JOHANNESBURG (AFP) — The United States Geological Survey recorded a 5-magnitude earthquake in Johannesburg on Sunday, shaking buildings throughout South Africa’s most populated province.
The earthquake occurred around 2:38 a.m. (0038 GMT), about 10 kilometres (six miles) below the surface, according to the USGS.
Buildings trembled throughout the Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, the country’s main metropolis and business centre.
Residents around the province felt the earthquake, and several shared photos on social media of minor structural damage to walls.
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck a gold mining community near Johannesburg in August 2014.
The most recent big earthquake to strike South Africa was a 6.3-magnitude tremor in the Western Cape region in 1969.