Latest earthquakes near Germany today

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List of latest earthquakes near Germany.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 15, 2024 21:08
(Berlin)
M 2.2 62 km SSW
from Chemnitz
Apr 15, 2024 07:35
(Berlin)
M 2.6 102 km S
from Freiburg
Apr 13, 2024 18:08
(Berlin)
M 2.9 176 km ENE
from Dresden
Apr 13, 2024 17:46
(Berlin)
M 2.2 283 km SSW
from Munich
Apr 12, 2024 12:29
(Berlin)
M 2.0 10 km W
from Freiburg
Apr 11, 2024 14:45
(Berlin)
M 2.4 60 km SSW
from Chemnitz
Apr 11, 2024 11:10
(Berlin)
M 2.1 141 km WNW
from Bremen
Apr 11, 2024 07:26
(Berlin)
M 3.0 176 km ENE
from Dresden
Apr 10, 2024 17:43
(Berlin)
M 2.4 61 km SSW
from Chemnitz
Apr 10, 2024 12:20
(Berlin)
M 2.1 70 km NW
from Freiburg
Apr 9, 2024 18:29
(Berlin)
M 2.2 103 km WSW
from Freiburg
Apr 8, 2024 12:00
(Berlin)
M 2.3 85 km WNW
from Freiburg
Apr 7, 2024 16:50
(Berlin)
M 2.5 99 km SW
from Freiburg
Apr 7, 2024 16:46
(Berlin)
M 2.4 152 km S
from Freiburg
Apr 7, 2024 16:27
(Berlin)
M 2.5 99 km SW
from Freiburg
Apr 7, 2024 05:27
(Berlin)
M 2.3 219 km SSE
from Munich
Apr 5, 2024 16:39
(Berlin)
M 2.2 48 km S
from Karlsruhe
Apr 5, 2024 14:52
(Berlin)
M 2.1 154 km S
from Freiburg
Apr 5, 2024 14:28
(Berlin)
M 3.4 219 km SSE
from Munich
Apr 5, 2024 12:10
(Berlin)
M 2.1 72 km WSW
from Freiburg
Apr 5, 2024 12:03
(Berlin)
M 2.2 84 km WNW
from Freiburg
Apr 5, 2024 12:00
(Berlin)
M 2.2 194 km W
from Köln
Apr 5, 2024 11:50
(Berlin)
M 2.3 294 km WSW
from Freiburg
Apr 4, 2024 13:28
(Berlin)
M 3.3 105 km SE
from Munich
Apr 3, 2024 21:23
(Berlin)
M 2.2 210 km WSW
from Freiburg

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Germany

Germany Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
8 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
Apr 15, 2024 21:08

Average

A total of 87 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Germany in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 8 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Germany in 2021. A total of 12 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Germany that year. The strongest had a 4.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Germany in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Germany 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 Germany (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 86 98.85%
Mag. 5 1 1.15%
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 Germany

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5
On Jul 8, 2020 07:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On May 6, 1976 21:00.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Germany occurred on Jul 8, 2020 07:19 local time (Europe/Berlin timezone). It had a magnitude of 5 and struck 221 kilometers (137 mi) east-southeast of Berlin, at a depth of 5 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Germany in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on May 6, 1976 21:00, 236 kilometers (147 mi) east-southeast of Munich. It is the strongest earthquake near Germany 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 Germany 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 Germany.

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2023 All mag
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List of strongest earthquakes near Germany.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 8, 2020 07:19
(Berlin)
M 5.0 221 km ESE
from Berlin
Jul 20, 2018 05:31
(Berlin)
M 4.9 217 km ESE
from Berlin
Jan 29, 2019 13:53
(Berlin)
M 4.9 216 km ESE
from Berlin
Jul 8, 2015 08:53
(Berlin)
M 4.7 209 km ESE
from Berlin
Apr 7, 2022 18:58
(Berlin)
M 4.7 215 km ESE
from Berlin
Aug 13, 2016 14:00
(Berlin)
M 4.7 214 km ESE
from Berlin
Sep 15, 2018 18:35
(Berlin)
M 4.7 217 km ESE
from Berlin
Apr 9, 2017 00:23
(Berlin)
M 4.6 218 km ESE
from Berlin
Jul 5, 2019 20:41
(Berlin)
M 4.6 219 km ESE
from Berlin
Sep 19, 2023 18:04
(Berlin)
M 4.6 176 km ENE
from Dresden

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Earthquakes by region of Germany

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Germany?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Germany on the evening of April 15, 2024 at 21:08 local time (Europe/Berlin). The center of this earthquake was located 62km south-southwest of Chemnitz at a depth of 6km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Germany in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Germany?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Germany on the evening of May 6, 1976 at 21:00 local time (Europe/Berlin). The center of this earthquake was located 236km south-southeast of Munich at a depth of 9km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Germany since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Germany?

In the past 10 years, 87 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Germany. This averages to 9 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 42 days.