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 Hadebe
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 Hadebe
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.941
Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.941 Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.375
Picture: Handout 2014/08/05
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Ok Foods at Stilfontein in the North West where part of the roof collapsed.375 Picture: Handout 2014/08/05
Broken windows from one of the shops after Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Stilfontein in the North West w.070
Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05
Broken windows from one of the shops after Magnitude 5.3 earthquake which struck Stilfontein in the North West w.070 Picture: Matthews Baloyi 2014/08/05
Debris 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 2014/08/05
Debris 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 2014/08/05
Magnitude 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
Magnitude 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

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.

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