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Offline Blikkies1

6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« on: September 26, 2020, 08:54:05 pm »
Bliksem, my house just rumbled hecticly, apparently a 6.2mag quake 10km off the coast, ran outside to check if it was Koeberg or Sasol, didn't hear a double percussion so figured it was a quake but still moer scary.
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 08:55:55 pm »
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 08:56:09 pm »
Bliksem, my house just rumbled hecticly, apparently a 6.2mag quake 10km off the coast, ran outside to check if it was Koeberg or Sasol, didn't hear a double percussion so figured it was a quake but still moer scary.

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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 09:07:20 pm »
Ah okay, heard distance not depth, thanks for the info, rumbles from the mines in JHB had nothing on this.
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 09:14:10 pm »
Ek het ook gaan loer wat aangaan.
Kon nie verstaan wat dit is nie.

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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 09:15:39 pm »
Can't believe it was so far away.
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 09:33:30 pm »
Just the Western Cape trying to break away from SA folks, 2 or  3 blasts to go till we're good.
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Earthquake in Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 09:36:44 pm »
Heard a massive explosion like sound, followed by the house shaking

I'm in Tygerberg Hills, felt in Durbanville, Big Bay, Athlone

Anyone else?
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 09:40:52 pm »
Looks close to Marion Island

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Re: Earthquake in Cape Town
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 09:43:53 pm »
Yes I also felt it, in Bellville.
Friend of mine in Brackenfell also felt and heard it.
 

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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 09:45:59 pm »
Will be ok....

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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2020, 09:47:46 pm »
An old dumped SA nuke Woody?
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Re: Earthquake in Cape Town
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2020, 09:54:31 pm »
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2020, 09:54:47 pm »
Looks close to Marion Island
been rocked before... indicates volcanic activity?
 

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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2020, 09:56:32 pm »
Quite strange to hear that only Capies felt it when considering its origin shown on the map, surely the whole southern cape should have experienced it, surely us on the west cost are in an indirect sheltered path, maybe it has to to with terraforma consistency  i.e. we're on solid rock the same as the fault line but maybe there's a sandy cushion between POI and the southern +'eastern coast.
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2020, 09:59:58 pm »
Quite strange to hear that only Capies felt it when considering its origin shown on the map, surely the whole southern cape should have experienced it, surely us on the west cost are in an indirect sheltered path, maybe it has to to with terraforma consistency  i.e. we're on solid rock the same as the fault line but maybe there's a sandy cushion between POI and the southern +'eastern coast.
or the sandy parts shook... :sip:
 

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Re: Earthquake in Cape Town
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2020, 10:03:47 pm »
Seems to confirmed to be a tremor felt post earthquake

 
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2020, 10:23:33 pm »
I built a concatenated microwave circuit between Worcester and Touwsrivies for the BVM municipality in about 2008, it was for domain recovery services, the old school IT manager ballie at BVM at the time was a studious fella and said that he needed microwave as a fault line exists between the two locations and that it could cause a break in a terrestrial fiber or copper lines when it would be most needed, I was happy to take his money at the time but have since wondered about the authenticity of the risk when driving through. The equipment I installed has long since been smashed by falling ice from the top of the towers with no budget to replace it and they rent a fiber line to CT across the grater fault line. Anyone going surfing tomorrow?
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Re: 6.2 Magnitude Quake In Cape Town
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2020, 10:33:46 pm »
The Cape Folded mountain ranges are vrot with fault lines.