Latest earthquakes near Eastern Cape, South Africa today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Eastern Cape, South Africa, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Eastern Cape? If an earthquake is happening right now near Eastern Cape (also known as KwaXhosa), it will show up within minutes.

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List of latest earthquakes near Eastern Cape.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 05:59
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 239 km N
from Queenstown
Mar 8, 2024 20:50
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 185 km NNE
from Queenstown
Mar 8, 2024 15:35
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 284 km SE
from East London
Mar 5, 2024 03:33
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 183 km NNE
from Queenstown
Feb 2, 2024 12:45
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 183 km NNE
from Queenstown
Jan 8, 2024 18:27
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 180 km NNE
from Queenstown
Dec 29, 2023 05:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 126 km NNE
from Mthatha
May 19, 2023 07:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 203 km NNW
from Mthatha
May 10, 2023 18:22
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 292 km WSW
from Port Elizabeth
Apr 28, 2023 01:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 110 km ESE
from East London
Apr 14, 2023 15:56
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 259 km NW
from Queenstown
Mar 30, 2023 08:54
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 241 km N
from Queenstown
Nov 23, 2022 19:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 242 km NW
from Queenstown
Nov 6, 2022 09:29
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 174 km NNE
from Mthatha
Aug 23, 2022 23:08
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 161 km NNE
from Mthatha
Oct 31, 2019 13:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 171 km NE
from Mthatha
Sep 15, 2017 15:31
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 259 km NNW
from Queenstown
Oct 18, 2016 08:25
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 288 km W
from Uitenhage
Sep 5, 2016 08:22
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 263 km NNE
from Queenstown
Aug 18, 2016 20:40
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 165 km N
from Mthatha

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
0 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.7
May 25, 2024 05:59

Average

A total of 6 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Eastern Cape, South Africa in the past 10 years.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Eastern Cape in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Eastern Cape 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 Eastern Cape (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 6 100.0%
Mag. 5 0 0.0%
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 Eastern Cape

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 4.5
On Nov 6, 2022 09:29.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 4.5
On Nov 6, 2022 09:29.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Eastern Cape occurred on Nov 6, 2022 09:29 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.5 and struck 174 kilometers (108 mi) north-northeast of Mthatha, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Eastern Cape in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Eastern Cape, South Africa 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 Eastern Cape.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Eastern Cape.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 6, 2022 09:29
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 174 km NNE
from Mthatha
Oct 18, 2016 08:25
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 288 km W
from Uitenhage
Aug 18, 2016 20:40
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 165 km N
from Mthatha
Sep 15, 2017 15:31
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 259 km NNW
from Queenstown
Sep 5, 2016 08:22
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 263 km NNE
from Queenstown
Oct 31, 2019 13:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 171 km NE
from Mthatha

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Eastern Cape

Earthquakes by city in Eastern Cape

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Use this regional Eastern Cape earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Grahamstown, Fort Beaufort, Aliwal North, Stutterheim, Butterworth, Cradock, Lady Frere, Queensdale, Kruisfontein, Middelburg, Port Alfred and Somerset East.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Eastern Cape, South Africa?

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Eastern Cape on the night of May 25, 2024 at 05:59 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 239km north of Queenstown at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Eastern Cape, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Eastern Cape, South Africa?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Eastern Cape on the morning of November 6, 2022 at 09:29 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 174km north-northeast of Mthatha at a depth of 10km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Eastern Cape since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Eastern Cape, South Africa?

In the past 10 years, 6 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Eastern Cape. This averages to 1 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 608 days.