Latest earthquakes near Limpopo, South Africa today

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List of latest earthquakes near Limpopo.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 8, 2024 12:57
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 289 km NE
from Phalaborwa
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 198 km S
from Mokopane
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 212 km S
from Mokopane
Jun 7, 2024 11:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 126 km SE
from Polokwane
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 297 km SSW
from Mokopane
Jun 3, 2024 13:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 241 km SE
from Phalaborwa
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 288 km SSW
from Mokopane
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 284 km SSW
from Mokopane
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 285 km SSW
from Mokopane
May 11, 2024 19:07
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 96 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 259 km SSW
from Mokopane
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 217 km NE
from Phalaborwa
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 279 km SSW
from Mokopane
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 189 km WSW
from Mokopane
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 257 km SSW
from Mokopane
Apr 5, 2024 19:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 45 km NNE
from Phalaborwa
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 201 km S
from Mokopane
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 265 km SSW
from Mokopane
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 252 km SSW
from Mokopane
Mar 19, 2024 05:29
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 92 km NW
from Mokopane
Mar 18, 2024 06:01
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 258 km SSW
from Mokopane
Mar 6, 2024 10:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 147 km S
from Mokopane
Mar 2, 2024 15:55
(Johannesburg)
M 3.8 278 km WSW
from Mokopane
Feb 18, 2024 07:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 289 km SSW
from Mokopane
Feb 15, 2024 16:49
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 68 km NE
from Phalaborwa

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Limpopo

Limpopo Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
5 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.3
Jun 8, 2024 12:57

Average

A total of 55 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Limpopo, South Africa in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 5 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Limpopo in 2018. A total of 13 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Limpopo that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Limpopo in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Limpopo 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 Limpopo (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 55 100.0%
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 Limpopo

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 4.9
On Jun 11, 2023 02:38.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.1
On May 19, 1940 20:16.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Limpopo occurred on Jun 11, 2023 02:38 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.9 and struck 252 kilometers (157 mi) south-southwest of Mokopane, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Limpopo in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.1 earthquake struck on May 19, 1940 20:16, 216 kilometers (134 mi) south-southwest of Phalaborwa. It is the strongest earthquake near Limpopo 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 Limpopo, 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 Limpopo.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Limpopo.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 252 km SSW
from Mokopane
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 262 km SSW
from Mokopane
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 294 km SSW
from Mokopane
Mar 14, 2022 00:07
(Johannesburg)
M 4.7 258 km S
from Mokopane
Mar 24, 2016 18:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 292 km SSW
from Mokopane
Nov 26, 2018 01:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 257 km S
from Mokopane
Mar 28, 2018 08:22
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 294 km SSW
from Mokopane
Jun 12, 2015 01:27
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 291 km SSW
from Mokopane
Jan 10, 2015 01:41
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 285 km SSW
from Mokopane
Aug 31, 2014 16:40
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 286 km SSW
from Mokopane

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Limpopo

Earthquakes by city in Limpopo

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

Use this regional Limpopo earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Warmbaths, Louis Trichardt, Thohoyandou, Giyani, Lebowakgomo, Nkowakowa, Duiwelskloof, Modimolle and Tzaneen.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Limpopo, South Africa?

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Limpopo on the afternoon of June 8, 2024 at 12:57 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 289km north-east of Phalaborwa at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Limpopo, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Limpopo, South Africa?

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Limpopo on the evening of May 19, 1940 at 20:16 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 216km north-east of Phalaborwa at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Limpopo since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Limpopo, South Africa?

In the past 10 years, 55 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Limpopo. This averages to 6 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 66 days.