Enormous earthquake recorded off Garden Route coastline

Posted on 10 July 2024 By Savanna Douglas

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A large earthquake was recorded on Wednesday morning, 10 July off the Garden Route coastline.

It is reported that the quake struck the seabed in the Indian Ocean.

The earthquake trembled on the ocean floor approximately 2140 kilometres off the coast of Mossel Bay, in the Indian Ocean.

It measured 6.7 on the Richter scale and was recorded as having taken place at 6:55am on Wednesday morning.

According to the Citizen, very strong shaking near the epicentre was detected with the estimated seismic energy activity of the earthquake measured at 197 gigawatt hours, which is the equivalent of 10.6 atomic bombs.

The earthquake reached approximately 10 kilometres in depth and is considered to be on the shallow end of the scale.

It has further been stated that the area wherein the quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity but this is the strongest quake to hit the area to date.

As it stands, no aftershocks have been recorded.

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