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Largest earthquakes in or near Harare City, Zimbabwe, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Jul 14, 2022 14:59 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 3 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Since 1900, Harare has had 2 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above and 3 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0.

Latest quake: Mag. 3.9 | 58 km NE of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe -

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

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 3.7 or higher (5 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
2021-06-14 13:53:07 SAST (GMT+02:00) (Jun 14, 2021 11:53 GMT)
3.9

10 km
1170 km (727 mi)Zimbabwe: South Africa Region More
Jun 20, 2017 04:51 GMT
3.7

8 km
952 km (592 mi)ATL More
May 21, 2006 21:55 GMT
4.5

10 km
Zimbabwe More
Sep 30, 1993 20:40 GMT
3.7

10 km
Zimbabwe More
Dec 11, 1982 13:24 GMT
4.2

33 km
Zimbabwe More
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.7 x 1011 joules (158 megawatt hours, equivalent to 136 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Sowa (SOOWA/BX network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Sowa: 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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Harare Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Harare?

The last earthquake in Harare occurred 1 year 24 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 58 km northeast of Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe, on 2021-06-14 13:53:07 SAST (GMT+02:00).

How many quakes were there in Harare since 1900?

Since 1900, Harare City, Zimbabwe had 5 quakes up to magnitude 4.5.

What was the strongest quake in Harare since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Harare since 1900 occurred 17 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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