Latest earthquakes near Cyprus today

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List of latest earthquakes near Cyprus.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 08:40
(Nicosia)
M 2.4 250 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 26, 2024 02:30
(Famagusta)
M 2.2 299 km NNW
from Kyrenia
May 23, 2024 12:12
(Nicosia)
M 3.0 269 km NW
from Paphos
May 23, 2024 07:38
(Nicosia)
M 2.2 267 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 21, 2024 21:12
(Nicosia)
M 2.8 277 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 21, 2024 08:29
(Nicosia)
M 2.0 252 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 20, 2024 13:04
(Nicosia)
M 2.5 174 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 19, 2024 07:56
(Famagusta)
M 2.2 286 km NE
from Famagusta
May 19, 2024 03:12
(Nicosia)
M 2.2 299 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 18, 2024 13:33
(Nicosia)
M 3.1 283 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 16, 2024 12:38
(Nicosia)
M 2.5 225 km WNW
from Nicosia
May 15, 2024 16:09
(Nicosia)
M 2.5 71 km N
from Nicosia
May 15, 2024 12:02
(Nicosia)
M 2.2 216 km WNW
from Nicosia
May 15, 2024 00:33
(Famagusta)
M 2.0 283 km NE
from Famagusta
May 14, 2024 22:55
(Nicosia)
M 2.4 192 km WNW
from Nicosia
May 14, 2024 18:51
(Nicosia)
M 2.0 283 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 14, 2024 13:18
(Nicosia)
M 3.0 16 km SW
from Paphos
May 14, 2024 00:50
(Nicosia)
M 2.3 282 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 13, 2024 15:00
(Nicosia)
M 2.3 256 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 12, 2024 22:01
(Famagusta)
M 2.1 275 km NE
from Famagusta
May 12, 2024 06:35
(Nicosia)
M 2.2 222 km N
from Nicosia
May 11, 2024 15:56
(Nicosia)
M 2.3 202 km ENE
from Nicosia
May 11, 2024 13:12
(Famagusta)
M 2.0 268 km ENE
from Famagusta
May 11, 2024 02:56
(Nicosia)
M 2.6 96 km WNW
from Paphos
May 11, 2024 00:09
(Famagusta)
M 2.2 296 km NW
from Kyrenia

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Cyprus

Cyprus Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
28 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.4
May 26, 2024 08:40

Average

A total of 282 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Cyprus in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 28 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Cyprus roughly every 12 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Cyprus in 2023. A total of 127 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Cyprus that year. The strongest had a 6.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Cyprus in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Cyprus 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 Cyprus (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 265 93.97%
Mag. 5 15 5.32%
Mag. 6 2 0.71%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Cyprus

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.6
On Jan 11, 2022 03:07.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.8
On Oct 9, 1996 15:10.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Cyprus occurred on Jan 11, 2022 03:07 local time (Asia/Nicosia timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.6 and struck 67 kilometers (42 mi) north-west of Paphos, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Cyprus in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.8 earthquake struck on Oct 9, 1996 15:10, 37 kilometers (23 mi) north-west of Paphos. It is the strongest earthquake near Cyprus 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 Cyprus 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 Cyprus.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Cyprus.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 11, 2022 03:07
(Nicosia)
M 6.6 67 km NW
from Paphos
Feb 20, 2023 19:04
(Nicosia)
M 6.3 264 km ENE
from Nicosia
Feb 20, 2023 19:07
(Nicosia)
M 5.5 257 km ENE
from Nicosia
Dec 5, 2020 14:44
(Nicosia)
M 5.3 167 km NW
from Nicosia
Apr 15, 2015 11:25
(Nicosia)
M 5.3 9 km WNW
from Paphos
Feb 2, 2022 23:03
(Nicosia)
M 5.3 119 km WNW
from Limassol
Sep 5, 2014 00:00
(Nicosia)
M 5.3 257 km WNW
from Nicosia
Sep 12, 2018 09:21
(Nicosia)
M 5.3 237 km WNW
from Nicosia
Feb 25, 2023 12:27
(Famagusta)
M 5.2 300 km N
from Kyrenia
Feb 16, 2023 21:47
(Nicosia)
M 5.2 246 km ENE
from Nicosia

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Cyprus

Earthquakes by region of Cyprus

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Cyprus?

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Cyprus on the morning of May 26, 2024 at 08:40 local time (Asia/Nicosia). The center of this earthquake was located 250km east-northeast of Nicosia at a depth of 11km under water in the Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Cyprus in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Cyprus?

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Cyprus on the afternoon of October 9, 1996 at 15:10 local time (Asia/Nicosia). The center of this earthquake was located 37km southwest of Paphos at a depth of 33km under water in the Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Basin. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Cyprus since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Cyprus?

In the past 10 years, 282 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Cyprus. This averages to 28 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 13 days.