Massive Earthquake Strikes Mossel Bay Seabed

A high magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Mossel Bay on the Garden Route this morning, Wednesday 10 July!

The earthquake measured 6.7 on the Richter scale a mere 2000km off the Mossel Bay coastline on the Indian Ocean, which makes it the biggest recorded earthquake in the area since the 1900’s!

Image by: Trey Smith

According to The Citizen the earthquake measured 196 gigawatt hours, which is the equivalent of 10.6 atomic bombs. This is hard to believe as we never felt a thing just down the coast in Cape Town!

The quake was at a depth of 10km in an area with reasonable seismic activity, but is considered shallow for one of this size.

As it stands, no aftershock has been recorded!

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