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News24.com | WATCH | 3.1 tremor felt in East Rand area, Council for Geoscience confirms

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) confirmed that an earthquake was felt on Wednesday morning, around 11:01, in the East Rand area.

"The earthquake registered a preliminary 3.1 on the local magnitude scale as recorded by the South African National Seismograph Network.

"The epicentre was located in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg," the CGS said in a statement on Wednesday.

The CGS is the custodian of the South African National Seismograph Network, which monitors seismic wave activities throughout the country.

Members of the public are encouraged to record their experiences by using the available online questionnaire.

READ | Shaken, not stirred: Gauteng residents rattled by tremor

This is not a first for the province.

News24 reported, in July, that Gauteng residents were shaken from their slumber when an earthquake measuring between 3.5 and 4.2 magnitude rocked the area.