Largest earthquakes in or near Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated Aug 9, 2022 20:57 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 39 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 249 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Klerksdorp has had 39 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above and 249 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.8 | Orange Free State, 13 km E of Orkney, South Africa -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.7 | 10.2 km W of Welkom, South Africa -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (288 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Jul 17, 2022 11:19 am (GMT +2) (Jul 17, 2022 09:19 GMT)
4.8

10 km
2109 km (1310 mi)Orange Free State, 13 km east of Orkney, South Africa 84 reportsMoreMap
Jun 15, 2022 5:23 am (GMT +2) (Jun 15, 2022 03:23 GMT)
4.9

5 km
2202 km (1368 mi)6.1 km southwest of Kutloanong, South Africa 14 reportsMoreMap
Feb 16, 2022 2:32 pm (GMT +2) (Feb 16, 2022 12:32 GMT)
4.2

5 km
2035 km (1264 mi)16 km southwest of Carletonville, South Africa 7 reportsMoreMap
Dec 16, 2021 2:59 am (GMT +2) (Dec 16, 2021 00:59 GMT)
4.2

5 km
2030 km (1261 mi)4.2 km east of Fochville, North West, South Africa 5 reportsMoreMap
Sep 17, 2021 7:33 am (GMT +2) (Sep 17, 2021 05:33 GMT)
4.4

5 km
2092 km (1300 mi)19 km east of Stilfontein, South Africa MoreMap
Dec 6, 2020 3:05 am (GMT +2) (Dec 6, 2020 01:05 GMT)
4.8

10 km
2100 km (1305 mi)7.5 km south of Stilfontein, North-West, South Africa 290 reportsMoreMap
Jul 7, 2020 10:44 GMT
4.4

5 km
2031 km (1262 mi)10.4 km south of Carletonville, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa 1 reportMoreMap
Mar 8, 2020 05:58 GMT
4.0

10 km
2108 km (1310 mi)4.6 km south of Orkney, Southern DC, North West, South Africa 5 reportsMoreMap
Aug 10, 2019 16:58 GMT
4.7

10 km
2114 km (1314 mi)14 km west of Orkney, South Africa 8 reportsMoreMap
Mar 22, 2019 00:30 GMT
4.9

10 km
2216 km (1377 mi)7.3 km southeast of Welkom, South Africa 3 reportsMoreMap
Mar 7, 2019 09:32 GMT
4.7

10 km
2027 km (1260 mi)6.3 km southeast of Fochville, North West, South Africa 29 reportsMoreMap
Oct 27, 2018 05:39 GMT
4.3

5 km
2095 km (1302 mi)Orange Free State, 24 km southeast of Stilfontein, South Africa 6 reportsMoreMap
2018-10-09 22:19:33 +02:00 (Oct 9, 2018 20:19 GMT)
4.0

5 km
2110 km (1311 mi)6.7 km east of Orkney, South Africa 2 reportsMoreMap
Apr 3, 2017 03:08 GMT
5.1

10 km
2103 km (1307 mi)8.7 km northeast of Orkney, South Africa 45 reportsMoreMap
2016-10-31 07:59:20 +02:00 (Oct 31, 2016 05:59 GMT)
4.5

5 km
2104 km (1307 mi)Orange Free State, 13 km east of Orkney, South Africa MoreMap
Aug 21, 2014 23:14 GMT
4.6

2 km
2020 km (1255 mi)17 km south of Westonaria, South Africa 7 reportsMoreMap
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 12:22:34 (Aug 5, 2014 10:22 GMT)
5.3

10 km
2109 km (1310 mi)6.8 km east of Orkney, South Africa 279 reportsMoreMap
Jun 15, 2014 14:16 GMT
4.8

5 km
2107 km (1309 mi)Orange Free State, 12 km east of Orkney, South Africa 3 reportsMoreMap
Aug 16, 2012 15:39 GMT
4.7

5 km
6.7 km southeast of Westonaria, South Africa MoreMap
Jul 12, 2012 14:28 GMT
4.0

5 km
13 km east of Carletonville, South Africa MoreMap
May 23, 2012 22:37 GMT
4.1

5 km
Orange Free State, 12 km east of Orkney, South Africa MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.1 x 1014 joules (85.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 73583 tons of TNT or 4.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Klerksdorp Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Klerksdorp?

The last earthquake in Klerksdorp occurred 4 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Orange Free State, 13 km east of Orkney, South Africa, on Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 at 11:19 am (GMT +2).

How many quakes were there in Klerksdorp since 1900?

Since 1900, Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa had 288 quakes up to magnitude 5.7.

What was the strongest quake in Klerksdorp since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Klerksdorp since 1900 occurred 23 years ago: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 10.2 km west of Welkom, South Africa, on Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 22:19 GMT.

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