Tremors felt in Cape Town after 6.2 earthquake off South African coast


A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck offshore from South Africa on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Some residents of the southern city of Cape Town posted on Twitter that they had felt the tremor, which the USGS said occurred at around 1710 GMT, at a depth of 10 kilometers and far south of South Africa’s coast.

“Guys, we just felt a tremor in Cape Town. Our house shook, the ground shook and rumbled, there was a faint rumbling sound. It all lasted 5 seconds,” one resident wrote on Twitter.

“Reports have come from numerous suburbs of a tremor that was experienced,” said Charlotte Powell, the head of Public Awareness and Preparedness.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, damages or tsunami warnings.

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