Latest earthquakes near Johannesburg, Gauteng today

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List of latest earthquakes near Johannesburg.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 112 km ENE
from Johannesburg
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 111 km E
from Johannesburg
Jun 7, 2024 11:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 282 km NE
from Johannesburg
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 127 km SW
from Johannesburg
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 68 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 55 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 76 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 61 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 55 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 145 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 144 km SW
from Johannesburg
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 33 km W
from Johannesburg
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 130 km SSW
from Johannesburg
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 155 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 217 km SW
from Johannesburg
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 146 km SW
from Johannesburg
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 132 km SW
from Johannesburg
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 49 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 166 km NNW
from Johannesburg
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 143 km SW
from Johannesburg
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 30 km W
from Johannesburg
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 98 km ENE
from Johannesburg
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 123 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 31 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 23 km W
from Johannesburg

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Johannesburg

Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg, Gauteng 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 Johannesburg in 2018. A total of 19 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Johannesburg that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Johannesburg in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg (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 Johannesburg

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 Johannesburg occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 159 kilometers (99 mi) south-west of Johannesburg, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg, Gauteng 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 Johannesburg.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Johannesburg.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 159 km SW
from Johannesburg
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 146 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 155 km SW
from Johannesburg
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 18 km SE
from Johannesburg
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 26 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 242 km SSW
from Johannesburg
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 151 km WSW
from Johannesburg
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 147 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 153 km SW
from Johannesburg
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 58 km WSW
from Johannesburg

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Nearest earthquakes from Johannesburg

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Johannesburg, Gauteng. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Johannesburg.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 18 km SE
from Johannesburg
Jul 30, 2021 06:34
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 23 km SE
from Johannesburg
Jan 23, 2018 21:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 24 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Feb 20, 2018 19:23
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 26 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 26 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Jul 22, 2023 18:46
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 33 km WSW
from Johannesburg
Feb 17, 2018 07:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 37 km SW
from Johannesburg
Dec 11, 2022 18:20
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 40 km SW
from Johannesburg
Oct 27, 2021 11:01
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 42 km ESE
from Johannesburg
Mar 5, 2022 19:02
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 46 km SW
from Johannesburg

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Johannesburg, Gauteng?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Johannesburg on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 112km east-northeast of Johannesburg at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Johannesburg, Gauteng in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Johannesburg, Gauteng?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Johannesburg, Gauteng?

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