Durban tremor shakes the funny bone
A 3.1 magnitude tremor hit Durban and surrounding areas at about 11:30am on Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG - The Council for Geoscience says it's not uncommon for KwaZulu-Natal to experience earthquakes or tremors.
A 3.1 magnitude tremor hit Durban and surrounding areas at about 11:30am on Saturday, lasting just a few seconds.
The council says no information is available about the epicentre of the tremor or what caused it.
There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damages.
The council's Michelle Grobbelaar says KwaZulu-Natal has a history of tremors.
"One of our earliest recorded events was an event in 1932 just off the coast of St Lucia, there was an earthquake there. It even derailed an entire train so it's not uncommon for KZN to have earthquakes and I don't think there is anything to be alarmed about."
Meanwhile, the incident set Twitter abuzz with most South Africans showing that even the tremor has a funny side:
Kanti it was just an earthquake.I thought it was the fees falling #DurbanTremor— Kwenzo Maphumulo (@uKwenzo) February 6, 2016
Durban Rocks, literally #DurbanTremor— Optimus Prime ❄ (@_uCharles) February 6, 2016
That person who was sitting on the toilet when the #DurbanTremor happened and they thought "Not like this!" 😂😂
- Roshan Byjnal (@roshOPC) February 6, 2016
- SKETCHY BONGO (@SketchyBongo) February 6, 2016
Zuma just dropped his wallet #DurbanTremor
- NAME (@Makgabu21) February 6, 2016
Admit it, you thought one Taxi was playing loud music. #DurbanTremor
- Ash (@Ash_EDM) February 6, 2016
Twitter is amazing.Within 2 min of feeling it,it's like we all instinctively knew to come here to verify that we aren't crazy!😂 #durbantremor
- Larissa B (@laribuggy) February 6, 2016
Tremor in Durban. Must have been that curry bomb Trevor Noah joked about. #DurbanTremor
- Mo Amod (@mozil96) February 6, 2016