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Largest earthquakes in or near Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West, South Africa, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Jul 1, 2022 12:18 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 28 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 198 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality has had 28 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above and 198 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.7 | 7.9 km NE of Orkney, South Africa -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.7 | 13 km NW of Westonaria, West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (226 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Aug 19, 2022 8:24 pm (GMT +2) (Aug 19, 2022 18:24 GMT)
4.7

5 km
2103 km (1307 mi)7.9 km northeast of Orkney, South Africa 68 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
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 More
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 reportsMore
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 reportMore
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 reportsMore
Aug 10, 2019 16:58 GMT
4.7

10 km
2114 km (1314 mi)14 km west of Orkney, South Africa 8 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
Apr 3, 2017 03:08 GMT
5.1

10 km
2103 km (1307 mi)8.7 km northeast of Orkney, South Africa 45 reportsMore
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 More
Aug 21, 2014 23:14 GMT
4.6

2 km
2020 km (1255 mi)17 km south of Westonaria, South Africa 7 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
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 reportsMore
Aug 16, 2012 15:39 GMT
4.7

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

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

5 km
Orange Free State, 12 km east of Orkney, South Africa More
Mar 14, 2012 19:29 GMT
4.5

5 km
3.7 km northwest of Stilfontein, South Africa More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2 x 1014 joules (56.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 48637 tons of TNT or 3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality?

The last earthquake in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality occurred 5 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 7.9 km northeast of Orkney, South Africa, on Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 8:24 pm (GMT +2).

How many quakes were there in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality since 1900?

Since 1900, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West, South Africa had 226 quakes up to magnitude 5.7.

What was the strongest quake in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality since 1900 occurred 48 years ago: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 13 km northwest of Westonaria, South Africa, on Tuesday, May 14, 1974 at 06:51 GMT.

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