It was widely reported that many regions in the Cape Town Municipality were shaken by a 6.2 magnitude quake which occurred deep in the South Atlantic ocean on Saturday night. The South African reports that the rumbling was recorded at about 10 past 7, before being felt in various locations some 90 minutes later, but the Council for Geosciences explained that this was the result of two separate seismic events. The first tremors were the result of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake recorded some 1600km south west of South Africa, at a depth of ten kilometres. The second quake was reported at 8:41pm 5 to 6km north of the suburb of Durbanville, coming in at the relatively mild 2.5 on the Richter Scale. This second quake was also responsible for a tremor felt at about 9am on Sunday morning.