A very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean 469 km (291 mi) from South Africa in the late afternoon of Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6.46 pm local time (GMT +3). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Date & time May 31, 2024 15:46:09 UTC
Local time at epicenter Friday, May 31, 2024, at 06:46 pm (GMT +3)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 6.2
Depth 10 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 43.2882°S / 41.6295°E South Africa
Seismic antipode 43.2882°N / 138.371°W
Shaking intensity VII Very strong shaking near epicenter
Felt 0 reports
Primary data source USGS (United States Geological Survey)