JUBA – A number of residents of Juba city have reported on Saturday night that an approximately 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck the South Sudanese capital one hour before midnight.
According to several residents who spoke to Sudans Post from the capital Juba tonight, the earthquake took place in almost all Juba neighborhoods exactly at 11:10 PM on Saturday night.
Juba-based geophysical researcher Martin Ezekiel said the magnitude could approximately be 3.0 magnitudes and said earthquakes are increasingly happening in South Sudan’s capital.
“I think it could be approximately 3.0 magnitudes and this is not the first time such thing has happened in Juba. For the last three years, there was two times when there was earthquake in Juba,” the Martin said.
There was no indication that people or properties were affected by the light earthquake.
Earthquakes of similar magnitudes are increasingly becoming common in Juba, always with no casualties. Most recent of those took place on 4 May 2020 when one with 2.9 magnitudes struck parts of the capital.
No damages were reported as result.