'SA needn't worry about tremor'

The US Geological Survey says the tremor that shook parts of Joburg this morning was shallow.

FILE IMAGE: The US Geological Survey says the tremor that shook parts of Joburg this morning was shallow.

JOHANNESBURG - The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the 4.6 magnitude earthquake that hit parts of Gauteng this morning was shallow and there's nothing to be concerned about.

The epicentre was recorded near Orange Farm south of Johannesburg.

The USGS's Dale Grant said, "It was quite shallow so I wouldn't consider it uncommon so a 4.6 is considered a small event."

People took to social media platform Twitter to joke about the tremor:

In other news, the Earth got excited for Friday too, with reports of another tremor in the early hours of the morning in SA measuring 4.6.

Crime in SA is getting out of hand, we didn't feel the Tremor, who stole it?

Tremor in Pretoria@AAADSafs @Tracker_SA

Earlier this month, one person was killed and 17 others were injured when a 5.5 magnitude quake hit the country with the impact mostly felt in the North West.