Latest earthquakes near North Sumatra, Indonesia today

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List of latest earthquakes near North Sumatra.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 19:05
(Jakarta)
M 5.4 341 km WSW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 20, 2024 16:11
(Jakarta)
M 3.4 51 km SE
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 20, 2024 08:05
(Jakarta)
M 2.9 110 km SW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 20, 2024 00:22
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 81 km SW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 17, 2024 10:00
(Jakarta)
M 3.0 114 km SSE
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 17, 2024 04:37
(Jakarta)
M 3.5 226 km S
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 16, 2024 18:06
(Jakarta)
M 2.8 159 km SE
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 15, 2024 04:06
(Jakarta)
M 2.6 45 km NNW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 14, 2024 00:46
(Jakarta)
M 3.6 198 km S
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 12, 2024 20:57
(Jakarta)
M 2.9 205 km W
from Medan
Jul 12, 2024 11:52
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 139 km SW
from Medan
Jul 10, 2024 01:59
(Jakarta)
M 2.5 73 km SSW
from Medan
Jul 8, 2024 08:31
(Jakarta)
M 3.1 69 km S
from Pematangsiantar
Jul 8, 2024 02:05
(Jakarta)
M 3.0 184 km W
from Medan
Jul 7, 2024 21:58
(Jakarta)
M 4.2 299 km WSW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 6, 2024 06:22
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 48 km WSW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 5, 2024 15:14
(Jakarta)
M 4.8 293 km WSW
from Binjai
Jul 5, 2024 14:27
(Jakarta)
M 3.4 147 km SW
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 4, 2024 15:54
(Jakarta)
M 3.4 168 km SW
from Medan
Jul 4, 2024 05:59
(Jakarta)
M 2.7 199 km SE
from Padangsidempuan
Jul 3, 2024 07:33
(Jakarta)
M 3.9 289 km WNW
from Binjai
Jun 26, 2024 23:33
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 199 km W
from Medan
Jun 26, 2024 16:11
(Jakarta)
M 3.0 250 km SSE
from Padangsidempuan
Jun 25, 2024 08:09
(Jakarta)
M 3.7 161 km SE
from Padangsidempuan
Jun 24, 2024 13:24
(Jakarta)
M 2.6 220 km SE
from Padangsidempuan

Map of Latest Earthquakes near North Sumatra

Recent North Sumatra Earthquake News

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

North Sumatra Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
119 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5.4
Jul 20, 2024 19:05

Average

A total of 1193 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of North Sumatra, Indonesia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 119 earthquakes per year, or 9 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near North Sumatra roughly every 3 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near North Sumatra in 2022. A total of 171 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of North Sumatra that year. The strongest had a 6.7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of North Sumatra in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near North Sumatra 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 North Sumatra (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1069 89.61%
Mag. 5 113 9.47%
Mag. 6 10 0.84%
Mag. 7 1 0.08%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near North Sumatra

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On Apr 25, 2023 03:00.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.1
On Dec 26, 2004 07:58.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near North Sumatra occurred on Apr 25, 2023 03:00 local time (Asia/Jakarta timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 258 kilometers (160 mi) south-southwest of Padangsidempuan, at a depth of 34 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near North Sumatra in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.1 earthquake struck on Dec 26, 2004 07:58, 300 kilometers (186 mi) south-southwest of Medan. It is the strongest earthquake near North Sumatra 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 North Sumatra, 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 North Sumatra.

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List of strongest earthquakes near North Sumatra.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 25, 2023 03:00
(Jakarta)
M 7.1 258 km SSW
from Padangsidempuan
Mar 14, 2022 04:09
(Jakarta)
M 6.7 235 km SSW
from Padangsidempuan
Jan 7, 2020 13:05
(Jakarta)
M 6.3 291 km WSW
from Medan
Sep 1, 2017 00:06
(Jakarta)
M 6.3 286 km S
from Padangsidempuan
Aug 29, 2022 10:29
(Jakarta)
M 6.2 274 km SSW
from Padangsidempuan
Sep 24, 2022 03:52
(Jakarta)
M 6.2 291 km W
from Medan
Mar 3, 2015 17:37
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 248 km SSW
from Padangsidempuan
Jan 16, 2023 05:29
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 193 km SSW
from Medan
Feb 25, 2022 08:39
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 159 km SE
from Padangsidempuan
Apr 3, 2023 21:59
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 77 km SW
from Padangsidempuan

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near North Sumatra

Earthquakes by city in North Sumatra

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

Use this regional North Sumatra earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Sibolga, Kabanjahe, Labuhan Deli, Berastagi, Pekan Bahapal, Bandar, Deli Tua, Stabat, Pangkalan Brandan, Teluk Nibung, Tanjungtiram and Tongging.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in North Sumatra, Indonesia?

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit near North Sumatra on the evening of July 20, 2024 at 19:05 local time (Asia/Jakarta). The center of this earthquake was located 341km west-southwest of Padangsidempuan at a depth of 10km under water in the Indian Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near North Sumatra, Indonesia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near North Sumatra, Indonesia?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near North Sumatra on the morning of December 26, 2004 at 07:58 local time (Asia/Jakarta). The center of this earthquake was located 300km west of Medan at a depth of 30km under water in the Indian Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near North Sumatra since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near North Sumatra, Indonesia?

In the past 10 years, 1193 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from North Sumatra. This averages to 119 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.