Latest earthquakes near Rustenburg, North-West today

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List of latest earthquakes near Rustenburg.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 192 km E
from Rustenburg
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 197 km ESE
from Rustenburg
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 162 km S
from Rustenburg
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 89 km SSE
from Rustenburg
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 89 km SSE
from Rustenburg
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 90 km S
from Rustenburg
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 76 km SSE
from Rustenburg
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 85 km SSE
from Rustenburg
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 142 km SSW
from Rustenburg
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 148 km SSW
from Rustenburg
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 76 km SE
from Rustenburg
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 181 km S
from Rustenburg
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 144 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 234 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 146 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 163 km S
from Rustenburg
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 82 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Apr 8, 2024 14:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 89 km N
from Rustenburg
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 146 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 77 km SE
from Rustenburg
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 180 km E
from Rustenburg
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 112 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 86 km SE
from Rustenburg
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 81 km SE
from Rustenburg
Mar 19, 2024 05:29
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 254 km NNE
from Rustenburg

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Rustenburg

Rustenburg 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 108 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Rustenburg, 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 Rustenburg in 2018. A total of 19 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Rustenburg that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Rustenburg in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Rustenburg 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 Rustenburg (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 106 98.15%
Mag. 5 2 1.85%
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 Rustenburg

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.4
On Aug 5, 2014 12:22.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 5.4
On Aug 5, 2014 12:22.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Rustenburg occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 156 kilometers (97 mi) south-southwest of Rustenburg, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Rustenburg in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Rustenburg, 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 Rustenburg.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Rustenburg.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 156 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 145 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 155 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Aug 12, 2017 04:37
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 279 km NW
from Rustenburg
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 117 km SE
from Rustenburg
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 88 km SE
from Rustenburg
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 271 km S
from Rustenburg
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 145 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 148 km SSW
from Rustenburg
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 96 km SSE
from Rustenburg

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Rustenburg

Nearest earthquakes from Rustenburg

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Rustenburg, 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 Rustenburg.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jul 12, 2015 17:39
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 46 km ENE
from Rustenburg
Feb 7, 2017 16:02
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 78 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Mar 5, 2016 04:31
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 81 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Aug 25, 2014 18:20
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 82 km S
from Rustenburg
Sep 25, 2014 23:07
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 82 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Feb 10, 2020 19:13
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 85 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Jan 21, 2018 09:12
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 85 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Sep 21, 2014 21:52
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 85 km SSE
from Rustenburg
Jul 22, 2023 18:46
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 85 km SE
from Rustenburg
Aug 31, 2014 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 84 km S
from Rustenburg

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Rustenburg

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Rustenburg on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 192km east of Rustenburg at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Rustenburg, North-West in the past hours.

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

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Rustenburg on the afternoon of August 5, 2014 at 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 156km south-southwest of Rustenburg at a depth of 5km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Rustenburg since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 108 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Rustenburg. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 34 days.