light to weak shaking.

Earthquakes in South Africa are rare. Magnitude 4.0 earthquake in Swaziland shook South Africa in May 2012.

14:52 UTC (local time 2013-07-07 16:52 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
50 km W of Barberton, South Africa
54 km ESE of Belfast, South Africa
56 km SW of Nelspruit, South Africa
70 km SW of White River, South Africa
79 km NW of Mbabane, Swaziland

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 7, 2013