Latest earthquakes near North-West, South Africa today

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List of latest earthquakes near North-West.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 140 km ESE
from Brits
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 146 km ESE
from Brits
Jun 7, 2024 11:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 276 km ENE
from Brits
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 49 km SSE
from Potchefstroom
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 44 km NE
from Potchefstroom
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 56 km NE
from Potchefstroom
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 36 km NE
from Potchefstroom
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 55 km NE
from Potchefstroom
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 56 km NE
from Potchefstroom
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 13 km ESE
from Klerksdorp
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 23 km ESE
from Klerksdorp
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 64 km S
from Brits
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 76 km SE
from Potchefstroom
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 46 km WSW
from Potchefstroom
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 95 km S
from Klerksdorp
Apr 27, 2024 10:52
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 231 km W
from Vryburg
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 17 km ESE
from Klerksdorp
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 48 km SSE
from Potchefstroom
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 63 km NE
from Potchefstroom
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 89 km N
from Rustenburg
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 22 km ESE
from Klerksdorp
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 63 km S
from Brits
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 129 km ESE
from Brits
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 22 km WNW
from Potchefstroom
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 73 km S
from Brits

Map of Latest Earthquakes near North-West

North-West 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 111 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of North-West, 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 North-West in 2018. A total of 19 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of North-West that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of North-West in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near North-West 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 North-West (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 109 98.2%
Mag. 5 2 1.8%
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 North-West

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.4
On Aug 5, 2014 12:22.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.1
On Feb 20, 1912 15:03.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near North-West occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 16 kilometers (10 mi) south-southeast of Klerksdorp, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near North-West in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.1 earthquake struck on Feb 20, 1912 15:03, 230 kilometers (143 mi) south-southeast of Klerksdorp. It is the strongest earthquake near North-West 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 North-West, 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 North-West.

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List of strongest earthquakes near North-West.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 16 km SSE
from Klerksdorp
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 15 km ESE
from Klerksdorp
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 18 km SSE
from Klerksdorp
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 86 km SSE
from Brits
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 72 km S
from Brits
Aug 12, 2017 04:37
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 279 km NW
from Rustenburg
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 136 km S
from Klerksdorp
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 12 km SE
from Klerksdorp
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 52 km ENE
from Potchefstroom
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 13 km ESE
from Klerksdorp

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near North-West

Earthquakes by city in North-West

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in North-West, South Africa.

Use this regional North-West earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Stilfontein, Ga-Rankuwa, Mmabatho, Schweizer-Reneke, Lichtenburg, Fochville, Wolmaransstad, Zeerust, Christiana and Bloemhof.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near North-West.

When was the last earthquake in North-West, South Africa?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near North-West on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 140km east-southeast of Brits at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near North-West, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near North-West, South Africa?

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit near North-West on the afternoon of February 20, 1912 at 15:03 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 230km south-southeast of Klerksdorp at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near North-West since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near North-West, South Africa?

In the past 10 years, 111 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from North-West. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 33 days.