Latest earthquakes near Witbank, Mpumalanga today

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List of latest earthquakes near Witbank.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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 3.1 168 km NE
from Witbank
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 238 km SW
from Witbank
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 192 km WSW
from Witbank
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 3.5 210 km NE
from Witbank
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 157 km WSW
from Witbank
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 230 km SW
from Witbank
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 278 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 268 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 245 km SW
from Witbank
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 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 27 km WSW
from Witbank
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 247 km WSW
from Witbank
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 155 km WSW
from Witbank
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 146 km WSW
from Witbank

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Witbank

Witbank Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 97 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Witbank, Mpumalanga in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 9 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Witbank in 2018. A total of 19 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Witbank that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Witbank in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Witbank 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 Witbank (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 95 97.94%
Mag. 5 2 2.06%
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 Witbank

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 Witbank 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 Witbank in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.3 earthquake struck on Oct 31, 1919 17:36, 209 kilometers (130 mi) west-southwest of Witbank. It is the strongest earthquake near Witbank 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 Witbank, Mpumalanga 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 Witbank.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Witbank.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 150 km WSW
from Witbank
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 119 km WSW
from Witbank
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 276 km WSW
from Witbank
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 274 km WSW
from Witbank
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 181 km WSW
from Witbank
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 269 km WSW
from Witbank
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 273 km WSW
from Witbank
Aug 19, 2022 20:24
(Johannesburg)
M 4.7 277 km WSW
from Witbank

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Witbank

Nearest earthquakes from Witbank

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Witbank.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 26, 2018 01:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 73 km SSW
from Witbank
Mar 14, 2022 00:07
(Johannesburg)
M 4.7 78 km SSW
from Witbank
Jul 19, 2018 03:34
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 95 km ESE
from Witbank
Oct 27, 2021 11:01
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 98 km SW
from Witbank
Jan 21, 2024 20:01
(Johannesburg)
M 4.1 106 km ENE
from Witbank
Jul 30, 2021 06:34
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 113 km WSW
from Witbank
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 119 km WSW
from Witbank
Jan 23, 2018 21:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 149 km WSW
from Witbank
Feb 20, 2018 19:23
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 150 km WSW
from Witbank
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 150 km WSW
from Witbank

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Witbank

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Witbank, Mpumalanga?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Witbank 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 Witbank, Mpumalanga in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Witbank, Mpumalanga?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Witbank on the afternoon of October 31, 1919 at 17:36 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 209km south-east of Witbank at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Witbank since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Witbank, Mpumalanga?

In the past 10 years, 97 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Witbank. This averages to 10 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 38 days.