Latest earthquakes near Maluku, Indonesia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Maluku.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 17, 2024 09:08
(Jayapura)
M 3.2 20 km SE
from Ambon
Jul 13, 2024 22:35
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 135 km E
from Ambon
Jul 12, 2024 20:50
(Jayapura)
M 4.9 227 km W
from Ambon
Jul 12, 2024 01:19
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 291 km S
from Ambon
Jul 8, 2024 19:11
(Jayapura)
M 4.3 147 km NNE
from Ambon
Jul 8, 2024 06:06
(Jayapura)
M 4.1 170 km WNW
from Ambon
Jul 6, 2024 17:26
(Jayapura)
M 4.7 163 km SW
from Tual
Jul 4, 2024 13:43
(Jayapura)
M 4.2 111 km SW
from Ambon
Jul 4, 2024 00:21
(Jayapura)
M 4.6 273 km WSW
from Tual
Jul 1, 2024 00:00
(Jayapura)
M 4.2 276 km WSW
from Tual
Jun 30, 2024 04:16
(Jayapura)
M 4.4 241 km ENE
from Ambon
Jun 30, 2024 04:16
(Jayapura)
M 4.6 217 km NE
from Ambon
Jun 30, 2024 02:57
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 207 km NNE
from Tual
Jun 28, 2024 15:57
(Jayapura)
M 3.0 185 km NE
from Ambon
Jun 26, 2024 06:25
(Jayapura)
M 4.6 274 km ENE
from Ambon
Jun 26, 2024 06:00
(Jayapura)
M 3.5 283 km ENE
from Ambon
Jun 24, 2024 18:55
(Jayapura)
M 5.3 345 km WSW
from Tual
Jun 22, 2024 19:17
(Jayapura)
M 3.2 192 km NE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 18:56
(Jayapura)
M 4.5 180 km ENE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 18:24
(Jayapura)
M 4.8 177 km ENE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 18:13
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 200 km ENE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 18:13
(Jayapura)
M 4.5 178 km NE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 18:11
(Jayapura)
M 3.6 197 km NE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 13:36
(Jayapura)
M 4.3 241 km SSE
from Ambon
Jun 22, 2024 09:06
(Jayapura)
M 4.2 87 km SW
from Ambon

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Maluku

Recent Maluku Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Maluku. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Maluku and elsewhere.

Maluku Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
293 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.2
Jul 17, 2024 09:08

Average

A total of 2931 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Maluku, Indonesia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 293 earthquakes per year, or 24 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Maluku roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Maluku in 2019. A total of 347 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Maluku that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Maluku in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Maluku 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 Maluku (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2739 93.45%
Mag. 5 184 6.28%
Mag. 6 8 0.27%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Maluku

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.9
On Dec 9, 2015 19:21.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.5
On Feb 2, 1938 04:04.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Maluku occurred on Dec 9, 2015 19:21 local time (Asia/Jayapura timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.9 and struck 154 kilometers (96 mi) east-southeast of Ambon, at a depth of 21 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Maluku in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.5 earthquake struck on Feb 2, 1938 04:04, 142 kilometers (88 mi) east-southeast of Tual. It is the strongest earthquake near Maluku 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 Maluku, Indonesia 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 Maluku.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Maluku.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 9, 2015 19:21
(Jayapura)
M 6.9 154 km ESE
from Ambon
Sep 26, 2019 08:46
(Jayapura)
M 6.5 34 km NE
from Ambon
Feb 17, 2023 18:37
(Jayapura)
M 6.1 131 km SSW
from Tual
Feb 26, 2018 22:34
(Jayapura)
M 6.1 195 km WNW
from Ambon
Oct 31, 2017 20:50
(Jayapura)
M 6.1 48 km W
from Ambon
Nov 11, 2021 02:46
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 215 km NE
from Tual
Aug 2, 2021 14:01
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 183 km NE
from Tual
Feb 26, 2020 16:33
(Jayapura)
M 6.0 274 km SW
from Tual
Sep 8, 2020 09:45
(Jayapura)
M 5.9 218 km SE
from Ambon
Jan 26, 2019 17:12
(Jayapura)
M 5.9 113 km E
from Tual

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Maluku

Earthquakes by city in Maluku

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Maluku, Indonesia.

Use this regional Maluku earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Amahai.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Maluku, Indonesia?

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Maluku on the morning of July 17, 2024 at 09:08 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 20km south-east of Ambon at a depth of 10km under water in the Banda Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Maluku, Indonesia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Maluku, Indonesia?

A 8.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Maluku on the night of February 2, 1938 at 04:04 local time (Asia/Jayapura). The center of this earthquake was located 142km west-northwest of Tual at a depth of 25km under water in the Banda Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Maluku since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Maluku, Indonesia?

In the past 10 years, 2931 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Maluku. This averages to 293 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.