Latest earthquakes near Benin today
Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country Benin, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Benin? If an earthquake is happening right now near Benin, it will show up within minutes.
Benin Earthquake Statistics
A total of 1 earthquake with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Benin in the past 10 years.
The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Benin in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 4 or above have occurred near Benin 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.
Strongest earthquakes near Benin
The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Benin occurred on Jun 24, 2020 23:53 local time (Africa/Porto-Novo timezone). It had a magnitude of 4 and struck 255 kilometers (158 mi) west-southwest of Lokossa, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Benin in the list below.
A longer time ago, a MAG-6.4 earthquake struck on Jun 22, 1939 20:19, 285 kilometers (177 mi) west-southwest of Lokossa. It is the strongest earthquake near Benin in the past 123 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).
In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Benin 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 Benin.
Earthquakes by region of Benin
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Frequently Asked Questions
These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Benin.
When was the last earthquake in Benin?
A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Benin on the evening of June 24, 2020 at 23:53 local time (Africa/Porto-Novembero). The center of this earthquake was located 255km west-southwest of Lokossa at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Benin in the past hours.
What was the strongest earthquake near Benin?
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Benin on the evening of June 22, 1939 at 20:19 local time (Africa/Porto-Novembero). The center of this earthquake was located 285km west-southwest of Lokossa at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Benin since the year 1900.
How often do earthquakes occur near Benin?
In the past 10 years, 1 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Benin. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3650 days.