Latest earthquakes near Malawi today

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List of latest earthquakes near Malawi.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 28, 2022 06:28
(Blantyre)
M 4.0 132 km SSE
from Blantyre
Jul 22, 2022 10:44
(Blantyre)
M 4.1 81 km E
from Mzuzu
Apr 7, 2022 12:43
(Blantyre)
M 4.9 139 km SSE
from Blantyre
Jan 14, 2022 11:08
(Blantyre)
M 4.4 176 km N
from Mzuzu
Jan 14, 2022 11:08
(Blantyre)
M 4.4 208 km N
from Mzuzu
Jan 7, 2022 18:45
(Blantyre)
M 4.5 105 km E
from Lilongwe
Dec 16, 2021 16:04
(Blantyre)
M 4.4 63 km E
from Mzuzu
Feb 1, 2021 03:29
(Blantyre)
M 4.3 73 km ESE
from Mzuzu
Oct 29, 2020 19:26
(Blantyre)
M 4.2 108 km E
from Lilongwe
Aug 30, 2020 06:06
(Blantyre)
M 4.5 225 km S
from Blantyre
Aug 24, 2020 10:32
(Blantyre)
M 4.4 68 km ENE
from Mzuzu
Aug 24, 2020 09:03
(Blantyre)
M 5.0 70 km ENE
from Mzuzu
Jun 5, 2020 13:50
(Blantyre)
M 4.5 225 km W
from Lilongwe
Apr 16, 2020 01:23
(Blantyre)
M 4.4 294 km WNW
from Mzuzu
Mar 11, 2020 08:19
(Blantyre)
M 4.2 50 km S
from Mzuzu
Jan 27, 2020 03:45
(Blantyre)
M 4.4 182 km SSE
from Blantyre
Dec 27, 2019 00:07
(Blantyre)
M 4.2 139 km SSE
from Blantyre
Dec 18, 2019 18:04
(Blantyre)
M 4.2 64 km NNE
from Mzuzu
Jan 17, 2019 00:31
(Blantyre)
M 4.1 144 km S
from Blantyre
Apr 23, 2018 18:17
(Blantyre)
M 4.7 181 km NNE
from Lilongwe
Apr 7, 2018 10:55
(Blantyre)
M 4.3 145 km WNW
from Mzuzu
Apr 6, 2018 14:43
(Blantyre)
M 4.1 121 km SSE
from Blantyre
Mar 18, 2018 04:01
(Blantyre)
M 4.1 142 km SSE
from Blantyre
Mar 17, 2018 17:12
(Blantyre)
M 4.8 121 km SSE
from Blantyre
Mar 8, 2018 11:52
(Blantyre)
M 4.9 127 km SSE
from Blantyre

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Malawi

Malawi Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
4 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4
Dec 28, 2022 06:28

Average

A total of 41 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Malawi in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 4 earthquakes per year

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Malawi in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Malawi 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 Malawi (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 35 85.37%
Mag. 5 6 14.63%
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 Malawi

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.5
On Mar 8, 2018 10:49.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On May 1, 1919 07:05.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Malawi occurred on Mar 8, 2018 10:49 local time (Africa/Blantyre timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.5 and struck 117 kilometers (73 mi) south-southeast of Blantyre, at a depth of 17 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Malawi in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on May 1, 1919 07:05, 111 kilometers (69 mi) south-southeast of Mzuzu. It is the strongest earthquake near Malawi 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 Malawi 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 Malawi.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Malawi.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 8, 2018 10:49
(Blantyre)
M 5.5 117 km SSE
from Blantyre
Dec 31, 2014 21:47
(Blantyre)
M 5.2 195 km N
from Mzuzu
Jun 24, 2017 04:38
(Blantyre)
M 5.2 235 km NNW
from Lilongwe
Feb 10, 2017 18:43
(Blantyre)
M 5.1 245 km SSE
from Blantyre
Dec 31, 2014 21:47
(Blantyre)
M 5.1 161 km N
from Mzuzu
Aug 24, 2020 09:03
(Blantyre)
M 5.0 70 km ENE
from Mzuzu
Apr 7, 2022 12:43
(Blantyre)
M 4.9 139 km SSE
from Blantyre
Mar 8, 2018 11:52
(Blantyre)
M 4.9 127 km SSE
from Blantyre
Mar 17, 2018 17:12
(Blantyre)
M 4.8 121 km SSE
from Blantyre
Apr 23, 2018 18:17
(Blantyre)
M 4.7 181 km NNE
from Lilongwe

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Malawi

Earthquakes by region of Malawi

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Malawi?

A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Malawi on the morning of December 28, 2022 at 06:28 local time (Africa/Blantyre). The center of this earthquake was located 132km south-southeast of Blantyre at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Malawi in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Malawi?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Malawi on the morning of May 1, 1919 at 07:05 local time (Africa/Blantyre). The center of this earthquake was located 111km west-northwest of Mzuzu at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Malawi since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Malawi?

In the past 10 years, 41 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Malawi. This averages to 4 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 89 days.