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Saturday Aug 9 | Iol.co.za

Expect more tremors, say seismologists

THERE'S a rule of thumb in seismology: history repeats itself. So, sometime over the next few days, earthquake hunters predict that one, two, or possibly three quakes could rattle the country again.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

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South Africa: Insurers receive several claims after earthquake

"We have received a few hundred claims resulting from the earthquake, with the bulk of these claims arising in the Orkney/Klerksdorp/Stilfontein area," said Natasha Kawulesar from Outsurance Insurance Co.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Iol.co.za

Bogus metro cops busted

Six people were arrested in Orkney, North West on Thursday when they tried to hijack a truck by pretending to be metro police officers, the Johannesburg metro police said.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Iol.co.za

Claims pouring in after quake

Insurance companies have been inundated with claims on Tuesday afternoon from people whose businesses, houses and household contents were damaged during the earthquake that hit many parts of South Africa.

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News24

.com | Officials assess quake damage, help residents

Government officials are assessing the damage from Tuesday's 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Orkney, as residents fear further aftershocks.

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Iol.co.za

Miners, markets survive earthquake

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Orkney in North West yesterday, trapping 3 300 employees underground at two of AngloGold Ashanti's mines and injuring 21, hardly caused a ripple on the markets.

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Iol.co.za

Orkney school damaged by quake

Vuyani-Mawethu Secondary School pupils in the township of Khuma near Orkney in the North West were milling around the schoolyard on Wednesday morning as teachers tried to find a way to deal with damaged classrooms.

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Iol.co.za

Quake shakes South Africa

Buildings shook, bottles and cans fell from supermarket shelves, and people screamed and rushed outside during the earthquake which was felt over wide areas of South Africa and beyond at lunchtime on Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

Iol.co.za

5.3 magnitude quake shakes up Orkney

One person has been reported dead in a 5.3 magnitude earthquake which struck six kilometres east of Orkney in the North West on Tuesday.

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Iol.co.za

Quake measured 5.5: SA council

The earthquake that struck the North West region on Tuesday was recorded as 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, the Council for Geosciences in South Africa said.

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MYREPUBLICA.com

Quake hits South Africa, 3 injured

An earthquake shook buildings in Johannesburg and surrounding areas in South Africas most populous province on Tuesday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

News24

.com | Two held for Free State farm attack

Two men have been arrested for allegedly attacking an elderly couple on their farm Sterkfontein, in Vierfontein, Free State police said on Friday.

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