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Gallery: Quake rattles South Africa

North West

One person was killed and 17 others injured when a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit South Africa on Tuesday.

The tremor caused scares in mining operations and evacuations in parts of the country.

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The scattered belongings of a man who died during the earthquake are seen in Orkney. Emergency services staff say the man was killed when a wall collapsed and fell on him. Picture: Themba HadebeMagnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.941
Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.375
Picture: Handout 2014/08/05Broken windows from one of the shops after Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Stilfontein in the North West w.070
Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05Debris after Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck the Stilfontein Municipality offices in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.107 
Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.965
Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05

The shaking went on for about 20 seconds and was felt as far away as Mozambique and Botswana. - Sapa

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