Latest earthquakes near Lesotho today

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List of latest earthquakes near Lesotho.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Maseru)
M 3.1 285 km N
from Leribe
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Maseru)
M 3.0 271 km NNW
from Maseru
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Maseru)
M 3.0 299 km N
from Leribe
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Maseru)
M 3.0 274 km NNW
from Leribe
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Maseru)
M 3.4 289 km N
from Leribe
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Maseru)
M 3.0 299 km N
from Leribe
Mar 18, 2024 06:01
(Maseru)
M 3.0 297 km N
from Leribe
Mar 8, 2024 20:50
(Maseru)
M 3.0 16 km WNW
from Quthing
Mar 5, 2024 03:33
(Maseru)
M 3.0 12 km WNW
from Quthing
Feb 18, 2024 12:05
(Maseru)
M 3.0 250 km ENE
from Leribe
Feb 18, 2024 07:36
(Maseru)
M 3.0 287 km NNW
from Leribe
Feb 6, 2024 20:54
(Maseru)
M 3.2 291 km N
from Leribe
Feb 2, 2024 12:45
(Maseru)
M 3.3 18 km WNW
from Quthing
Feb 1, 2024 05:00
(Maseru)
M 3.3 295 km N
from Leribe
Jan 30, 2024 22:23
(Maseru)
M 3.0 299 km NNW
from Leribe
Jan 25, 2024 13:11
(Maseru)
M 3.0 281 km N
from Leribe
Jan 23, 2024 22:44
(Maseru)
M 3.1 197 km ENE
from Leribe
Jan 23, 2024 19:18
(Maseru)
M 4.3 271 km NNW
from Maseru
Jan 21, 2024 19:40
(Maseru)
M 3.0 292 km N
from Butha-Buthe
Jan 21, 2024 07:31
(Maseru)
M 3.3 260 km NE
from Leribe
Jan 8, 2024 18:27
(Maseru)
M 3.2 12 km W
from Quthing
Jan 4, 2024 07:07
(Maseru)
M 4.5 262 km NNW
from Maseru
Dec 29, 2023 05:20
(Maseru)
M 3.0 55 km SE
from Qacha’s Nek
Dec 22, 2023 14:00
(Maseru)
M 3.0 285 km NNW
from Leribe
Dec 10, 2023 17:59
(Maseru)
M 3.3 287 km N
from Leribe

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Lesotho

Lesotho Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 114 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Lesotho in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 11 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Lesotho in 2018. A total of 18 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Lesotho that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Lesotho in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Lesotho 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 Lesotho (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 112 98.25%
Mag. 5 2 1.75%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Lesotho

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.4
On Aug 5, 2014 12:22.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.3
On Oct 31, 1919 17:36.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Lesotho occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Maseru timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 270 kilometers (168 mi) north-northwest of Maseru, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Lesotho in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.3 earthquake struck on Oct 31, 1919 17:36, 295 kilometers (183 mi) north-northwest of Leribe. It is the strongest earthquake near Lesotho in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Lesotho 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 Lesotho.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Lesotho.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Maseru)
M 5.4 270 km NNW
from Maseru
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Maseru)
M 5.2 276 km NNW
from Maseru
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Maseru)
M 4.9 154 km NNW
from Maseru
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Maseru)
M 4.9 268 km NNW
from Maseru
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Maseru)
M 4.9 283 km N
from Leribe
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Maseru)
M 4.9 289 km N
from Leribe
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Maseru)
M 4.8 267 km NNW
from Maseru
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Maseru)
M 4.8 270 km N
from Leribe
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Maseru)
M 4.8 160 km NNW
from Maseru
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Maseru)
M 4.8 277 km NNW
from Maseru

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Lesotho

Earthquakes by region of Lesotho

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Lesotho.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Lesotho?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Lesotho on the afternoon of April 9, 2024 at 15:06 local time (Africa/Maseru). The center of this earthquake was located 285km north of Leribe at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Lesotho in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Lesotho?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Lesotho on the afternoon of October 31, 1919 at 17:36 local time (Africa/Maseru). The center of this earthquake was located 295km north-east of Leribe at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Lesotho since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Lesotho?

In the past 10 years, 114 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Lesotho. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 32 days.