Latest earthquakes near Mpumalanga, South Africa today

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List of latest earthquakes near Mpumalanga.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 15 km SW
from Witbank
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 27 km SSW
from Witbank
Jun 7, 2024 11:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 105 km NW
from Nelspruit
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 188 km WSW
from eMbalenhle
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 192 km WSW
from Witbank
Jun 3, 2024 13:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 165 km E
from Nelspruit
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 179 km WSW
from Witbank
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 200 km WSW
from Witbank
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 186 km WSW
from Witbank
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 179 km WSW
from Witbank
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 267 km WSW
from Witbank
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 264 km WSW
from Witbank
May 11, 2024 19:07
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 77 km N
from Nelspruit
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 157 km WSW
from Witbank
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 173 km WSW
from eMbalenhle
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 278 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 273 km WSW
from eMbalenhle
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 268 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 195 km WSW
from eMbalenhle
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 173 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 224 km WNW
from Witbank
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 264 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 153 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 5, 2024 19:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 215 km N
from Nelspruit
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 27 km WSW
from Witbank

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 110 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Mpumalanga, South Africa in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 11 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Mpumalanga in 2018. A total of 20 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Mpumalanga that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Mpumalanga in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Mpumalanga 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 Mpumalanga (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 108 98.18%
Mag. 5 2 1.82%
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 Mpumalanga

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 Mpumalanga occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 281 kilometers (175 mi) west-southwest of Witbank, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Mpumalanga in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.3 earthquake struck on Oct 31, 1919 17:36, 171 kilometers (106 mi) west-southwest of eMbalenhle. It is the strongest earthquake near Mpumalanga 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 Mpumalanga, 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 Mpumalanga.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Mpumalanga.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 281 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 268 km WSW
from Witbank
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 276 km WSW
from Witbank
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 150 km WSW
from Witbank
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 93 km WNW
from eMbalenhle
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 282 km SW
from eMbalenhle
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 273 km WSW
from Witbank
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 269 km WSW
from Witbank
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 271 km WSW
from Witbank
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 275 km SW
from eMbalenhle

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Mpumalanga

Earthquakes by city in Mpumalanga

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

Use this regional Mpumalanga earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Delmas, Piet Retief, Standerton, Barberton, Bethal, Balfour, Volksrust, Ermelo, Driefontein, Siyabuswa, Lydenburg, Komatipoort, Secunda, White River, Hendrina and Kriel.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Mpumalanga, South Africa?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Mpumalanga on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 15km southwest of Witbank at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Mpumalanga, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Mpumalanga, South Africa?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Mpumalanga on the afternoon of October 31, 1919 at 17:36 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 171km east-southeast of eMbalenhle at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Mpumalanga since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Mpumalanga, South Africa?

In the past 10 years, 110 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Mpumalanga. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 33 days.