Twitter was trending with the news that a seismic tremor had hit Cape Town shortly after midnight on Monday…

Did you feel it?

According to reports, the tremor took place just off the west coast of Cape Town 47km from Saldanha Bay and measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Some South Africans were startled by the sudden rumbling, others slept right through it. But some just claimed it was the perfect addition to 2020 – nothing surprises us anymore.

The tremor was felt in many parts of Cape Town, Saldanha, and Somerset West.

While small earthquakes and tremors are unusual in South Africa, they are not completely unheard of.


Here’s what some South Africans had to say about their experience:



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