REACTIONS: Social media users react to tremors in KZN?

REACTIONS: Social media users react to tremors in KZN?

KZN residents took to social media to react to what felt like tremors throughout the province.

REACTIONS: Social media users react to alleged of tremors in KZN?
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We posted the following question on our Facebook page.

#Durban has also been trending on Twitter.

On Sunday the 6th of November, residents also experienced more tremors that could also have been aftershocks from Saturday the 5ht of November's reports listed below. 

These could still be aftershocks, but here are the responses from locals:

Residents in some of the areas listed below reported feeling tremors in KZN include:

  • Botha's Hill
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Pinetown
  • Scottburgh
  • Ballito
  • Queensburgh

Here's what Google Search results revealed about the tremors in KwaZulu-Natal:

The latest infographic and safety tips on Google Search/Google

This was reported local municipality at 09:29.

A tremor and an earthquake are not the same things.

According to the Cable, both are signs of seismic movements taking place within the earth. 

The difference lies in the intensity of the movement. 

Earthquakes are obviously more intense than earth tremors, but when a tremor exceeds five on the moment magnitude scale – a scale between 0 to 10 – then it is referred to as an earthquake.

There is no reason to panic and we will keep you updated as more information comes in.

Here's also what not to do during a tremor or earthquake

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On Saturday the 5th of November 2022, it was reported that an earthquake took place in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. The 3.9 magnitude tremor was also reported on eNCA

The tremor took place at the Tugela fault, a fault line in South Africa. You can read more about our fault lines in this paper, Geology and evolution of the Natal belt, South Africa.

This also comes after unusual seismic activity in Gauteng.

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