Latest earthquakes near China today

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Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 13:04
(Shanghai)
M 3.8 294 km NW
from Bayan Nur
Jun 16, 2024 11:39
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 81 km SW
from Kashgar
Jun 16, 2024 10:15
(Urumqi)
M 4.4 53 km S
from Yili
Jun 12, 2024 17:24
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 173 km W
from Aksu
Jun 12, 2024 11:48
(Shanghai)
M 4.9 289 km N
from Qamdo
Jun 10, 2024 23:35
(Urumqi)
M 4.6 184 km WSW
from Korla
Jun 10, 2024 13:32
(Shanghai)
M 3.8 216 km NNW
from Dalain Hob
Jun 10, 2024 13:29
(Shanghai)
M 2.6 256 km SSE
from Lhasa
Jun 8, 2024 20:31
(Shanghai)
M 3.3 239 km WNW
from Mengmao
Jun 7, 2024 20:23
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 267 km NNW
from Kangding
Jun 7, 2024 06:18
(Urumqi)
M 3.0 108 km NW
from Aksu
Jun 6, 2024 13:04
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 199 km SW
from Korla
Jun 6, 2024 14:18
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 299 km ESE
from Putian
Jun 6, 2024 08:18
(Urumqi)
M 3.5 247 km W
from Kashgar
Jun 5, 2024 11:27
(Urumqi)
M 3.3 276 km WNW
from Kashgar
Jun 4, 2024 23:00
(Urumqi)
M 4.2 124 km NE
from Kashgar
Jun 4, 2024 11:28
(Urumqi)
M 2.7 49 km NNW
from Kashgar
Jun 4, 2024 12:14
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 68 km SSW
from Xichang
Jun 3, 2024 22:46
(Urumqi)
M 4.2 295 km S
from Shache
Jun 3, 2024 05:53
(Urumqi)
M 2.3 289 km WNW
from Kashgar
Jun 3, 2024 00:23
(Urumqi)
M 3.1 200 km NE
from Kashgar
Jun 2, 2024 14:53
(Shanghai)
M 3.9 297 km WSW
from Rikaze
Jun 2, 2024 13:42
(Shanghai)
M 3.5 20 km ESE
from Rikaze
Jun 2, 2024 09:27
(Shanghai)
M 5.0 329 km SE
from Putian
Jun 1, 2024 19:17
(Shanghai)
M 3.3 280 km WNW
from Mengmao

Map of Latest Earthquakes near China

Recent China Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near China. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near China and elsewhere.

China Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
428 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.8
Jun 18, 2024 13:04

Average

A total of 4284 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of China in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 428 earthquakes per year, or 35 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near China roughly every 0 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near China in 2016. A total of 490 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of China that year. The strongest had a 6.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of China in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near China 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 China (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 3981 92.93%
Mag. 5 284 6.63%
Mag. 6 18 0.42%
Mag. 7 1 0.02%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near China

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Jan 23, 2024 00:09.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Jan 15, 1934 16:43.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near China occurred on Jan 23, 2024 00:09 local time (Asia/Urumqi timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 136 kilometers (85 mi) west of Aksu, at a depth of 13 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near China in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Jan 15, 1934 16:43, 291 kilometers (181 mi) west of Rikaze. It is the strongest earthquake near China 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 China 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 China.

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2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near China.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 23, 2024 00:09
(Urumqi)
M 7.0 136 km W
from Aksu
Feb 23, 2023 06:37
(Urumqi)
M 6.9 286 km SW
from Kashgar
Sep 5, 2022 12:52
(Shanghai)
M 6.6 81 km WSW
from Ya'an
Nov 25, 2016 20:24
(Urumqi)
M 6.6 174 km W
from Kashgar
Jan 8, 2022 01:45
(Shanghai)
M 6.6 118 km W
from Wuwei
Aug 8, 2017 21:19
(Shanghai)
M 6.5 53 km W
from Zhongzhai
Jun 26, 2016 17:17
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 228 km W
from Kashgar
Jul 3, 2015 07:07
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 162 km WNW
from Hotan
Nov 18, 2017 06:34
(Shanghai)
M 6.4 255 km SW
from Qamdo
Feb 6, 2016 03:57
(Shanghai)
M 6.4 294 km SE
from Jinjiang

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Earthquakes by region of China

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in China?

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit near China on the afternoon of June 18, 2024 at 13:04 local time (Asia/Shanghai). The center of this earthquake was located 294km northwest of Bayan Nur at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near China in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near China?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near China on the afternoon of January 15, 1934 at 16:43 local time (Asia/Shanghai). The center of this earthquake was located 291km southwest of Rikaze at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near China since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near China?

In the past 10 years, 4284 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from China. This averages to 428 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.