Latest earthquakes near Gauteng, South Africa today

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List of latest earthquakes near Gauteng.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 98 km ESE
from Pretoria
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 83 km E
from Benoni
Jun 7, 2024 11:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 243 km ENE
from Pretoria
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 80 km SW
from Vereeniging
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 10 km SSE
from Carletonville
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 35 km WSW
from Soweto
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 13 km SSW
from Carletonville
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 6 km NE
from Carletonville
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 13 km E
from Carletonville
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 83 km SW
from Carletonville
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 84 km SW
from Carletonville
May 11, 2024 19:07
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 296 km ENE
from Pretoria
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 3 km SSE
from Randfontein
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 77 km SSW
from Vereeniging
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 91 km SW
from Carletonville
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 200 km SW
from Soweto
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 85 km SW
from Carletonville
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 87 km SW
from Vereeniging
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 7 km WSW
from Westonaria
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 133 km NW
from Pretoria
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 83 km SW
from Carletonville
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 4 km ESE
from Randfontein
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 86 km ESE
from Pretoria
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 58 km WSW
from Carletonville
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 11 km WSW
from Soweto

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Gauteng

Gauteng Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
10 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Jun 7, 2024 13:32

Average

A total of 108 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Gauteng, South Africa 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 Gauteng in 2018. A total of 19 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Gauteng that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Gauteng in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Gauteng 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 Gauteng (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 106 98.15%
Mag. 5 2 1.85%
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 Gauteng

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 Gauteng occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 140 kilometers (87 mi) south-west of Soweto, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Gauteng in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.3 earthquake struck on Oct 31, 1919 17:36, 278 kilometers (173 mi) south-west of Johannesburg. It is the strongest earthquake near Gauteng 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 Gauteng, 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 Gauteng.

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2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Gauteng.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 140 km SW
from Soweto
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 127 km SW
from Soweto
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 135 km SW
from Soweto
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 18 km SE
from Johannesburg
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 6 km WSW
from Soweto
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 226 km SSW
from Soweto
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 132 km SW
from Soweto
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 128 km SW
from Soweto
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 131 km SW
from Soweto
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 39 km SW
from Soweto

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Gauteng

Earthquakes by city in Gauteng

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

Use this regional Gauteng earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Midrand, Heidelberg, Edenvale, Ekangala, Bronkhorstspruit, Cullinan, Midstream and Riverlea.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Gauteng, South Africa?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Gauteng on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 98km east-southeast of Pretoria at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Gauteng, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Gauteng, South Africa?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Gauteng on the afternoon of October 31, 1919 at 17:36 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 278km east-southeast of Johannesburg at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Gauteng since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Gauteng, South Africa?

In the past 10 years, 108 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Gauteng. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 34 days.