Latest earthquakes near Welkom, Orange Free State today

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List of latest earthquakes near Welkom.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 5, 2024 02:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 109 km NNE
from Welkom
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 3.7 198 km S
from Welkom
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 3.0 122 km N
from Welkom
May 15, 2024 10:26
(Johannesburg)
M 3.5 115 km N
from Welkom
May 8, 2024 20:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 219 km NNE
from Welkom
May 7, 2024 13:12
(Johannesburg)
M 3.6 111 km NE
from Welkom
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 3.2 117 km N
from Welkom
Apr 19, 2024 23:15
(Johannesburg)
M 3.3 105 km NNE
from Welkom
Apr 9, 2024 15:06
(Johannesburg)
M 3.1 200 km NNE
from Welkom
Apr 8, 2024 03:43
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 116 km N
from Welkom
Apr 7, 2024 23:53
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 222 km NNE
from Welkom
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
Mar 8, 2024 20:50
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 274 km SSE
from Welkom
Mar 5, 2024 03:33
(Johannesburg)
M 3.0 279 km SSE
from Welkom
Mar 2, 2024 15:55
(Johannesburg)
M 3.8 291 km N
from Welkom

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Welkom Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
11 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3
Jun 5, 2024 02:15

Average

A total of 110 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Welkom, Orange Free State 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 Welkom in 2018. A total of 18 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Welkom that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Welkom in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Welkom 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 Welkom (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 108 98.18%
Mag. 5 2 1.82%
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 Welkom

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 Welkom 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 Welkom 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 Welkom 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 Welkom, Orange Free State 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 Welkom.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Welkom.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
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 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
Jul 17, 2022 11:19
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 108 km N
from Welkom
Mar 7, 2019 11:32
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 185 km NNE
from Welkom
May 6, 2020 06:59
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 120 km N
from Welkom
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 9 km ESE
from Welkom

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Nearest earthquakes from Welkom

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Welkom, Orange Free State. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Welkom.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 28, 2017 07:22
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 5 km ENE
from Welkom
Jul 14, 2021 12:38
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 7 km SW
from Welkom
Jun 27, 2023 17:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.2 8 km N
from Welkom
Mar 1, 2015 21:11
(Johannesburg)
M 4.8 9 km ESE
from Welkom
Jun 15, 2022 05:23
(Johannesburg)
M 4.6 10 km N
from Welkom
Jan 25, 2020 13:39
(Johannesburg)
M 4.5 12 km S
from Welkom
Mar 22, 2019 02:30
(Johannesburg)
M 4.9 11 km SSE
from Welkom
Jul 19, 2016 11:20
(Johannesburg)
M 4.3 14 km SE
from Welkom
Jan 10, 2015 07:00
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 22 km NW
from Welkom
Jul 23, 2019 09:56
(Johannesburg)
M 4.4 27 km SSW
from Welkom

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Welkom

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Welkom, Orange Free State?

A 3 magnitude earthquake hit near Welkom on the night of June 5, 2024 at 02:15 local time (Africa/Johannesburg). The center of this earthquake was located 109km north-northeast of Welkom at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Welkom, Orange Free State in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Welkom, Orange Free State?

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Welkom 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 Welkom since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Welkom, Orange Free State?

In the past 10 years, 110 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Welkom. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 33 days.