KZN residents took to social media to react to what sounded like tremors across the province

REACTIONS: Social media users react to alleged tremors at KZN?/East Coast Radio

We posted the following question on our Facebook page.

#Durban also trended on Twitter.

On Sunday November 6, residents also experienced further tremors which could also have been aftershocks of the Saturday November 5 reports listed below.

It could still be aftershocks, but here are the responses from locals including Darren, Keri & Sky’s, Sky Tshabalala:


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

  • Botha Hill
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • pinetown
  • Scottburgh
  • Ballito
  • Queensburg

Here is what Google search results revealed about the tremors in KwaZulu-Natal:

EARTHQUAKE TRACKER GOOGLE SEARCH DURBAN

The latest infographics and safety tips on Google Search/Google

This was reported to the local municipality at 09:29.


A tremor and an earthquake are not the same thing.

According the cableboth are signs of seismic movements occurring in the earth.

The difference lies in the intensity of the movement.

Earthquakes are obviously more intense than earthquakes, but when an earthquake exceeds five on the moment magnitude scale – a scale between 0 and 10 – then it is called an earthquake.

There’s no reason to panic and we’ll keep you posted as new information comes in.

Here is also what not to do during a jolt or earthquake

https://www.washington.edu/uwem/preparedness/know-your-hazards/earthquake/what-not-to-do-during-an-earthquake/

according to Washington.edu.


On Saturday November 5, 2022, an earthquake was reported to have occurred in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. The magnitude 3.9 quake 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 article, Geology and Evolution of the Natal Belt, South Africa.

This also comes after unusual seismic activity in Gauteng.

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