Latest earthquakes near Eritrea today

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List of latest earthquakes near Eritrea.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 6, 2023 01:59AM
(Asmara)
M 4.4 143 km SSE
from Assab
Oct 26, 2023 01:51AM
(Asmara)
M 4.4 141 km SSE
from Assab
Oct 19, 2023 08:30AM
(Asmara)
M 4.5 199 km ESE
from Asmara
Sep 29, 2023 03:25AM
(Asmara)
M 4.4 142 km SSE
from Assab
Sep 28, 2023 08:53AM
(Asmara)
M 4.6 161 km SSE
from Assab
Sep 28, 2023 04:22AM
(Asmara)
M 4.6 151 km SSE
from Assab
Sep 13, 2023 08:51PM
(Asmara)
M 5.0 59 km ESE
from Asmara
Aug 4, 2023 02:15AM
(Asmara)
M 4.6 53 km ESE
from Asmara
Aug 4, 2023 02:15AM
(Asmara)
M 4.4 85 km SE
from Asmara
Aug 3, 2023 01:11PM
(Asmara)
M 4.6 52 km ESE
from Asmara
Aug 2, 2023 11:33PM
(Asmara)
M 4.4 54 km E
from Asmara
Aug 2, 2023 08:13AM
(Asmara)
M 4.7 45 km ESE
from Asmara
Aug 2, 2023 08:09AM
(Asmara)
M 4.5 46 km E
from Asmara
Aug 2, 2023 06:36AM
(Asmara)
M 4.8 49 km ESE
from Asmara
Aug 2, 2023 12:06AM
(Asmara)
M 4.2 84 km NE
from Asmara
Aug 2, 2023 12:06AM
(Asmara)
M 4.2 51 km E
from Asmara
Aug 1, 2023 10:37PM
(Asmara)
M 4.4 62 km ESE
from Asmara
Aug 1, 2023 08:15PM
(Asmara)
M 5.6 65 km E
from Asmara
Jul 6, 2023 01:52AM
(Asmara)
M 4.3 137 km SE
from Asmara
Jul 2, 2023 10:58PM
(Asmara)
M 4.2 125 km SE
from Asmara
Jul 2, 2023 07:51PM
(Asmara)
M 4.2 140 km ESE
from Asmara
Jul 2, 2023 01:11PM
(Asmara)
M 4.0 137 km ESE
from Asmara
Jul 2, 2023 10:17AM
(Asmara)
M 4.3 130 km SE
from Asmara
Jun 4, 2023 07:14AM
(Asmara)
M 4.7 136 km SE
from Asmara
May 15, 2023 10:05PM
(Asmara)
M 4.6 58 km ESE
from Asmara

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Eritrea

Recent Eritrea Earthquake News

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Eritrea Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
11 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.4
Nov 6, 2023 01:59

Average

A total of 116 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Eritrea in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 11 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Eritrea in 2023. A total of 33 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Eritrea that year. The strongest had a 5.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Eritrea in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Eritrea 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 Eritrea (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 108 93.1%
Mag. 5 8 6.9%
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 Eritrea

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.6
On Aug 1, 2023 20:15.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.6
On Dec 28, 1977 05:45.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Eritrea occurred on Aug 1, 2023 20:15 local time (Africa/Asmara timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.6 and struck 65 kilometers (40 mi) east of Asmara, at a depth of 7 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Eritrea in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.6 earthquake struck on Dec 28, 1977 05:45, 206 kilometers (128 mi) east of Asmara. It is the strongest earthquake near Eritrea in the past 123 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Eritrea 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 Eritrea.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Eritrea.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 1, 2023 08:15PM
(Asmara)
M 5.6 65 km E
from Asmara
Dec 26, 2022 03:21PM
(Asmara)
M 5.5 148 km SE
from Asmara
Mar 24, 2018 01:27PM
(Asmara)
M 5.2 244 km SSE
from Asmara
Dec 28, 2022 07:14PM
(Asmara)
M 5.1 136 km SE
from Asmara
Sep 11, 2019 10:06PM
(Asmara)
M 5.0 189 km NE
from Asmara
Mar 6, 2019 10:54PM
(Asmara)
M 5.0 269 km NNE
from Massawa
Jan 18, 2023 10:28PM
(Asmara)
M 5.0 145 km SSE
from Assab
Sep 13, 2023 08:51PM
(Asmara)
M 5.0 59 km ESE
from Asmara
Jan 10, 2023 12:28AM
(Asmara)
M 4.9 248 km E
from Massawa
Mar 7, 2016 12:02AM
(Asmara)
M 4.8 283 km NNE
from Asmara

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Eritrea

Earthquakes by region of Eritrea

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Eritrea?

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Eritrea on the night of November 6, 2023 at 01:59 local time (Africa/Asmara). The center of this earthquake was located 143km south-southeast of Assab at a depth of 6km under water in the Gulf Of Aden. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Eritrea in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Eritrea?

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Eritrea on the night of December 28, 1977 at 05:45 local time (Africa/Asmara). The center of this earthquake was located 206km north-east of Asmara at a depth of 33km under water in the Red Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Eritrea since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Eritrea?

In the past 10 years, 116 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Eritrea. This averages to 12 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 31 days.