Latest earthquakes near Sichuan, China today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Sichuan, China, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Sichuan? If an earthquake is happening right now near Sichuan (also known as 四川省), it will show up within minutes.

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List of latest earthquakes near Sichuan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 9, 2024 22:07
(Shanghai)
M 5.0 194 km W
from Xichang
Apr 6, 2024 10:29
(Shanghai)
M 5.0 145 km ESE
from Xichang
Mar 27, 2024 18:36
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 282 km WNW
from Chengdu
Mar 20, 2024 11:51
(Shanghai)
M 4.1 74 km SSW
from Luzhou
Feb 28, 2024 21:23
(Shanghai)
M 4.2 88 km SSW
from Ya'an
Feb 15, 2024 14:03
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 30 km NW
from Xichang
Jan 20, 2024 01:41
(Shanghai)
M 4.6 82 km SSE
from Yibin
Dec 31, 2023 14:07
(Shanghai)
M 4.1 45 km NW
from Yibin
Dec 19, 2023 21:49
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 54 km SSE
from Yibin
Dec 14, 2023 10:39
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 44 km N
from Luzhou
Dec 1, 2023 09:25
(Shanghai)
M 4.6 178 km SSW
from Yibin
Dec 1, 2023 04:36
(Shanghai)
M 4.3 5 km S
from Xunchang
Nov 28, 2023 07:30
(Shanghai)
M 4.2 281 km S
from Gulin
Nov 13, 2023 08:56
(Shanghai)
M 4.5 119 km ENE
from Panzhihua
Oct 16, 2023 15:30
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 53 km S
from Kangding
Oct 2, 2023 12:41
(Shanghai)
M 4.3 194 km SSW
from Yibin
Oct 1, 2023 22:16
(Shanghai)
M 4.5 245 km NW
from Kangding
Sep 15, 2023 17:55
(Shanghai)
M 4.2 24 km WNW
from Ya'an
Aug 19, 2023 15:31
(Shanghai)
M 4.7 13 km WSW
from Neijiang
Aug 18, 2023 10:39
(Shanghai)
M 4.5 19 km SW
from Neijiang
Aug 18, 2023 09:52
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 10 km WSW
from Neijiang
Aug 18, 2023 09:30
(Shanghai)
M 4.4 17 km SW
from Neijiang
Aug 13, 2023 20:55
(Shanghai)
M 4.6 186 km S
from Panzhihua
Aug 13, 2023 20:55
(Shanghai)
M 4.6 249 km S
from Panzhihua
Aug 7, 2023 14:38
(Shanghai)
M 4.6 54 km S
from Kangding

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Sichuan

Sichuan Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
62 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5
Apr 9, 2024 22:07

Average

A total of 623 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Sichuan, China in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 62 earthquakes per year, or 5 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Sichuan roughly every 5 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Sichuan in 2019. A total of 87 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Sichuan that year. The strongest had a 5.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Sichuan in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Sichuan 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 Sichuan (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 571 91.65%
Mag. 5 48 7.7%
Mag. 6 4 0.64%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Sichuan

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.6
On Sep 5, 2022 12:52.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On May 12, 2008 14:28.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Sichuan occurred on Sep 5, 2022 12:52 local time (Asia/Shanghai timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.6 and struck 81 kilometers (50 mi) west-southwest of Ya'an, at a depth of 12 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Sichuan in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.9 earthquake struck on May 12, 2008 14:28, 80 kilometers (50 mi) west-southwest of Chengdu. It is the strongest earthquake near Sichuan 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 Sichuan, 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 Sichuan.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Sichuan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 5, 2022 12:52
(Shanghai)
M 6.6 81 km WSW
from Ya'an
Aug 8, 2017 21:19
(Shanghai)
M 6.5 207 km NNW
from Mianyang
Aug 3, 2014 16:30
(Shanghai)
M 6.2 138 km SE
from Xichang
May 21, 2021 21:48
(Shanghai)
M 6.1 195 km WSW
from Panzhihua
Nov 22, 2014 16:55
(Shanghai)
M 5.9 43 km NNW
from Kangding
Jun 10, 2022 01:28
(Shanghai)
M 5.9 282 km NW
from Chengdu
Jun 1, 2022 17:00
(Shanghai)
M 5.8 46 km N
from Ya'an
Jun 17, 2019 22:55
(Shanghai)
M 5.8 49 km SE
from Yibin
Nov 25, 2014 23:19
(Shanghai)
M 5.6 28 km NW
from Kangding
Jun 10, 2022 00:03
(Shanghai)
M 5.6 280 km NW
from Chengdu

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Sichuan

Earthquakes by city in Sichuan

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Sichuan, China.

Use this regional Sichuan earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Nanxi, Baixi, Gusong, Donghe, Changning, Junlian, Luocheng, Xuantan, Wenjiang, Jiang’an, Guanyin, Nanlong, Tianpeng, Langzhong, Taifu, Chonglong, Tongchuan, Qingfu, Linqiong, Huguo and Yunjin.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Sichuan, China?

A 5 magnitude earthquake hit near Sichuan on the evening of April 9, 2024 at 22:07 local time (Asia/Shanghai). The center of this earthquake was located 194km west of Xichang at a depth of 16km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Sichuan, China in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Sichuan, China?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Sichuan on the afternoon of May 12, 2008 at 14:28 local time (Asia/Shanghai). The center of this earthquake was located 80km west-northwest of Chengdu at a depth of 19km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Sichuan since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Sichuan, China?

In the past 10 years, 623 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Sichuan. This averages to 62 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 6 days.