Latest earthquakes near Tanzania today

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List of latest earthquakes near Tanzania.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 7, 2023 02:04
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 76 km SSE
from Singida
Nov 6, 2023 04:51
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.0 177 km S
from Kigoma
Nov 1, 2023 08:27
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.4 80 km S
from Singida
Oct 26, 2023 22:00
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.2 328 km SW
from Kigoma
Oct 16, 2023 01:16
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.0 82 km SSE
from Singida
Sep 24, 2023 17:21
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.5 281 km N
from Kigoma
Sep 23, 2023 19:52
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.7 56 km SSE
from Kigoma
Sep 17, 2023 21:09
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 64 km SSE
from Singida
Sep 5, 2023 18:42
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.1 72 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 28, 2023 16:00
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 70 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 27, 2023 16:53
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.7 64 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 27, 2023 14:00
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.6 71 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 25, 2023 01:01
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.6 256 km WNW
from Bukoba
Aug 24, 2023 17:32
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.2 57 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 20, 2023 01:01
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.1 67 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 14, 2023 18:12
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 62 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 14, 2023 18:12
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 62 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 13, 2023 23:13
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.2 65 km S
from Singida
Aug 13, 2023 21:38
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.2 66 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 11, 2023 20:22
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.5 60 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 10, 2023 05:24
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 71 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 9, 2023 02:15
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.4 62 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 9, 2023 01:58
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.3 64 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 9, 2023 01:32
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.5 74 km SSE
from Singida
Aug 8, 2023 23:28
(Dar es Salaam)
M 4.8 57 km SSE
from Singida

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Tanzania

Recent Tanzania Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Tanzania. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Tanzania and elsewhere.

Tanzania Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
28 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.3
Nov 7, 2023 02:04

Average

A total of 287 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Tanzania in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 28 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Tanzania roughly every 12 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Tanzania in 2023. A total of 59 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Tanzania that year. The strongest had a 5.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Tanzania in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Tanzania 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 Tanzania (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 261 90.94%
Mag. 5 25 8.71%
Mag. 6 1 0.35%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Tanzania

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6
On Aug 12, 2020 20:13.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7
On Jul 8, 1919 23:36.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Tanzania occurred on Aug 12, 2020 20:13 local time (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam timezone). It had a magnitude of 6 and struck 82 kilometers (51 mi) south-east of Dar es Salaam, at a depth of 18 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Tanzania in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7 earthquake struck on Jul 8, 1919 23:36, 17 kilometers (11 mi) south-east of Sumbawanga. It is the strongest earthquake near Tanzania in the past 123 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

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

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List of strongest earthquakes near Tanzania.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 12, 2020 20:13
(Dar es Salaam)
M 6.0 82 km SE
from Dar es Salaam
Feb 24, 2017 03:32
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.9 182 km WSW
from Sumbawanga
Sep 10, 2016 15:27
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.9 39 km NW
from Bukoba
Mar 21, 2019 12:15
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.5 55 km E
from Sumbawanga
Aug 8, 2023 18:31
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.5 73 km SSE
from Singida
Sep 9, 2019 03:38
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.4 39 km WSW
from Mpanda
Apr 29, 2017 13:53
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.3 144 km SSE
from Kigoma
Jul 30, 2017 10:02
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.3 257 km WNW
from Bukoba
Apr 12, 2016 18:16
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.2 148 km ESE
from Mtwara
Dec 31, 2014 22:47
(Dar es Salaam)
M 5.2 107 km SSE
from Mbeya

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Tanzania

Earthquakes by region of Tanzania

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Tanzania?

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Tanzania on the night of November 7, 2023 at 02:04 local time (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). The center of this earthquake was located 76km south-southeast of Singida at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Tanzania in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Tanzania?

A 7 magnitude earthquake hit near Tanzania on the evening of July 8, 1919 at 23:36 local time (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). The center of this earthquake was located 17km south-southwest of Sumbawanga at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Tanzania since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Tanzania?

In the past 10 years, 287 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Tanzania. This averages to 29 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 13 days.