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Mini earthquake in Cape West Coast

Residents in Melkbosstrand, Malmesbury, Saron and Tulbagh areas felt the quake which lasted a few seconds.

FILE: Residents in Melkbosstrand, Malmesbury, Saron and Tulbagh areas felt the quake which lasted a few seconds.

CAPE TOWN - The council for Geoscience says there's no need for panic following a small earthquake in the Western Cape on Wednesday morning.

Residents in Melkbosstrand, Malmesbury, Saron and Tulbagh areas felt the quake which lasted a few seconds.

There have been no reports of injuries or major structural damage.

The council's Ian Saunders says there's minimal risk of a follow-up earthquake as this was a small one.

"There was an earthquake in the Tulbagh area this morning and it measured 3.7 on the local Richter scale. The Tulbagh area is known for such activity. It's also the area where the largest recorded event in South Africa actually took place. So there's always a bit of movement there."

Just experienced mini earthquake in #tulbagh !!!

Apparently the earthquake was felt in Paarl, Saron, Riebeeck-West, Malmesbury.. Anyone have any info?

Watch as the SA media rushes to find earthquake experts to talk about the miniature shakeup Tulbagh just had.