Latest earthquakes near Hong Kong today
Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country Hong Kong, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Hong Kong? If an earthquake is happening right now near Hong Kong (also known as 香港), it will show up within minutes.
Hong Kong Earthquake Statistics
A total of 3 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Hong Kong in the past 10 years.
The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Hong Kong in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Hong Kong 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.
Strongest earthquakes near Hong Kong
The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Hong Kong occurred on Nov 4, 2023 19:24 local time (Asia/Hong_Kong timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.2 and struck 192 kilometers (119 mi) west-southwest of Tuen Mun, at a depth of 11 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Hong Kong in the list below.
A longer time ago, a MAG-6 earthquake struck on Mar 19, 1962 05:18, 174 kilometers (108 mi) west-southwest of Kowloon. It is the strongest earthquake near Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong.
|Date and Time||Magnitude||Location|
|Nov 4, 2023 19:24
|M 4.2||192 km WSW
from Tuen Mun
|Mar 8, 2023 05:15
|M 4.2||176 km N
|Feb 11, 2023 10:41
|M 4.2||165 km NNE
Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Hong Kong
Earthquakes by region of Hong Kong
Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Hong Kong.
- Islands (離島區)
- Kowloon City (九龍城區)
- Sha Tin (沙田區)
- Tai Po
- Tsuen Wan
- Tuen Mun (屯門區)
- Wan Chai (中西區)
- Yuen Long
Frequently Asked Questions
These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Hong Kong.
When was the last earthquake in Hong Kong?
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Hong Kong on the evening of November 4, 2023 at 19:24 local time (Asia/Hong_Kong). The center of this earthquake was located 192km west-southwest of Tuen Mun at a depth of 11km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Hong Kong in the past hours.
What was the strongest earthquake near Hong Kong?
A 6 magnitude earthquake hit near Hong Kong on the night of March 19, 1962 at 05:18 local time (Asia/Hong_Kong). The center of this earthquake was located 174km north-northeast of Kowloon at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Hong Kong since the year 1900.
How often do earthquakes occur near Hong Kong?
In the past 10 years, 3 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Hong Kong. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1217 days.