Earthquake (unconfirmed) hits areas in KZN, Durban early June 17, 2021

Earthquake (unconfirmed) hits areas in KZN, Durban early June 17, 2021

There are multiple reports on social media of residents experiencing a shaking of some sort around 4am in the KZN, Durban area, lasting for about 2 to 3 seconds.


An alleged earthquake or 'tremor' - as some are calling it - hit KZN, Durban in the early hours of the morning on June 17, 2021. Social media has been a-buzz with residents in different parts of Durban sharing their experiences. 

Earthquake Alert on Facebook has also shared these numbers: 

Local time at epicenter: 17 Jun 4:01 am (GMT +2)

Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km

Magnitude: 3.8

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We asked people on Facebook to decipher which parts experienced it more intensely and also to verify whether it was an earthquake or as a result of the blasting taking place on the N2

Phoenix, Verulam, Newlands West, Tongaat and Inanda are the areas with the most people sharing their experience of the earthquake. Pinetown is also one fo the areas with people reporting to have felt the earthquake.

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It is reported to have possibly lasted for approximately 2 -3 seconds and here is a description of what those seconds felt like: 

Keri Miller alerted the team in our WhtsApp group that an alleged earthquake had taken place in KZN. 

Find out if she felt the shaking:

We await confirmation from from local authourities regarding this matter. 

Keep an eye on here for the updates. 


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