Latest earthquakes near Botswana today

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List of latest earthquakes near Botswana.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Gaborone)
M 3.1 252 km SE
from Gaborone
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 142 km E
from Gaborone
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 271 km SSE
from Gaborone
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 252 km SE
from Gaborone
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 241 km SSE
from Gaborone
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Gaborone)
M 3.4 259 km SE
from Gaborone
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 256 km SE
from Gaborone
Mar 19, 2024 05:29
(Gaborone)
M 3.2 190 km SSE
from Selebi-Phikwe
Mar 18, 2024 06:01
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 254 km SE
from Gaborone
Mar 15, 2024 23:10
(Gaborone)
M 3.1 9 km NNW
from Kanye
Mar 2, 2024 15:55
(Gaborone)
M 3.8 103 km SE
from Gaborone
Feb 18, 2024 07:36
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 242 km SE
from Gaborone
Feb 17, 2024 13:25
(Gaborone)
M 3.3 154 km WNW
from Molepolole
Feb 6, 2024 20:54
(Gaborone)
M 3.2 255 km SE
from Gaborone
Feb 1, 2024 05:00
(Gaborone)
M 3.3 256 km SE
from Gaborone
Jan 30, 2024 22:23
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 228 km SE
from Gaborone
Jan 27, 2024 08:09
(Gaborone)
M 3.2 170 km WNW
from Gaborone
Jan 25, 2024 13:11
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 257 km SE
from Gaborone
Jan 23, 2024 19:18
(Gaborone)
M 4.3 271 km SSE
from Gaborone
Jan 21, 2024 19:40
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 248 km SE
from Gaborone
Jan 4, 2024 07:07
(Gaborone)
M 4.5 280 km SSE
from Gaborone
Dec 22, 2023 14:00
(Gaborone)
M 3.0 247 km SE
from Gaborone
Dec 11, 2023 08:50
(Gaborone)
M 3.1 227 km SW
from Gaborone
Nov 18, 2023 18:14
(Gaborone)
M 3.2 269 km SSE
from Gaborone
Nov 17, 2023 07:50
(Gaborone)
M 4.6 269 km SSE
from Gaborone

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Botswana

Botswana Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
10 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Apr 9, 2024 15:06

Average

A total of 107 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Botswana in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 10 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Botswana in 2017. A total of 18 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Botswana that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Botswana with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Botswana in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Botswana during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Botswana (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 102 95.33%
Mag. 5 4 3.74%
Mag. 6 1 0.93%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Botswana

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.5
On Apr 3, 2017 19:40.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On Apr 3, 2017 19:40.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Botswana occurred on Apr 3, 2017 19:40 local time (Africa/Gaborone timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck 163 kilometers (101 mi) west-southwest of Serowe, at a depth of 29 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Botswana in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Botswana in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Botswana.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Botswana.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 3, 2017 19:40
(Gaborone)
M 6.5 163 km WSW
from Serowe
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Gaborone)
M 5.4 272 km SSE
from Gaborone
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Gaborone)
M 5.2 266 km SSE
from Gaborone
Apr 3, 2017 19:50
(Gaborone)
M 5.0 290 km NNW
from Gaborone
Apr 5, 2017 02:55
(Gaborone)
M 5.0 247 km NNW
from Gaborone
Aug 12, 2017 04:37
(Gaborone)
M 4.9 122 km N
from Gaborone
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Gaborone)
M 4.9 273 km SSE
from Gaborone
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Gaborone)
M 4.9 293 km SE
from Gaborone
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Gaborone)
M 4.9 262 km SE
from Gaborone
Jul 4, 2017 13:37
(Gaborone)
M 4.9 246 km NNW
from Gaborone

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Botswana

Earthquakes by region of Botswana

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Botswana.

When was the last earthquake in Botswana?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Botswana on the afternoon of April 9, 2024 at 15:06 local time (Africa/Gaborone). The center of this earthquake was located 252km south-east of Gaborone at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Botswana in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Botswana?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Botswana on the evening of April 3, 2017 at 19:40 local time (Africa/Gaborone). The center of this earthquake was located 163km west-southwest of Serowe at a depth of 29km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Botswana since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Botswana?

In the past 10 years, 107 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Botswana. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 34 days.