Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Hits KZN, Lesotho & Swaziland After Lower Magnitude Tremor

The earth still quakes. That’s the reality of the inhabitants of KwaZulu-Natal, which were rocked by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake on Saturday.

When the people were still processing the situation, the earthquake returned with even greater intensity, this time on a scale of 5.1. The second quale affected neighbouring Lesotho and Swaziland.

On Saturday, November 5, an earthquake had erupted in Dundee in the KwaZulu-Natal area of South Africa, causing palpable fear among residents of the area, with some saying they felt their house shake.

The united states geological survey confirmed the tremor but noted that it was a moderate 4.6 (on the Richter scale). Security risk management, Crisis24, also confirmed the quale but gave more insight about what happened, including that the quake “occurred at a depth of about 10km (6 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout the affected province.”

Areas like eShowe, Nkandla, Melmoth, eShowe, Empangeni, eSikhaleni, Mtunzini and Dumisani Makhaye felt the tremor in varying. At the time of writing, though, there was no indication of any casualties.

Still, according to some tweeps who happen to be residents of the affected areas, there is palpable fear, with no one knowing if the earth will still quake, and even. Stay tuned.

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