Large 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes South African coast

(MENAFN) Today, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of South Africa, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers, marking a notable seismic event in the region. The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre also confirmed the earthquake, pinpointing its epicenter approximately 2,100 kilometers southeast of Arniston, a coastal city with a population of around 1,200 residents. This location places the epicenter far offshore, potentially minimizing direct impacts on populated areas along the South African coast.

As of now, there have been no reports of casualties or significant material damages resulting from the earthquake. Authorities and seismological agencies are closely monitoring the situation to assess any potential aftershocks or further seismic activity that could affect the region. Earthquakes of this magnitude can trigger localized shaking and, depending on their depth and proximity to populated areas, may lead to varying levels of impact on communities and infrastructure. 



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