Earthquakes are no joking matter. Neither are tremors. But when an earth tremor that registered a preliminary 3.7 on the local magnitude scale (recorded by the South African Seismograph Network) was felt in Durban, it shook the masala from the bunny chow on the South Coast.
No injuries, deaths or damages were reported.
But there were some tweets.
— ??Mudli wakotini?? (@siphosami_sa) October 31, 2019
Ouch. That had to hurt.
— CoOLest KiD? (@siphesihle_gee) October 31, 2019
That’s the spirit! Go Bokke!
— uChie_Chie (@uChieChie4) October 31, 2019
Get a room, guys!
Beautiful African Print socks for sale ?????
— #SOCKS (@smccollection) October 31, 2019
There’s always that one person jumping on a hashtag to get more sales.
— iam_sherpy (@ashtonpta) October 31, 2019
— Miahs Moloto (@Miahsmoloto) October 31, 2019
Today all South Africans learnt about the difference between a tremor and an earthquake.
1995- Earth Tremor in Durban
1995- Spingboks win World Cup
2007- Earth tremor in Durban
2007- Springboks win World Cup
2019- Earth Tremor in Durban
Coincidence? I think not ??? #tremor
— Sky Tshabalala (@SkyTshabalala) October 31, 2019
Let’s just believe this for the sake of believing.
— Demo submissions open till January (@DeepdosageMP) October 31, 2019
Come on Joburg, let Durban have this one!
#tremor I blame the government ?
— nokwanda (@kwanda47) October 31, 2019
Is this a case of “Protect me from yourself”?
I am originally from a mining town, Welkom, we know real #tremor not what some people felt in Durban today.
— Matt Tsolo (@Matt_Tsolo) October 31, 2019
Welkom got experience. Don’t mess with Welkom.
— OngY Shai Xintolo? (@teengarl_me) October 31, 2019
On a more serious note, the Philippines was rocked by a third strong earthquake this month, the latest being a 6.5-magnitude quake and unfortunately five people have not survived and there are several injured with towns and villages left devastated.
South Africa’s Council of Geoscience has confrimed that there is no link between the earthquake that happened in the Phillipines and the tremor that was felt in Durban.