South Africa’s Council for Geoscience confirmed an earth tremor was felt at 12:47pm on Thursday 1 October 2020 in the Randfontein area about 40km West of Johannesburg. Independent Online quotes the CGS as saying the earthquake registered a preliminary 2.8 on the local magnitude scale as recorded by the South African Seismograph Network, which monitors seismic wave activities throughout the country, while a second tremor was reported in parts of the West Rand just before 5pm. Meanwhile, the South African Weather Services has issued a warning for thunderstorms over Mpumalanga, Free State, eastern North-West Province, and Gauteng with heavy downpours that may result in flooding of susceptible low lying bridges and low lying areas on Friday.