Latest earthquakes near Ethiopia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Ethiopia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 13, 2024 12:36AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.9 125 km SW
from Arba Minch
Apr 28, 2024 03:43AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 249 km N
from Mek'ele
Apr 28, 2024 03:42AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.2 261 km N
from Mek'ele
Apr 28, 2024 03:37AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.0 252 km N
from Mek'ele
Apr 27, 2024 11:44PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.7 257 km N
from Mek'ele
Apr 19, 2024 03:59PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.1 277 km N
from Mek'ele
Apr 19, 2024 12:19PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 253 km N
from Mek'ele
Mar 16, 2024 10:09AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.5 194 km ENE
from Mek'ele
Mar 14, 2024 12:50PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.6 189 km ENE
from Mek'ele
Feb 10, 2024 08:13PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.3 283 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Feb 7, 2024 02:47AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 3.9 271 km NE
from Dire Dawa
Feb 6, 2024 09:24PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 278 km NE
from Dire Dawa
Feb 4, 2024 12:26AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 281 km NE
from Dire Dawa
Feb 3, 2024 08:45PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.2 270 km NE
from Dire Dawa
Jan 25, 2024 08:00PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.4 289 km NE
from Dire Dawa
Nov 11, 2023 09:26AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.9 127 km SW
from Arba Minch
Nov 11, 2023 04:40AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.5 116 km SW
from Arba Minch
Nov 6, 2023 01:59AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 277 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Oct 26, 2023 01:51AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 277 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Oct 19, 2023 08:30AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.5 176 km NE
from Mek'ele
Oct 8, 2023 07:37AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 84 km NE
from Nazrēt
Sep 29, 2023 03:25AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.4 280 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Sep 28, 2023 08:53AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.6 272 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Sep 28, 2023 04:22AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.6 275 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Sep 13, 2023 08:51PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.0 192 km N
from Mek'ele

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Ethiopia

Ethiopia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
10 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.9
May 13, 2024 00:36

Average

A total of 105 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Ethiopia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 10 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Ethiopia in 2023. A total of 38 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Ethiopia that year. The strongest had a 5.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Ethiopia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 96 91.43%
Mag. 5 9 8.57%
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 Ethiopia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.6
On Aug 1, 2023 20:15.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On Aug 25, 1906 16:14.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Ethiopia occurred on Aug 1, 2023 20:15 local time (Africa/Addis_Ababa timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.6 and struck 192 kilometers (119 mi) north of Mek'ele, at a depth of 7 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Ethiopia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on Aug 25, 1906 16:14, 9 kilometers (6 mi) north of Goba. It is the strongest earthquake near Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Ethiopia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 1, 2023 08:15PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.6 192 km N
from Mek'ele
Dec 26, 2022 03:21PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.5 128 km NNE
from Mek'ele
Jan 25, 2024 08:00PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.4 289 km NE
from Dire Dawa
Jan 27, 2017 07:29PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.3 151 km S
from Addis Ababa
Mar 24, 2018 01:27PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.2 59 km E
from Mek'ele
Dec 28, 2022 07:14PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.1 135 km NNE
from Mek'ele
Apr 28, 2024 03:37AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.0 252 km N
from Mek'ele
Jan 18, 2023 10:28PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.0 285 km NNE
from Dire Dawa
Sep 13, 2023 08:51PM
(Addis Ababa)
M 5.0 192 km N
from Mek'ele
Nov 11, 2023 09:26AM
(Addis Ababa)
M 4.9 127 km SW
from Arba Minch

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Ethiopia

Earthquakes by region of Ethiopia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Ethiopia?

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Ethiopia on the night of May 13, 2024 at 00:36 local time (Africa/Addis_Ababa). The center of this earthquake was located 125km southwest of Arba Minch at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Ethiopia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Ethiopia?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Ethiopia on the afternoon of August 25, 1906 at 16:14 local time (Africa/Addis_Ababa). The center of this earthquake was located 9km east of Goba at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Ethiopia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Ethiopia?

In the past 10 years, 105 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Ethiopia. This averages to 11 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 35 days.