Latest earthquakes near Bhutan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Bhutan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 01:52AM
(Thimphu)
M 3.1 243 km SE
from Tsirang
May 16, 2024 08:01PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.8 273 km E
from Tsirang
May 14, 2024 08:19AM
(Thimphu)
M 3.1 287 km SE
from Tsirang
May 14, 2024 12:13AM
(Thimphu)
M 2.5 281 km SE
from Thimphu
May 11, 2024 03:15PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.7 245 km SE
from Tsirang
May 10, 2024 05:21PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.5 210 km E
from Thimphu
May 6, 2024 12:47AM
(Thimphu)
M 3.4 235 km SE
from Thimphu
May 5, 2024 11:41AM
(Thimphu)
M 2.8 88 km SSE
from Phuntsholing
Apr 29, 2024 07:55PM
(Thimphu)
M 4.0 275 km ENE
from Punākha
Apr 29, 2024 02:41PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.8 219 km SE
from Thimphu
Apr 28, 2024 09:55PM
(Thimphu)
M 4.2 196 km WNW
from Thimphu
Apr 20, 2024 07:21PM
(Thimphu)
M 3.0 300 km E
from Thimphu
Apr 20, 2024 04:06PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.5 178 km E
from Thimphu
Apr 19, 2024 04:31PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.9 293 km NE
from Punākha
Apr 18, 2024 11:26PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.8 244 km E
from Thimphu
Apr 18, 2024 01:55AM
(Thimphu)
M 2.6 52 km SSW
from Tsirang
Apr 12, 2024 08:49AM
(Thimphu)
M 2.6 97 km ENE
from Punākha
Apr 9, 2024 01:23AM
(Thimphu)
M 2.8 93 km WSW
from Thimphu
Apr 6, 2024 09:19PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.9 283 km ESE
from Tsirang
Apr 4, 2024 12:40AM
(Thimphu)
M 3.3 285 km SE
from Thimphu
Apr 1, 2024 05:45AM
(Thimphu)
M 2.8 47 km SE
from Phuntsholing
Mar 31, 2024 10:24PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.7 97 km SE
from Tsirang
Mar 29, 2024 05:53PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.9 299 km SE
from Thimphu
Mar 26, 2024 03:25PM
(Thimphu)
M 3.2 233 km SE
from Thimphu
Mar 21, 2024 01:38PM
(Thimphu)
M 2.9 253 km SE
from Thimphu

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Bhutan

Bhutan Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
24 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
May 26, 2024 01:52

Average

A total of 243 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Bhutan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 24 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Bhutan roughly every 15 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Bhutan in 2021. A total of 46 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Bhutan that year. The strongest had a 6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Bhutan in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Bhutan 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 Bhutan (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 224 92.18%
Mag. 5 18 7.41%
Mag. 6 1 0.41%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Bhutan

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6
On Apr 28, 2021 08:21.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Jan 15, 1934 14:42.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Bhutan occurred on Apr 28, 2021 08:21 local time (Asia/Thimphu timezone). It had a magnitude of 6 and struck 289 kilometers (180 mi) east-southeast of Thimphu, at a depth of 34 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Bhutan in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Jan 15, 1934 14:42, 268 kilometers (167 mi) east-southeast of Thimphu. It is the strongest earthquake near Bhutan 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 Bhutan 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 Bhutan.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Bhutan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 28, 2021 08:21AM
(Thimphu)
M 6.0 289 km ESE
from Thimphu
Apr 25, 2015 03:17PM
(Thimphu)
M 5.7 250 km WNW
from Thimphu
Mar 20, 2020 07:33AM
(Thimphu)
M 5.7 261 km WNW
from Thimphu
Jul 19, 2019 03:22PM
(Thimphu)
M 5.5 291 km E
from Punākha
May 22, 2016 07:48AM
(Thimphu)
M 5.4 234 km WNW
from Thimphu
Jul 7, 2021 09:15AM
(Thimphu)
M 5.3 182 km SSE
from Thimphu
Sep 12, 2018 10:50AM
(Thimphu)
M 5.3 132 km SSE
from Thimphu
Apr 5, 2021 09:19PM
(Thimphu)
M 5.2 76 km WSW
from Thimphu
Apr 27, 2015 06:35PM
(Thimphu)
M 5.1 171 km WSW
from Thimphu
Jun 28, 2015 07:05AM
(Thimphu)
M 5.1 51 km SE
from Tsirang

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Bhutan

Earthquakes by region of Bhutan

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Bhutan?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Bhutan on the night of May 26, 2024 at 01:52 local time (Asia/Thimphu). The center of this earthquake was located 243km south-east of Tsirang at a depth of 19km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Bhutan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Bhutan?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Bhutan on the afternoon of January 15, 1934 at 14:42 local time (Asia/Thimphu). The center of this earthquake was located 268km west of Thimphu at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Bhutan since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Bhutan?

In the past 10 years, 243 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Bhutan. This averages to 24 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 15 days.