Latest earthquakes near Soweto, Gauteng today

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List of latest earthquakes near Soweto.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 131 km ENE
from Soweto
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 130 km E
from Soweto
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 111 km SSW
from Soweto
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 48 km WSW
from Soweto
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 35 km WSW
from Soweto
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 56 km WSW
from Soweto
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 42 km W
from Soweto
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 35 km WSW
from Soweto
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 126 km WSW
from Soweto
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 124 km SW
from Soweto
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 16 km WNW
from Soweto
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 117 km SSW
from Soweto
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 135 km WSW
from Soweto
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 200 km SW
from Soweto
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 127 km SW
from Soweto
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 115 km SSW
from Soweto
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 29 km WSW
from Soweto
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 166 km NNW
from Soweto
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 124 km SW
from Soweto
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 14 km WNW
from Soweto
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 118 km ENE
from Soweto
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 103 km WSW
from Soweto
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 11 km WSW
from Soweto
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 10 km NNW
from Soweto
Mar 19, 2024 05:29
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 298 km N
from Soweto

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Soweto

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

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

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 Soweto 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 Soweto in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.3 earthquake struck on Oct 31, 1919 17:36, 291 kilometers (181 mi) south-west of Soweto. It is the strongest earthquake near Soweto 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 Soweto, 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 Soweto.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Soweto.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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 31 km ESE
from Soweto
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 4.8 134 km SW
from Soweto
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 39 km SW
from Soweto

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Soweto

Nearest earthquakes from Soweto

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Soweto.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jan 23, 2018 21:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 4 km WSW
from Soweto
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 6 km WSW
from Soweto
Feb 20, 2018 19:23
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 8 km SSW
from Soweto
Jul 22, 2023 18:46
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 13 km W
from Soweto
Feb 17, 2018 07:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 21 km SSW
from Soweto
Dec 11, 2022 18:20
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 25 km SSW
from Soweto
Jun 12, 2021 04:21
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 28 km SW
from Soweto
Feb 7, 2017 16:02
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 28 km W
from Soweto
Mar 5, 2022 19:02
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 27 km SW
from Soweto
Feb 25, 2015 19:13
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 28 km WSW
from Soweto

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Soweto

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Soweto, Gauteng?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Soweto on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 131km east-northeast of Soweto at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Soweto, Gauteng in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Soweto, Gauteng?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Soweto on the afternoon of October 31, 1919 at 17:36 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 291km east-southeast of Soweto at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Soweto since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Soweto, Gauteng?

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