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List of latest earthquakes near Christmas Island.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 12, 2024 02:31
(Christmas)
M 3.3 300 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
May 10, 2024 20:19
(Christmas)
M 4.8 240 km ENE
from Flying Fish Cove
May 5, 2024 23:36
(Christmas)
M 3.7 153 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 27, 2024 23:29
(Christmas)
M 6.1 323 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 25, 2024 18:03
(Christmas)
M 4.6 273 km ENE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 13, 2024 06:21
(Christmas)
M 3.9 186 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 12, 2024 02:18
(Christmas)
M 4.3 150 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 10, 2024 20:01
(Christmas)
M 3.5 286 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 6, 2024 23:00
(Christmas)
M 3.2 282 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Apr 4, 2024 18:13
(Christmas)
M 3.5 292 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Mar 29, 2024 10:47
(Christmas)
M 3.1 292 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Mar 26, 2024 00:42
(Christmas)
M 3.1 278 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Mar 1, 2024 12:20
(Christmas)
M 4.2 191 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 25, 2024 22:04
(Christmas)
M 5.2 340 km N
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 25, 2024 20:07
(Christmas)
M 5.6 344 km N
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 15, 2024 09:21
(Christmas)
M 4.1 141 km ENE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 15, 2024 08:48
(Christmas)
M 3.8 191 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 12, 2024 22:45
(Christmas)
M 2.7 295 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 10, 2024 16:13
(Christmas)
M 3.8 167 km ESE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 7, 2024 10:37
(Christmas)
M 3.5 228 km N
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 5, 2024 01:55
(Christmas)
M 3.2 299 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 2, 2024 17:06
(Christmas)
M 4.5 102 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Feb 1, 2024 02:38
(Christmas)
M 3.9 100 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Jan 31, 2024 14:21
(Christmas)
M 3.1 298 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Jan 29, 2024 10:47
(Christmas)
M 3.5 235 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Christmas Island

Recent Christmas Island Earthquake News

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

Christmas Island Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
18 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.3
May 12, 2024 02:31

Average

A total of 182 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Christmas Island in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 18 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Christmas Island roughly every 20 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Christmas Island in 2020. A total of 26 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Christmas Island that year. The strongest had a 5.2 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Christmas Island in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Christmas Island 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 Christmas Island (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 169 92.86%
Mag. 5 13 7.14%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Christmas Island

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.8
On Nov 8, 2016 04:31.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Jul 17, 2006 15:19.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Christmas Island occurred on Nov 8, 2016 04:31 local time (Indian/Christmas timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.8 and struck 273 kilometers (170 mi) north-northwest of Flying Fish Cove, at a depth of 33 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Christmas Island in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Jul 17, 2006 15:19, 229 kilometers (142 mi) north-northwest of Flying Fish Cove. It is the strongest earthquake near Christmas Island 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 Christmas Island 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 Christmas Island.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Christmas Island.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 8, 2016 04:31
(Christmas)
M 5.8 273 km NNW
from Flying Fish Cove
Jun 12, 2017 06:15
(Christmas)
M 5.7 242 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Dec 19, 2015 22:03
(Christmas)
M 5.7 272 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Jul 15, 2016 01:28
(Christmas)
M 5.4 255 km E
from Flying Fish Cove
Aug 24, 2020 00:38
(Christmas)
M 5.2 288 km ENE
from Flying Fish Cove
May 18, 2016 04:08
(Christmas)
M 5.2 207 km E
from Flying Fish Cove
Jan 8, 2019 16:54
(Christmas)
M 5.2 299 km NNE
from Flying Fish Cove
Sep 2, 2014 01:58
(Christmas)
M 5.1 182 km NE
from Flying Fish Cove
Oct 25, 2021 13:52
(Christmas)
M 5.1 266 km ENE
from Flying Fish Cove
Oct 14, 2018 02:38
(Christmas)
M 5.1 179 km N
from Flying Fish Cove

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Christmas Island

Earthquakes by region of Christmas Island

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Christmas Island?

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Christmas Island on the night of May 12, 2024 at 02:31 local time (Indian/Christmas). The center of this earthquake was located 300km north-east of Flying Fish Cove at a depth of 11km under water in the Indian Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Christmas Island in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Christmas Island?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Christmas Island on the afternoon of July 17, 2006 at 15:19 local time (Indian/Christmas). The center of this earthquake was located 229km north-east of Flying Fish Cove at a depth of 20km under water in the Indian Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Christmas Island since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Christmas Island?

In the past 10 years, 182 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Christmas Island. This averages to 18 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 20 days.