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Latest quakes in or near Harare City, Zimbabwe - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 28, 2023 13:14 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Harare City, Zimbabwe, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Harare, find out which quakes are happening right now!
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Harare in the past 24 hours.

Since 1970, Harare has had 8 quakes of magnitudes above 3 and up to 4.5:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4

Latest today: Mag. 3.9 Earthquake 58 km NE of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe -

Strongest: Mag. 4.5 Earthquake 99 km W of Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe -

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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 1970, magnitude 0.1 or higher in up to 200 km (124 mi) distance (8 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Monday, June 14, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 14, 2021 01:53 pm (Harare)
(Jun 14, 2021 11:53 GMT)

10 km
170.11849485427 km (106 mi)58 km northeast of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe More
Saturday, July 15, 2017 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 15, 2017 13:42 GMT

36 km
165.26360070096 km (103 mi)93 km northwest of Chegutu, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe More
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 20, 2017 04:51 GMT

8 km
148.55351940758 km (92 mi)Manicaland, 41 km southeast of Mutoko, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe More
Thursday, April 13, 2017 GMT (1 quake)
Apr 13, 2017 01:30 GMT

30 km
189.53002449103 km (118 mi)38 km southwest of Karoi, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe More
Sunday, May 21, 2006 GMT (1 quake)
May 21, 2006 21:55 GMT

10 km
165.09837857396 km (103 mi)99 km west of Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe More
Thursday, September 30, 1993 GMT (2 quakes)
Sep 30, 1993 20:40 GMT

10 km
121.41685034081 km (75 mi)9.1 km southwest of Darwin, Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe More
Jun 30, 1986 23:25 GMT

10 km
188.12962579045 km (117 mi)Zimbabwe More
Saturday, December 11, 1982 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 11, 1982 13:24 GMT

33 km
153.30843442762 km (95 mi)Manicaland, 153 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.8 x 1011 joules (161 megawatt hours, equivalent to 139 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Harare Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Harare?

The last earthquake in Harare occurred 2 years ago: Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 58 km northeast of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe, on Monday, Jun 14, 2021 01:53 pm (Harare time).

How many quakes were there in Harare since 1970?

Since 1970, Harare has had 2 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above and 6 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0.

What was the strongest quake in Harare since 1970?

The strongest earthquake in Harare since 1970 occurred 18 years ago: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 99 km west of Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe, on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 21:55 GMT.

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