The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is investigating the cause of an earthquake in Gauteng on Sunday.
- The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.4, according to the CGS, while the US Geological Survey recorded it as magnitude 5.
- The earthquake’s epicentre was located near the East Rand Proprietary Mine in Johannesburg.
- The mine was one of the largest and deepest gold mines in the world and was established in 1893.
- The cause of the earthquake is unclear at this stage, but it may be related to mining or fluctuations in groundwater levels.
- The CGS is investigating the incident further and has encouraged residents to share their experiences.
- An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 to 5.4 is often felt but only causes minor damage, according to Michigan Technological University.