Latest earthquakes near American Samoa today

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List of latest earthquakes near American Samoa.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 22, 2024 04:44
(Pago Pago)
M 5.0 345 km SSW
from Pago Pago
May 14, 2024 14:18
(Pago Pago)
M 4.5 225 km SW
from Pago Pago
May 2, 2024 10:06
(Pago Pago)
M 4.7 183 km SW
from Pago Pago
May 2, 2024 07:20
(Pago Pago)
M 4.2 136 km WSW
from Pago Pago
May 2, 2024 07:20
(Pago Pago)
M 4.2 136 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Apr 27, 2024 06:23
(Pago Pago)
M 4.9 160 km SW
from Pago Pago
Apr 26, 2024 00:50
(Pago Pago)
M 4.6 113 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Apr 24, 2024 22:16
(Pago Pago)
M 4.7 252 km SW
from Pago Pago
Apr 12, 2024 23:47
(Pago Pago)
M 5.4 268 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Apr 12, 2024 15:29
(Pago Pago)
M 4.5 260 km SW
from Pago Pago
Apr 8, 2024 16:17
(Pago Pago)
M 4.2 273 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Apr 8, 2024 09:57
(Pago Pago)
M 5.2 335 km SW
from Pago Pago
Mar 23, 2024 00:51
(Pago Pago)
M 4.3 299 km SW
from Pago Pago
Mar 12, 2024 11:54
(Pago Pago)
M 4.7 294 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Mar 11, 2024 16:10
(Pago Pago)
M 5.0 262 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Mar 6, 2024 06:17
(Pago Pago)
M 5.1 277 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Mar 6, 2024 04:27
(Pago Pago)
M 5.0 377 km SSW
from Pago Pago
Feb 23, 2024 17:26
(Pago Pago)
M 4.5 239 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Feb 20, 2024 08:14
(Pago Pago)
M 4.7 285 km SW
from Pago Pago
Feb 20, 2024 08:14
(Pago Pago)
M 4.7 285 km SW
from Pago Pago
Feb 14, 2024 08:32
(Pago Pago)
M 4.3 272 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Feb 8, 2024 17:33
(Pago Pago)
M 4.9 288 km SW
from Pago Pago
Feb 1, 2024 07:14
(Pago Pago)
M 5.0 274 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Jan 29, 2024 13:47
(Pago Pago)
M 4.7 199 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Jan 20, 2024 14:14
(Pago Pago)
M 4.2 279 km WSW
from Pago Pago

Map of Latest Earthquakes near American Samoa

American Samoa Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
50 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5
May 22, 2024 04:44

Average

A total of 501 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of American Samoa in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 50 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near American Samoa roughly every 7 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near American Samoa in 2022. A total of 71 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of American Samoa that year. The strongest had a 6.8 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of American Samoa with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of American Samoa in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near American Samoa during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near American Samoa (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 389 77.64%
Mag. 5 99 19.76%
Mag. 6 13 2.59%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near American Samoa

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.8
On Dec 4, 2022 08:24.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.1
On Sep 29, 2009 06:48.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near American Samoa occurred on Dec 4, 2022 08:24 local time (Pacific/Pago_Pago timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.8 and struck 273 kilometers (170 mi) west-southwest of Pago Pago, at a depth of 38 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near American Samoa in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.1 earthquake struck on Sep 29, 2009 06:48, 201 kilometers (125 mi) west-southwest of Pago Pago. It is the strongest earthquake near American Samoa in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near American Samoa in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from American Samoa.

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List of strongest earthquakes near American Samoa.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 4, 2022 08:24
(Pago Pago)
M 6.8 273 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Nov 3, 2017 22:00
(Pago Pago)
M 6.8 289 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Mar 29, 2015 21:48
(Pago Pago)
M 6.5 285 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Mar 29, 2015 21:18
(Pago Pago)
M 6.4 271 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Apr 6, 2015 13:46
(Pago Pago)
M 6.3 289 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Jul 18, 2020 04:32
(Pago Pago)
M 6.1 240 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Jul 18, 2020 04:32
(Pago Pago)
M 6.1 291 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Aug 8, 2023 07:38
(Pago Pago)
M 6.1 287 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Apr 12, 2019 01:23
(Pago Pago)
M 6.0 260 km WSW
from Pago Pago
Jul 10, 2016 02:44
(Pago Pago)
M 6.0 283 km WSW
from Pago Pago

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near American Samoa

Earthquakes by region of American Samoa

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in American Samoa.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near American Samoa.

When was the last earthquake in American Samoa?

A 5 magnitude earthquake hit near American Samoa on the night of May 22, 2024 at 04:44 local time (Pacific/Pago_Pago). The center of this earthquake was located 345km south-southwest of Pago Pago at a depth of 10km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near American Samoa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near American Samoa?

A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit near American Samoa on the morning of September 29, 2009 at 06:48 local time (Pacific/Pago_Pago). The center of this earthquake was located 201km southwest of Pago Pago at a depth of 18km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near American Samoa since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near American Samoa?

In the past 10 years, 501 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from American Samoa. This averages to 50 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.