Latest earthquakes near China today

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List of latest earthquakes near China.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 18, 2024 18:05
(Shanghai)
M 4.0 195 km WNW
from Rikaze
Jul 18, 2024 13:48
(Shanghai)
M 4.2 83 km SE
from Bole
Jul 17, 2024 16:53
(Shanghai)
M 4.6 298 km ESE
from Putian
Jul 17, 2024 05:02
(Urumqi)
M 3.9 111 km W
from Aksu
Jul 17, 2024 02:14
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 193 km WSW
from Korla
Jul 16, 2024 23:29
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 121 km SE
from Kuqa
Jul 15, 2024 16:52
(Urumqi)
M 2.7 190 km NNW
from Kashgar
Jul 15, 2024 15:45
(Urumqi)
M 2.6 299 km NNW
from Kashgar
Jul 15, 2024 04:41
(Urumqi)
M 4.1 215 km NW
from Altay
Jul 15, 2024 01:26
(Urumqi)
M 2.6 298 km W
from Kashgar
Jul 14, 2024 06:49
(Shanghai)
M 4.5 207 km WNW
from Rikaze
Jul 13, 2024 17:24
(Urumqi)
M 2.8 126 km W
from Aksu
Jul 13, 2024 16:53
(Urumqi)
M 2.7 240 km WNW
from Aksu
Jul 13, 2024 16:36
(Urumqi)
M 2.2 230 km WNW
from Aksu
Jul 13, 2024 06:42
(Urumqi)
M 2.9 179 km SW
from Huocheng
Jul 12, 2024 02:24
(Shanghai)
M 3.7 127 km NNW
from Bole
Jul 11, 2024 08:43
(Urumqi)
M 3.6 155 km W
from Aksu
Jul 11, 2024 06:49
(Urumqi)
M 4.3 42 km WSW
from Kuqa
Jul 11, 2024 05:50
(Urumqi)
M 2.6 247 km NW
from Kashgar
Jul 11, 2024 03:49
(Shanghai)
M 4.0 223 km NW
from Rikaze
Jul 10, 2024 19:34
(Urumqi)
M 4.4 196 km SW
from Korla
Jul 10, 2024 04:21
(Shanghai)
M 3.6 246 km SSW
from Rikaze
Jul 10, 2024 02:06
(Urumqi)
M 3.9 139 km NE
from Kashgar
Jul 10, 2024 04:01
(Shanghai)
M 3.9 237 km SSW
from Rikaze
Jul 9, 2024 14:58
(Urumqi)
M 3.7 128 km NW
from Tumxuk

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:
430 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4
Jul 18, 2024 18:05

Average

A total of 4301 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 430 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 3997 92.93%
Mag. 5 285 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
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
Aug 8, 2017 21:19
(Shanghai)
M 6.5 53 km W
from Zhongzhai
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
Feb 6, 2016 03:57
(Shanghai)
M 6.4 294 km SE
from Jinjiang
Jun 26, 2016 17:17
(Urumqi)
M 6.4 228 km W
from Kashgar

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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 4 magnitude earthquake hit near China on the evening of July 18, 2024 at 18:05 local time (Asia/Shanghai). The center of this earthquake was located 195km west-northwest of Rikaze at a depth of 200km 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, 4301 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from China. This averages to 430 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.