Tremor shakes Joburg
January 24 2006 at 12:34PM
A seismic event measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale shook Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, the Council for Geosciences said."It measured
3.6 in magnitude around the East Rand Gold Mining area," geotechnologist Ian Saunders told Sapa.It also measured 2km in depth when it started at 11.13am, he said."It's definitely not serious but it's a large event for that area," he said.He could not say what the cause of the seismic event was.
DRDGold spokesperson Ilja Graulich said, "We haven't got any reports yet of any incidents on our mines."Willie Jacobsz of Goldfields said that it had not affected any of the company's West Rand operations.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I was at the Wits Business School in Parktown when I felt the ground trick my feet.