Latest earthquakes near Northern Cape, South Africa today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Northern Cape, South Africa, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Northern Cape? If an earthquake is happening right now near Northern Cape, it will show up within minutes.

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List of latest earthquakes near Northern Cape.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 05:59
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 232 km ESE
from Kimberley
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 287 km NE
from Kimberley
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 286 km NE
from Kimberley
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 281 km NE
from Kimberley
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 217 km ENE
from Kimberley
Apr 27, 2024 10:52
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 199 km NE
from Upington
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 285 km NE
from Kimberley
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 300 km NE
from Kimberley
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 287 km NE
from Kimberley
Mar 2, 2024 02:42
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 63 km SSE
from Upington
Jan 23, 2024 19:18
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 279 km NE
from Kimberley
Jan 4, 2024 07:07
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 278 km NE
from Kimberley
Dec 11, 2023 08:50
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 276 km N
from Kimberley
Dec 1, 2023 22:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 217 km ENE
from Kimberley
Nov 18, 2023 18:14
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 267 km NE
from Kimberley
Nov 17, 2023 07:50
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 266 km NE
from Kimberley
Oct 28, 2023 10:19
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 215 km ENE
from Kimberley
Oct 12, 2023 23:39
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 271 km NE
from Kimberley
Sep 14, 2023 07:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 210 km ENE
from Kimberley
Aug 26, 2023 16:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 90 km NNW
from Postmasburg
Aug 2, 2023 16:47
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 279 km NE
from Kimberley
Jul 25, 2023 17:02
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 263 km N
from Postmasburg
Jul 16, 2023 09:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 95 km S
from Postmasburg
Jun 27, 2023 17:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 214 km ENE
from Kimberley
Jun 16, 2023 09:35
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 7 km SSE
from Postmasburg

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Northern Cape

Northern Cape Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
5 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.7
May 25, 2024 05:59

Average

A total of 52 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Northern Cape, South Africa in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 5 earthquakes per year

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Northern Cape in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Northern Cape 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 Northern Cape (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 50 96.15%
Mag. 5 2 3.85%
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 Northern Cape

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 Northern Cape occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 272 kilometers (169 mi) north-east of Kimberley, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Northern Cape in the list below.

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

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List of strongest earthquakes near Northern Cape.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 272 km NE
from Kimberley
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 285 km NE
from Kimberley
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 276 km NE
from Kimberley
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 212 km ENE
from Kimberley
Dec 6, 2020 03:05
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 281 km NE
from Kimberley
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 218 km ENE
from Kimberley
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 285 km NE
from Kimberley
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 280 km NE
from Kimberley
Aug 30, 2014 23:09
(Johannesburg)
M 4.7 290 km NE
from Kimberley
Aug 19, 2022 20:24
(Johannesburg)
M 4.7 278 km NE
from Kimberley

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Northern Cape

Earthquakes by city in Northern Cape

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

Use this regional Northern Cape earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Pampierstad and Warrenton.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Northern Cape, South Africa?

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Northern Cape on the night of May 25, 2024 at 05:59 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 232km east-southeast of Kimberley at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Northern Cape, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Northern Cape, South Africa?

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Northern Cape on the afternoon of August 5, 2014 at 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 272km north-east of Kimberley at a depth of 5km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Northern Cape since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Northern Cape, South Africa?

In the past 10 years, 52 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Northern Cape. This averages to 5 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 70 days.