Latest earthquakes near Phalaborwa, Limpopo today

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List of latest earthquakes near Phalaborwa.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 8, 2024 12:57
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 289 km NE
from Phalaborwa
Jun 7, 2024 11:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 120 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Jun 3, 2024 13:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 241 km SE
from Phalaborwa
May 11, 2024 19:07
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 96 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 217 km NE
from Phalaborwa
Apr 5, 2024 19:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 45 km NNE
from Phalaborwa
Mar 19, 2024 05:29
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 286 km W
from Phalaborwa
Mar 6, 2024 10:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 267 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Feb 15, 2024 16:49
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 68 km NE
from Phalaborwa
Jan 21, 2024 20:01
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 211 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
Jan 19, 2024 14:59
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 284 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Oct 16, 2023 04:01
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 128 km NNW
from Phalaborwa
Sep 5, 2023 00:14
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 203 km WNW
from Phalaborwa
Jul 11, 2023 16:54
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 240 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
Jul 1, 2023 07:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 77 km WNW
from Phalaborwa
Jun 30, 2023 13:07
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 282 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Jun 26, 2023 15:35
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 113 km WNW
from Phalaborwa
Jun 22, 2023 15:28
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 176 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
Jun 12, 2023 19:22
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 117 km E
from Phalaborwa
May 22, 2023 14:50
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 296 km W
from Phalaborwa
Mar 18, 2023 21:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 279 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Mar 6, 2023 20:07
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 80 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Mar 3, 2023 21:42
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 175 km NW
from Phalaborwa
Feb 9, 2023 13:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 151 km SSE
from Phalaborwa
Jan 13, 2023 03:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 277 km SW
from Phalaborwa

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Phalaborwa Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 5 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Phalaborwa, Limpopo in the past 10 years.

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

Magnitude Distribution

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

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 4.5
On Feb 16, 2018 14:04.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.1
On May 19, 1940 20:16.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Phalaborwa occurred on Feb 16, 2018 14:04 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.5 and struck 28 kilometers (17 mi) west-northwest of Phalaborwa, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Phalaborwa in the list below.

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

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List of strongest earthquakes near Phalaborwa.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 16, 2018 14:04
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 28 km WNW
from Phalaborwa
Jul 19, 2018 03:34
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 255 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
May 16, 2021 11:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 292 km NE
from Phalaborwa
Jan 21, 2024 20:01
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 211 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
Jun 12, 2016 05:39
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 26 km SW
from Phalaborwa

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Phalaborwa

Nearest earthquakes from Phalaborwa

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Phalaborwa.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 12, 2016 05:39
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 26 km SW
from Phalaborwa
Feb 16, 2018 14:04
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 28 km WNW
from Phalaborwa
Jan 21, 2024 20:01
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 211 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
Jul 19, 2018 03:34
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 255 km SSW
from Phalaborwa
May 16, 2021 11:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 292 km NE
from Phalaborwa

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Phalaborwa

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Phalaborwa, Limpopo?

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Phalaborwa 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 Phalaborwa, Limpopo in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Phalaborwa, Limpopo?

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Phalaborwa 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 Phalaborwa since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Phalaborwa, Limpopo?

In the past 10 years, 5 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Phalaborwa. This averages to 1 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 730 days.