Earthquake Details

Orkney, South Africa 4.7m Earthquake, Friday Aug. 19 2022, 8:24:32 PM

Orkney, South Africa Earthquake

The USGS has reported a 4.7 magnitude earthquake has struck 7 km NNE of Orkney, South Africa on Aug. 19 2022, 8:24:32 PM, at a depth of 5 km. There were no significant injuries or damage reported at this point, Friendly Forecast will update this report as events unfold.

Fore and Aftershocks

There has been other seismic activity around the 4.7 Orkney, South Africa earthquake. Below you will find the fore and after shocks associated with it.

Quake Type Magnitude Location Time Date
Aftershock 3.6 13 km ESE of Stilfontein, South Africa 3:54:42 PM Aug. 31 2022

Did you feel it?

5 others have felt the Orkney, South Africa earthquake and have since reported it. See below for the response locations and intensities.

Community Internet Intensity Map for the Orkney, South Africa 4.7m Earthquake, Friday Aug. 19 2022, 8:24:32 PM
Community Internet Intensity Map

Responses Location Shaking Distance
1 Viljoenskroon, Viljoenskroon, Free State, South Africa WEAK 39 km
1 Klerksdorp, Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa LIGHT 11 km
1 Potchefstroom, Potchefstroom, North West, South Africa LIGHT 45 km
1 Stilfontein, Stilfontein, North West, South Africa LIGHT 11 km

Did you feel the 4.7 Orkney, South Africa earthquake? If you felt the quake you can report it here to the USGS.

Other Imagery and Data

GEO Community Internet Intensity Map for the Orkney, South Africa 4.7m Earthquake, Friday Aug. 19 2022, 8:24:32 PM
GEO Community Internet Intensity Map

Intensity vs Distance Plot for the Orkney, South Africa 4.7m Earthquake, Friday Aug. 19 2022, 8:24:32 PM
Intensity vs Distance Plot

Responses vs Time Plot for the Orkney, South Africa 4.7m Earthquake, Friday Aug. 19 2022, 8:24:32 PM
Responses vs Time Plot


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