Latest earthquakes near Zambia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Zambia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Feb 29, 2024 07:04
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 201 km NNW
from Kasama
Feb 2, 2024 05:23
(Lusaka)
M 4.3 190 km NNW
from Kasama
Jan 2, 2024 06:50
(Lusaka)
M 4.5 224 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Oct 29, 2023 03:35
(Lusaka)
M 4.6 104 km E
from Mansa
Oct 28, 2023 16:34
(Lusaka)
M 4.5 242 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Oct 26, 2023 21:00
(Lusaka)
M 5.2 244 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Jun 5, 2023 09:59
(Lusaka)
M 4.6 284 km WSW
from Livingstone
May 11, 2023 18:49
(Lusaka)
M 4.4 188 km WSW
from Kansanshi
May 8, 2023 18:05
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 195 km WSW
from Kansanshi
Apr 12, 2023 05:56
(Lusaka)
M 4.2 276 km NE
from Nchelenge
Nov 16, 2022 08:02
(Lusaka)
M 4.4 262 km NNW
from Kitwe
Sep 14, 2022 22:47
(Lusaka)
M 4.4 110 km WSW
from Nchelenge
Aug 2, 2022 22:02
(Lusaka)
M 4.1 154 km S
from Lusaka
Jul 12, 2022 04:11
(Lusaka)
M 4.4 211 km NE
from Mongu
May 24, 2022 11:14
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 269 km SSW
from Lusaka
Apr 2, 2022 04:20
(Lusaka)
M 4.3 251 km N
from Kasama
Apr 2, 2022 04:20
(Lusaka)
M 4.3 281 km NE
from Nchelenge
Mar 12, 2022 00:58
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 145 km W
from Kansanshi
Feb 24, 2022 20:59
(Lusaka)
M 4.5 231 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Jan 26, 2022 04:06
(Lusaka)
M 5.0 246 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Jan 14, 2022 11:08
(Lusaka)
M 4.4 286 km ENE
from Kasama
Jan 7, 2022 18:45
(Lusaka)
M 4.5 232 km E
from Chipata
Oct 15, 2021 07:49
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 215 km NNE
from Kasama
Aug 9, 2021 03:39
(Lusaka)
M 4.3 265 km SSW
from Lusaka
Feb 17, 2021 12:37
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 202 km WNW
from Nchelenge

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Zambia

Zambia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
7 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.7
Feb 29, 2024 07:04

Average

A total of 73 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Zambia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 7 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Zambia in 2022. A total of 12 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Zambia that year. The strongest had a 5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Zambia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Zambia 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 Zambia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 65 89.04%
Mag. 5 8 10.96%
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 Zambia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.9
On Feb 24, 2017 02:32.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7
On Jul 8, 1919 23:06.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Zambia occurred on Feb 24, 2017 02:32 local time (Africa/Lusaka timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck 174 kilometers (108 mi) north-east of Nchelenge, at a depth of 30 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Zambia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7 earthquake struck on Jul 8, 1919 23:06, 237 kilometers (147 mi) north-east of Kasama. It is the strongest earthquake near Zambia 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 Zambia 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 Zambia.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Zambia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Feb 24, 2017 02:32
(Lusaka)
M 5.9 174 km NE
from Nchelenge
Mar 21, 2019 11:15
(Lusaka)
M 5.5 275 km NNE
from Kasama
Nov 2, 2014 20:25
(Lusaka)
M 5.3 253 km NNE
from Ndola
Jun 24, 2017 04:38
(Lusaka)
M 5.2 165 km N
from Chipata
Oct 26, 2023 21:00
(Lusaka)
M 5.2 244 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Dec 31, 2014 21:47
(Lusaka)
M 5.1 294 km E
from Kasama
Aug 20, 2015 00:15
(Lusaka)
M 5.1 40 km SSW
from Nchelenge
Jan 26, 2022 04:06
(Lusaka)
M 5.0 246 km NNW
from Nchelenge
Feb 5, 2018 18:37
(Lusaka)
M 4.9 245 km WNW
from Nchelenge
May 26, 2019 22:16
(Lusaka)
M 4.7 216 km NW
from Kitwe

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Earthquakes by region of Zambia

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Zambia?

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Zambia on the morning of February 29, 2024 at 07:04 local time (Africa/Lusaka). The center of this earthquake was located 201km north-northwest of Kasama at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Zambia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Zambia?

A 7 magnitude earthquake hit near Zambia on the evening of July 8, 1919 at 23:06 local time (Africa/Lusaka). The center of this earthquake was located 237km north of Kasama at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Zambia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Zambia?

In the past 10 years, 73 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Zambia. This averages to 7 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 50 days.