Latest earthquakes near Orange Free State, South Africa today

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List of latest earthquakes near Orange Free State.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 7, 2024 13:32
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 265 km NE
from Kroonstad
Jun 7, 2024 13:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 257 km NE
from Kroonstad
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 59 km N
from Kroonstad
Jun 4, 2024 08:31
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 183 km NNE
from Welkom
May 31, 2024 19:20
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 191 km NNE
from Welkom
May 25, 2024 05:59
(Johannesburg)
M 3.7 55 km SSE
from Botshabelo
May 24, 2024 14:21
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 178 km NNE
from Welkom
May 22, 2024 18:11
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 197 km NNE
from Welkom
May 18, 2024 04:36
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 194 km NNE
from Welkom
May 17, 2024 01:17
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 96 km NNW
from Kroonstad
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 86 km NNW
from Kroonstad
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 219 km NNE
from Welkom
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 51 km NE
from Kroonstad
May 7, 2024 09:25
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 125 km N
from Welkom
Apr 30, 2024 17:47
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 31 km NNW
from Welkom
Apr 23, 2024 07:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.2 90 km NNW
from Kroonstad
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 58 km N
from Kroonstad
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 200 km NNE
from Welkom
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 87 km NNW
from Kroonstad
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 222 km NNE
from Welkom
Apr 2, 2024 17:38
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 254 km NE
from Kroonstad
Apr 1, 2024 19:05
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 151 km N
from Welkom
Mar 31, 2024 10:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.4 213 km NNE
from Welkom
Mar 27, 2024 01:23
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 226 km NNE
from Welkom
Mar 18, 2024 06:01
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 221 km NNE
from Welkom

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Orange Free State

Orange Free State 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 Orange Free State, 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 Orange Free State in 2018. A total of 18 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Orange Free State that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Orange Free State in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Orange Free State 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 Orange Free State (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 Orange Free State

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 Orange Free State occurred on Aug 5, 2014 12:22 local time (Africa/Johannesburg timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.4 and struck 110 kilometers (68 mi) north of Welkom, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Orange Free State in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.1 earthquake struck on Feb 20, 1912 15:03, 131 kilometers (81 mi) north of Welkom. It is the strongest earthquake near Orange Free State 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 Orange Free State, 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 Orange Free State.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Orange Free State.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 5, 2014 12:22
(Johannesburg)
M 5.4 110 km N
from Welkom
Apr 3, 2017 05:08
(Johannesburg)
M 5.2 119 km N
from Welkom
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 11 km SSE
from Welkom
Jun 11, 2023 02:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 231 km NE
from Welkom
Jun 15, 2014 16:16
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 110 km N
from Welkom
Mar 1, 2019 06:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 216 km NNE
from Welkom
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 185 km NNE
from Welkom
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 9 km ESE
from Welkom
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 111 km N
from Welkom
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 120 km N
from Welkom

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Orange Free State

Earthquakes by city in Orange Free State

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Orange Free State, South Africa.

Use this regional Orange Free State earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Kutloanong, Phuthaditjhaba, Bethlehem, Sasolburg, Bothaville, Parys, Viljoenskroon, Wesselsbron, Senekal, Thaba Nchu, Theunissen, Allanridge, Harrismith, Heilbron, Hennenman, Ladybrand and Reitz.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Orange Free State.

When was the last earthquake in Orange Free State, South Africa?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Orange Free State on the afternoon of June 7, 2024 at 13:32 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 265km north-east of Kroonstad at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Orange Free State, South Africa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Orange Free State, South Africa?

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Orange Free State on the afternoon of February 20, 1912 at 15:03 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 131km east-southeast of Welkom at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Orange Free State since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Orange Free State, South Africa?

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