Latest earthquakes near China today

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List of latest earthquakes near China.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 3, 2024 15:24
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 147 km W
from Aksu
Mar 3, 2024 13:05
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 232 km SW
from Kashgar
Mar 2, 2024 01:03
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 174 km NW
from Tacheng
Mar 1, 2024 10:28
(Shanghai)
M 2.5 187 km S
from Rikaze
Feb 29, 2024 13:26
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 220 km SE
from Jinjiang
Feb 28, 2024 07:17
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 110 km W
from Aksu
Feb 27, 2024 20:18
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 152 km W
from Aksu
Feb 26, 2024 23:56
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 127 km W
from Aksu
Feb 26, 2024 23:46
(Urumqi)
M 4.4 131 km W
from Aksu
Feb 26, 2024 20:20
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 149 km W
from Aksu
Feb 26, 2024 18:28
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 123 km W
from Aksu
Feb 26, 2024 19:29
(Shanghai)
M 4.5 76 km WNW
from Rikaze
Feb 26, 2024 07:28
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 156 km W
from Aksu
Feb 26, 2024 06:49
(Urumqi)
M 3.4 236 km W
from Kashgar
Feb 25, 2024 21:46
(Shanghai)
M 3.5 161 km SSE
from Lhasa
Feb 25, 2024 17:02
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 297 km ESE
from Fuzhou
Feb 25, 2024 10:15
(Urumqi)
M 5.4 154 km W
from Aksu
Feb 25, 2024 01:53
(Shanghai)
M 3.4 178 km SW
from Rikaze
Feb 24, 2024 12:37
(Shanghai)
M 5.0 343 km ESE
from Jinjiang
Feb 24, 2024 08:23
(Shanghai)
M 4.2 165 km WSW
from Jinghong
Feb 24, 2024 04:58
(Urumqi)
M 5.0 143 km W
from Aksu
Feb 23, 2024 16:33
(Urumqi)
M 4.0 147 km W
from Aksu
Feb 23, 2024 11:49
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 220 km WSW
from Kashgar
Feb 23, 2024 10:08
(Urumqi)
M 4.5 137 km W
from Aksu
Feb 22, 2024 17:08
(Urumqi)
M 4.0 178 km WNW
from Aksu

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:
427 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
Mar 3, 2024 15:24

Average

A total of 4270 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 427 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 3965 92.86%
Mag. 5 285 6.67%
Mag. 6 19 0.44%
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 Dec 23, 1906 00:11.

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 Dec 23, 1906 00:11, 95 kilometers (59 mi) west of Shihezi. 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.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
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
Jan 8, 2022 01:45
(Shanghai)
M 6.6 118 km W
from Wuwei
Nov 25, 2016 20:24
(Urumqi)
M 6.6 174 km W
from Kashgar
Sep 5, 2022 12:52
(Shanghai)
M 6.6 81 km WSW
from Ya'an
Aug 8, 2017 21:19
(Shanghai)
M 6.5 53 km W
from Zhongzhai
Feb 6, 2016 03:57
(Shanghai)
M 6.4 294 km SE
from Jinjiang
Nov 18, 2017 06:34
(Shanghai)
M 6.4 255 km SW
from Qamdo
Jul 3, 2015 07:07
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 162 km WNW
from Hotan
Jun 26, 2016 17:17
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 228 km W
from Kashgar

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near China

Earthquakes by region of China

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in China?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near China on the afternoon of March 3, 2024 at 15:24 local time (Asia/Urumqi). The center of this earthquake was located 147km west of Aksu at a depth of 3km 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 night of December 23, 1906 at 00:11 local time (Asia/Urumqi). The center of this earthquake was located 95km west-southwest of Shihezi 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, 4270 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from China. This averages to 427 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.