South Africa has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 1 earthquake in the past 7 days
  • 1 earthquake in the past 30 days
  • 7 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in South Africa:


A

7.0 magnitude earthquake

2006-02-22 22:19:07 UTC at 22:19
February 22, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.324, 33.583
160.2 km from Chipinge (99.2 miles)

Depth: 11 km

B

6.5 magnitude earthquake

2017-04-03 17:40:18 UTC at 17:40
April 03, 2017 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.658, 25.147
131.2 km from Moijabana (81.2 miles)

Depth: 29 km

C

6.3 magnitude earthquake

1969-09-29 20:03:30 UTC at 20:03
September 29, 1969 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.268, 19.386
13.2 km from Ceres (8.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 15 km

D

6.0 magnitude earthquake

1951-03-19 09:29:38 UTC at 09:29
March 19, 1951 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.82, 33.649
209.2 km from Chipinge (130.2 miles)

Depth: 15 km

E

5.9 magnitude earthquake

1976-07-01 11:24:05 UTC at 11:24
July 01, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -29.522, 25.182
77.2 km from Ritchie (48.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 33 km

F

5.8 magnitude earthquake

1957-07-20 09:55:41 UTC at 09:55
July 20, 1957 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.694, 33.386
184.2 km from Chipinge (114.2 miles)

Depth: 15 km

G

5.7 magnitude earthquake

2006-02-23 01:23:42 UTC at 01:23
February 23, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.371, 33.525
161.2 km from Chipinge (100.2 miles)

Depth: 10 km

H

5.7 magnitude earthquake

1999-04-22 22:19:36 UTC at 22:19
April 22, 1999 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.953, 26.635
10.2 km from Welkom (6.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

I

5.7 magnitude earthquake

1974-05-14 06:51:15 UTC at 06:51
May 14, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.272, 27.533
12.2 km from Westonaria (7.2 miles)

Depth: 22 km

J

5.7 magnitude earthquake

1970-04-14 19:08:19 UTC at 19:08
April 14, 1970 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -33.308, 19.486
17.2 km from Ceres (10.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 10 km



A

5.6 magnitude earthquake

2006-03-15 14:19:48 UTC at 14:19
March 15, 2006 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -21.155, 33.584
146.2 km from Chipinge (91.2 miles)

Depth: 7 km

B

5.6 magnitude earthquake

1994-10-30 06:06:27 UTC at 06:06
October 30, 1994 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.032, 26.738
6.2 km from Welkom (3.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

C

5.5 magnitude earthquake

1989-01-25 10:14:33 UTC at 10:14
January 25, 1989 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.985, 26.734
0.2 km from Welkom (0.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

D

5.5 magnitude earthquake

1977-04-07 11:54:37 UTC at 11:54
April 07, 1977 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.933, 26.656
5.2 km from Orkney (3.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 11 km

E

5.4 magnitude earthquake

2014-08-05 10:22:33 UTC at 10:22
August 05, 2014 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.99, 26.705
3.2 km from Orkney (2.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

F

5.4 magnitude earthquake

1986-10-05 18:53:20 UTC at 18:53
October 05, 1986 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -30.546, 28.737
47.2 km from Qacha’s Nek (29.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

G

5.3 magnitude earthquake

1992-06-06 18:34:00 UTC at 18:34
June 06, 1992 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -28.02, 26.753
5.2 km from Welkom (3.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 9 km

H

5.3 magnitude earthquake

1986-10-28 15:04:21 UTC at 15:04
October 28, 1986 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.978, 26.676
0.2 km from Orkney (0.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

I

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1997-02-10 16:10:28 UTC at 16:10
February 10, 1997 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.022, 26.702
5.2 km from Orkney (3.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

J

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1983-06-06 10:48:50 UTC at 10:48
June 06, 1983 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.885, 26.664
3.2 km from Klerksdorp (2.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km



A

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1988-01-05 06:41:16 UTC at 06:41
January 05, 1988 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.807, 26.639
5.2 km from Klerksdorp (3.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

B

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1973-12-19 03:06:58 UTC at 03:06
December 19, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.053, 26.772
12.2 km from Orkney (7.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 33 km

C

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1973-08-29 15:06:05 UTC at 15:06
August 29, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -22.484, 29.245
56.2 km from Mathathane (34.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

D

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1973-09-30 06:58:29 UTC at 06:58
September 30, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.605, 26.618
27.2 km from Klerksdorp (17.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 33 km

E

5.2 magnitude earthquake

1976-12-08 08:38:25 UTC at 08:38
December 08, 1976 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -27.952, 26.653
8.2 km from Welkom (5.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 33 km

F

5.2 magnitude earthquake

2017-04-03 03:08:51 UTC at 03:08
April 03, 2017 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.922, 26.761
8.2 km from Stilfontein (5.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

G

5.1 magnitude earthquake

1991-11-03 18:28:55 UTC at 18:28
November 03, 1991 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.895, 26.7
5.2 km from Klerksdorp (3.2 miles)

Coast Of South Africa

Depth: 5 km

H

5.1 magnitude earthquake

1973-10-01 19:26:23 UTC at 19:26
October 01, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.015, 27.373
37.2 km from Randfontein (23.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

I

5.1 magnitude earthquake

1973-07-05 17:59:47 UTC at 17:59
July 05, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.031, 27.425
32.2 km from Randfontein (20.2 miles)

Depth: 33 km

J

5.1 magnitude earthquake

1973-08-25 07:48:08 UTC at 07:48
August 25, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -26.099, 27.699
7.2 km from Krugersdorp (4.2 miles)

Depth: 14 km


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