Tremor shakes Joburg

The tremor was recorded at 4.6 on the Richter Scale with the epicentre near Orange Farm.

FILE: The tremor was recorded at 4.6 on the Richter Scale with the epicentre near Orange Farm. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has confirmed that it's recorded a tremor in parts of South Africa, recording it at magnitude 4.6 with the epicentre being west of Orange Farm.

The tremor shook parts of the country at around 1:15 am.

The USGS' Dale Grant said, "Earlier today we recorded a 4.6 magnitude earthquake 12 km west off Orange Farm, we consider it a shallow event.

Meanwhile some people took to social media Twitter to share their experiences of this morning's experience:

Yassi. Another tremor. That time I'm on the 17th floor of my building.

The TREMOR again in Auckland Park!!!!!

So there was either just another tremor or there's a ghost in this house... house started rumbling and plates started rattling...

Earlier this month, one person was killed and 17 others injured when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit the country, affecting mostly the North West province.

The quake, one of South Africa's largest magnitude earthquakes in the past decade was felt as far as Mozambique and Botswana.

The tremor was centred in Orkney, 120 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg, an area with a high concentration of deep gold mines.

Since then, USGS has warned of aftershocks.