Latest earthquakes near West Sumatra, Indonesia today

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List of latest earthquakes near West Sumatra.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 15, 2024 15:45
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 283 km SE
from Padang
Apr 15, 2024 00:07
(Jakarta)
M 2.5 20 km ENE
from Payakumbuh
Apr 14, 2024 03:16
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 74 km S
from Padang
Apr 12, 2024 15:10
(Jakarta)
M 3.4 255 km NNW
from Payakumbuh
Apr 11, 2024 02:42
(Jakarta)
M 2.7 62 km S
from Padang
Apr 11, 2024 00:20
(Jakarta)
M 2.7 289 km NNW
from Payakumbuh
Apr 10, 2024 15:52
(Jakarta)
M 3.0 293 km NNW
from Padang
Apr 9, 2024 09:14
(Jakarta)
M 3.6 279 km NW
from Payakumbuh
Apr 7, 2024 20:40
(Jakarta)
M 3.8 286 km SE
from Padang
Apr 7, 2024 16:11
(Jakarta)
M 2.9 265 km NNW
from Payakumbuh
Apr 7, 2024 03:17
(Jakarta)
M 2.6 36 km SW
from Padang
Apr 5, 2024 23:13
(Jakarta)
M 4.8 257 km NW
from Padang
Apr 5, 2024 06:07
(Jakarta)
M 2.7 62 km NNW
from Padang
Apr 4, 2024 15:08
(Jakarta)
M 3.1 56 km WSW
from Padang
Mar 30, 2024 05:38
(Jakarta)
M 3.0 254 km NNW
from Padang
Mar 30, 2024 04:44
(Jakarta)
M 3.1 196 km NNW
from Padang
Mar 28, 2024 17:44
(Jakarta)
M 3.5 276 km NW
from Payakumbuh
Mar 28, 2024 02:23
(Jakarta)
M 2.8 246 km SE
from Padang
Mar 25, 2024 15:07
(Jakarta)
M 3.5 127 km SSE
from Padang
Mar 25, 2024 08:59
(Jakarta)
M 4.0 280 km NW
from Padang
Mar 25, 2024 07:44
(Jakarta)
M 2.5 149 km WNW
from Padang
Mar 24, 2024 18:33
(Jakarta)
M 3.3 207 km N
from Padang
Mar 24, 2024 13:02
(Jakarta)
M 3.2 265 km NNW
from Payakumbuh
Mar 24, 2024 09:16
(Jakarta)
M 2.9 201 km NNW
from Padang
Mar 23, 2024 00:49
(Jakarta)
M 2.9 283 km NW
from Payakumbuh

Map of Latest Earthquakes near West Sumatra

West Sumatra Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
89 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.2
Apr 15, 2024 15:45

Average

A total of 895 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of West Sumatra, Indonesia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 89 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near West Sumatra roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near West Sumatra in 2022. A total of 127 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of West Sumatra that year. The strongest had a 6.7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of West Sumatra in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near West 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 West Sumatra (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 776 86.7%
Mag. 5 107 11.96%
Mag. 6 11 1.23%
Mag. 7 1 0.11%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near West Sumatra

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On Apr 25, 2023 03:00.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On Sep 13, 2007 06:49.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near West Sumatra occurred on Apr 25, 2023 03:00 local time (Asia/Jakarta timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 206 kilometers (128 mi) west of Padang, at a depth of 34 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near West Sumatra in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.9 earthquake struck on Sep 13, 2007 06:49, 194 kilometers (121 mi) west of Padang. It is the strongest earthquake near West 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 West 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 West Sumatra.

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2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near West Sumatra.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 25, 2023 03:00
(Jakarta)
M 7.1 206 km W
from Padang
Mar 14, 2022 04:09
(Jakarta)
M 6.7 195 km W
from Padang
Jun 2, 2016 05:56
(Jakarta)
M 6.6 132 km SSE
from Padang
Sep 1, 2017 00:06
(Jakarta)
M 6.3 78 km WSW
from Padang
Aug 29, 2022 10:29
(Jakarta)
M 6.2 195 km W
from Padang
Feb 25, 2022 08:39
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 76 km NW
from Payakumbuh
Mar 3, 2015 17:37
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 183 km W
from Padang
Apr 3, 2023 21:59
(Jakarta)
M 6.1 261 km NW
from Padang
Sep 11, 2022 06:10
(Jakarta)
M 6.0 190 km W
from Padang
May 16, 2015 03:26
(Jakarta)
M 6.0 273 km SE
from Padang

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near West Sumatra

Earthquakes by city in West Sumatra

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

Use this regional West Sumatra earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Bukittinggi, Pariaman, Solok and Sijunjung.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in West Sumatra, Indonesia?

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit near West Sumatra on the afternoon of April 15, 2024 at 15:45 local time (Asia/Jakarta). The center of this earthquake was located 283km south-east of Padang at a depth of 91km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near West Sumatra, Indonesia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near West Sumatra, Indonesia?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near West Sumatra on the morning of September 13, 2007 at 06:49 local time (Asia/Jakarta). The center of this earthquake was located 194km south-southeast of Padang at a depth of 35km under water in the Indian Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near West Sumatra since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near West Sumatra, Indonesia?

In the past 10 years, 895 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from West Sumatra. This averages to 90 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.