August 5, 2014 / 10:49 AM / 5 years ago

Quake shakes central South Africa, rocks Jo'burg buildings

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit central South Africa on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the financial capital of Johannesburg.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was centred in Orkney, 120 km (70 miles) southwest of Johannesburg, an area with a high concentration of gold mines. (Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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