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‘Durban residents unlikely to feel aftershocks of tremor’

Durban and surrounding areas were hit by a 3.1 magnitude tremor at about 11:30am this morning.

Earthquake aftermath in Kroonstad. Picture: Supplied.
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JOHANNESBURG - The Council for Geoscience says while there may be a possibility of aftershocks following a tremor in KwaZulu-Natal, it’s very unlikely it will be felt by people.

Durban and surrounding areas were hit by a 3.1 magnitude tremor at about 11:30am this morning.

No injuries have been reported.

Council spokesperson Michelle Grobbelaar said, “The aftershock is always smaller than the main shock. It is 3.1 [magnitude] and people usually start feeling an earthquake at magnitudes of three. So your aftershocks will be a lot smaller and it will be very unlikely that people will be able to feel the aftershocks at all.”

She says people should be aware of what to do during a tremor or an earthquake.

“You should take the necessary precautions especially if you feel your life is threatened, [avoid] things like going underneath something that is more solid. If you’re outdoors just stay away from anything that can fall down, like power lines, tress and buildings.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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