Latest earthquakes near Potchefstroom, North-West today

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List of latest earthquakes near Potchefstroom.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 219 km ENE
from Potchefstroom
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 215 km ENE
from Potchefstroom
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 35 km WSW
from Potchefstroom
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 35 km SW
from Potchefstroom
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 83 km NE
from Potchefstroom
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 4.4 119 km SSW
from Potchefstroom
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 36 km SW
from Potchefstroom
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 3.0 207 km N
from Potchefstroom
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 34 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 86 km NE
from Potchefstroom
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 206 km ENE
from Potchefstroom
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 22 km WNW
from Potchefstroom
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 80 km NE
from Potchefstroom
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 92 km NE
from Potchefstroom
Mar 18, 2024 06:01
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 86 km NE
from Potchefstroom

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 106 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Potchefstroom, North-West in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 10 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Potchefstroom in 2018. A total of 18 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Potchefstroom that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Potchefstroom in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Potchefstroom 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 Potchefstroom (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 104 98.11%
Mag. 5 2 1.89%
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 Potchefstroom

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 Potchefstroom occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 50 kilometers (31 mi) south-west of Potchefstroom, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Potchefstroom in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.1 earthquake struck on Feb 20, 1912 15:03, 225 kilometers (140 mi) south-west of Potchefstroom. It is the strongest earthquake near Potchefstroom 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 Potchefstroom, North-West 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 Potchefstroom.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Potchefstroom.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 50 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 37 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 45 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 85 km NE
from Potchefstroom
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 114 km ENE
from Potchefstroom
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 153 km S
from Potchefstroom
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 41 km SW
from Potchefstroom
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 37 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 52 km ENE
from Potchefstroom
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 145 km S
from Potchefstroom

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Potchefstroom

Nearest earthquakes from Potchefstroom

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Potchefstroom, North-West. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Potchefstroom.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Sep 17, 2021 07:33
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 25 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Feb 6, 2015 02:48
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 27 km S
from Potchefstroom
Oct 27, 2018 07:39
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 30 km SSW
from Potchefstroom
Aug 30, 2014 23:09
(Johannesburg)
M 4.7 32 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Feb 16, 2022 14:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 34 km NNE
from Potchefstroom
Aug 14, 2021 10:50
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 33 km NE
from Potchefstroom
Oct 31, 2016 07:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 36 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 37 km SW
from Potchefstroom
Jun 13, 2017 01:53
(Johannesburg)
M 4.0 37 km SW
from Potchefstroom
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 37 km SW
from Potchefstroom

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Potchefstroom

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Potchefstroom, North-West?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Potchefstroom on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 219km east-northeast of Potchefstroom at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Potchefstroom, North-West in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Potchefstroom, North-West?

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Potchefstroom on the afternoon of February 20, 1912 at 15:03 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 225km south-southeast of Potchefstroom at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Potchefstroom since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Potchefstroom, North-West?

In the past 10 years, 106 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Potchefstroom. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 34 days.