Residents throughout KZN from Durban to Pinetown and Southport and all along the south coast and KZN Midlands felt the earth shake on Thursday afternoon shortly before 1:30pm
Twitter users immediately started asking what was happening, and trying to find out if anyone else had felt the shudder.
A similar incident took place three years ago in February 2016 when an earthquake shook the KZN coast, measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale.
In March this year, Johannesburg was shaken by a large tremor. The area is prone to tremors due to mining activity and blasting around the city. Gauteng Weather said it measured 3.7 magnitude on the Ritcher Scale.
The Council of Geoscience’s Mahlatse Mononela confirmed to News24 that the tremor had occurred.
“However, we are still gathering information and will revert back with details.”
According to the Geoscience website, the tremor occurred around 13:19 and was recorded at a 3.7 magnitude. It occurred approximately 72km south-west of Durban.
The tremor is believed to have occurred following an earthquake in south Philippines that was measured at a 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.
Take a look at some of the Tweets from KZN residents below:
— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) October 31, 2019
— Lee (@Lee67454) October 31, 2019
— @Real_Khetheloh💕💋🌸 (@zekheth49528447) October 31, 2019
— Nothando_mbatha (@Nothandombath13) October 31, 2019
— Cee (@CeecesTravel) October 31, 2019
— WBo (@werbo86) October 31, 2019
— Lee (@Leeluck2) October 31, 2019
— Lungy_Gcaba (@GcabaLungy) October 31, 2019
— Louis Nel (@LouisNel) October 31, 2019