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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Johannesburg

Buildings around South Africa were rattled just after 10 am this morning as an earthquake occurred 15 km from Johannesburg.

Johannesburg was hit by an earthquake this morning

Johannesburg was hit by an earthquake this morning

Reports indicate that the tremors were even felt in Durban.

The earthquake was measured at 5.3 magnitude and occurred at a depth of 10 km.

There are many gold mines situated in the immediate vicinity of the earthquake.

At time of publication, no injuries had been reported, although several high rise buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

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