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Latest earthquakes in South Dakota, USA

Updated: Nov 18, 2022 16:56 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 14 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 45 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 21 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Since 1900, South Dakota has had 1 quake of magnitude 5.1, 14 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 45 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 21 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 2.2 | 6 Km W of Hot Springs, South Dakota -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.1 | Cherry County, Nepalaka, 13 mi S of Martin, Benet County, South Dakota, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 2.2 or higher (81 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Aug 1, 2022 2:49 am (GMT -6) (Aug 1, 2022 08:49 GMT)
2.2

5 km
510 km (317 mi)6 Km W of Hot Springs, South Dakota 1 reportMore
Jun 16, 2021 00:11 GMT
2.6

5 km
644 km (400 mi)15 Km NNE of Quinn, South Dakota More
Jun 4, 2021 5:50 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 4, 2021 22:50 GMT)
3.1

5 km
786 km (488 mi)Nepalaka, 61 mi southwest of Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA 1 reportMore
Jun 4, 2021 15:25 GMT
3.7

5 km
786 km (488 mi)Nepalaka, 60 mi southwest of Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA 11 reportsMore
Mar 26, 2021 8:52 am (GMT -6) (Mar 26, 2021 14:52 GMT)
3.4

5 km
495 km (308 mi)13 mi southwest of Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA 7 reportsMore
Feb 27, 2021 19:16 GMT
2.6

5 km
446 km (277 mi)Nepalaka, 30 mi west of Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska, USA 1 reportMore
Jan 4, 2021 8:55 am (GMT -6) (Jan 4, 2021 14:55 GMT)
3.1

5 km
854 km (531 mi)26 mi northwest of Yankton, South Dakota, USA 15 reportsMore
Dec 8, 2020 11:59 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 9, 2020 05:59 GMT)
3.2

5 km
869 km (540 mi)Walworth County, 16 mi south of Saint Petersburg, South Dakota, USA 1 reportMore
Jan 1, 2020 18:08 GMT
2.9

8.8 km
753 km (468 mi)1.6 mi east of Chambers, Holt County, Nepalaka, USA 1 reportMore
2019-12-11 21:05:57 -06:00 (Dec 12, 2019 03:05 GMT)
2.9

13 km
682 km (424 mi)20km NNW of Ainsworth, Nebraska (USA) More
Jul 21, 2018 07:11 GMT
3.5

10 km
653 km (406 mi)39 mi south of White River, Mellette County, South Dakota, USA 3 reportsMore
Jan 6, 2018 14:19 GMT
2.5

5 km
347 km (216 mi)30 mi northwest of Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming, USA 1 reportMore
2016-04-11 00:07:27 -05:00 (Apr 11, 2016 05:07 GMT)
3.2

5 km
626 km (389 mi)35 mi northeast of Mullen, Hooker County, Nepalaka, USA 2 reportsMore
Nov 10, 2015 15:57 GMT
3.2

5 km
597 km (371 mi) NEBRASKA More
Jun 18, 2015 9:10 am (GMT +0) (Jun 18, 2015 09:10 GMT)
3.3

5 km
649 km (403 mi)37 mi west of Springview, Keya Paha County, Nepalaka, USA More
Friday, February 07, 2014 14:49:53 (Feb 7, 2014 20:49 GMT)
2.9

14 km
795 km (494 mi)18 mi southeast of Chamberlain, Brule County, South Dakota, USA More
Thursday, December 12, 2013 02:43:20 (Dec 12, 2013 09:43 GMT)
3.5

5 km
551 km (342 mi)21 mi southwest of Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA 1 reportMore
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:21 (America/Denver) (Oct 18, 2012 05:21 GMT)
3.6

5 km
511 km (318 mi)46 mi east of Alliance, Box Butte County, Nepalaka, USA 3 reportsMore
Jan 16, 2012 13:41 GMT
3.0

5 km
43 mi south of Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA More
Nov 19, 2011 08:28 GMT
2.8

5 km
Nebraska (USA) More
Nov 15, 2011 09:31 GMT
3.3

5 km
South Dakota (USA) More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.7 x 1012 joules (1.57 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1352 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Black Hills, South Dakota, USA (RSSD/IU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Black Hills, South Dakota, USA: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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South Dakota Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in South Dakota?

The last earthquake in South Dakota occurred 18 weeks ago: Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - 6 Km W of Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Monday, Aug 1, 2022 at 2:49 am (GMT -6).

How many quakes were there in South Dakota since 1900?

Since 1900, South Dakota, USA had 81 quakes up to magnitude 5.1.

What was the strongest quake in South Dakota since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in South Dakota since 1900 occurred 59 years ago: Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Cherry County, Nepalaka, 13 mi south of Martin, Benet County, South Dakota, USA, on Saturday, Mar 28, 1964 at 10:08 am (GMT +0).

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