Earthquakes in South AfricaIn South Africa, earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
55 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Earthquakes in South Africa since 1950The strongest earthquake in South Africa happened on 09/29/1969 in the Cape Province region with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 32 km resulted in 12 deaths.
|03/09/2005||Klerksdorp, Stilfontein||31 km||4.3||2|
|07/21/1997||Avgold's Hartebeestfontein Mine||49 km||5.0||15|
|10/05/1986||Mount Frere, Durban||20 km||4.8||0|
|12/08/1976||South Africa||25 km||5.2||4|
|09/29/1969||Cape Province||32 km||6.3||12|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.