Latest earthquakes near Australia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Australia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 15, 2024 19:16
(Adelaide)
M 2.7 31 km ESE
from Adelaide
Apr 15, 2024 08:00
(Melbourne)
M 2.8 165 km ENE
from Melbourne
Apr 9, 2024 15:39
(Broken Hill)
M 2.3 289 km W
from Broken Hill
Apr 9, 2024 05:51
(Perth)
M 2.1 279 km NE
from Perth
Apr 8, 2024 23:06
(Perth)
M 2.7 290 km NE
from Perth
Apr 7, 2024 13:16
(Sydney)
M 2.6 68 km WNW
from Newcastle
Apr 7, 2024 13:10
(Sydney)
M 3.0 69 km WNW
from Newcastle
Apr 7, 2024 08:48
(Sydney)
M 2.5 66 km WNW
from Newcastle
Apr 7, 2024 08:47
(Sydney)
M 2.9 69 km WNW
from Newcastle
Apr 4, 2024 20:41
(Adelaide)
M 2.8 100 km W
from Mount Gambier
Apr 4, 2024 18:30
(Adelaide)
M 2.6 67 km NNW
from Adelaide
Apr 3, 2024 10:20
(Adelaide)
M 2.4 169 km N
from Adelaide
Apr 1, 2024 18:54
(Perth)
M 2.2 125 km NNE
from Albany
Mar 30, 2024 21:41
(Melbourne)
M 2.1 268 km ENE
from Melbourne
Mar 23, 2024 02:18
(Brisbane)
M 2.8 129 km N
from Mackay
Mar 21, 2024 09:49
(Adelaide)
M 2.2 159 km N
from Adelaide
Mar 21, 2024 03:48
(Melbourne)
M 2.9 119 km SE
from Melbourne
Mar 20, 2024 21:07
(Melbourne)
M 3.5 126 km ENE
from Melbourne
Mar 20, 2024 08:38
(Perth)
M 2.2 189 km SSE
from Perth
Mar 17, 2024 05:50
(Adelaide)
M 2.7 102 km WNW
from Mount Gambier
Mar 15, 2024 23:06
(Sydney)
M 2.6 188 km WSW
from Sydney
Mar 14, 2024 19:35
(Broken Hill)
M 2.0 248 km W
from Broken Hill
Mar 13, 2024 21:47
(Broken Hill)
M 2.9 84 km N
from Broken Hill
Mar 13, 2024 01:42
(Perth)
M 2.1 213 km NNE
from Perth
Mar 12, 2024 21:01
(Adelaide)
M 2.2 173 km N
from Adelaide

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Australia

Australia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
6 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.7
Apr 15, 2024 19:16

Average

A total of 61 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Australia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 6 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Australia in 2022. A total of 11 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Australia that year. The strongest had a 4.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Australia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Australia 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 Australia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 53 86.89%
Mag. 5 8 13.11%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Australia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.9
On Sep 22, 2021 09:15.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On Oct 14, 1968 10:58.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Australia occurred on Sep 22, 2021 09:15 local time (Australia/Melbourne timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck 128 kilometers (80 mi) east-northeast of Melbourne, at a depth of 12 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Australia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on Oct 14, 1968 10:58, 122 kilometers (76 mi) east-northeast of Perth. It is the strongest earthquake near Australia 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 Australia 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 Australia.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Australia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 22, 2021 09:15
(Melbourne)
M 5.9 128 km ENE
from Melbourne
Aug 18, 2016 14:30
(Brisbane)
M 5.7 211 km ESE
from Townsville
Jul 30, 2015 09:41
(Brisbane)
M 5.5 262 km NNE
from Brisbane
Aug 1, 2015 13:38
(Brisbane)
M 5.4 270 km NNE
from Brisbane
Sep 16, 2018 12:56
(Perth)
M 5.3 276 km SSE
from Perth
Aug 1, 2015 14:46
(Brisbane)
M 5.2 257 km NNE
from Brisbane
Nov 9, 2018 05:07
(Perth)
M 5.2 282 km SSE
from Perth
Apr 15, 2020 17:11
(Brisbane)
M 5.0 216 km ESE
from Townsville
Feb 16, 2015 01:57
(Brisbane)
M 4.9 299 km NW
from Brisbane
Mar 23, 2023 09:53
(Adelaide)
M 4.9 244 km NNE
from Adelaide

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Australia

Earthquakes by region of Australia

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Australia?

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Australia on the evening of April 15, 2024 at 19:16 local time (Australia/Adelaide). The center of this earthquake was located 31km east-southeast of Adelaide at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Australia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Australia?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Australia on the morning of October 14, 1968 at 10:58 local time (Australia/Perth). The center of this earthquake was located 122km east-northeast of Perth at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Australia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Australia?

In the past 10 years, 61 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Australia. This averages to 6 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 60 days.