Latest earthquakes near Iraq today

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List of latest earthquakes near Iraq.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 07:05AM
(Baghdad)
M 2.2 178 km N
from Dihok
May 26, 2024 01:37AM
(Baghdad)
M 2.4 67 km NE
from Dihok
May 25, 2024 08:17AM
(Baghdad)
M 2.7 287 km N
from Mosul
May 22, 2024 01:02PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.0 180 km N
from Dihok
May 22, 2024 05:42AM
(Baghdad)
M 2.0 193 km NNE
from Dihok
May 21, 2024 07:41PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.6 192 km N
from Mosul
May 20, 2024 04:46PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.4 266 km N
from Mosul
May 19, 2024 09:38PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.8 114 km W
from Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
May 19, 2024 05:37PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.5 189 km NNE
from Dihok
May 18, 2024 04:25PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.6 265 km N
from Mosul
May 18, 2024 09:05AM
(Baghdad)
M 2.1 155 km NNW
from Dihok
May 17, 2024 10:18AM
(Baghdad)
M 2.0 258 km NW
from Dihok
May 16, 2024 11:27PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.0 281 km NNW
from Dihok
May 16, 2024 04:40PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.2 265 km NNW
from Dihok
May 15, 2024 11:55PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.4 262 km WNW
from Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
May 15, 2024 10:02PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.0 244 km W
from Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
May 15, 2024 09:54PM
(Baghdad)
M 3.3 245 km WNW
from Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
May 15, 2024 09:47PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.0 41 km N
from Dihok
May 14, 2024 09:10PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.6 278 km NNW
from Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
May 14, 2024 02:12PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.2 262 km N
from Mosul
May 14, 2024 12:56PM
(Baghdad)
M 3.0 192 km NNW
from Dihok
May 14, 2024 12:27PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.6 194 km NNW
from Dihok
May 14, 2024 12:27PM
(Baghdad)
M 2.6 192 km NNW
from Dihok
May 14, 2024 10:07AM
(Baghdad)
M 3.2 193 km NNW
from Dihok
May 14, 2024 03:00AM
(Baghdad)
M 4.0 118 km E
from Baghdad

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Iraq

Iraq Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
114 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
May 26, 2024 07:05

Average

A total of 1149 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Iraq in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 114 earthquakes per year, or 9 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Iraq roughly every 3 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Iraq in 2018. A total of 195 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Iraq that year. The strongest had a 6.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Iraq in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Iraq 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 Iraq (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1073 93.39%
Mag. 5 70 6.09%
Mag. 6 5 0.44%
Mag. 7 1 0.09%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Iraq

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.3
On Nov 12, 2017 21:18.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.3
On Nov 24, 1976 15:22.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Iraq occurred on Nov 12, 2017 21:18 local time (Asia/Baghdad timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 87 kilometers (54 mi) south-east of As Sulaymānīyah, at a depth of 19 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Iraq in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.3 earthquake struck on Nov 24, 1976 15:22, 267 kilometers (166 mi) south-east of Dihok. It is the strongest earthquake near Iraq 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 Iraq 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 Iraq.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Iraq.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 12, 2017 09:18PM
(Baghdad)
M 7.3 87 km SE
from As Sulaymānīyah
Nov 25, 2018 07:37PM
(Baghdad)
M 6.3 137 km SSE
from As Sulaymānīyah
Aug 18, 2014 05:32AM
(Baghdad)
M 6.2 109 km NNE
from Al ‘Amārah
Feb 23, 2020 07:00PM
(Baghdad)
M 6.0 265 km NNE
from Mosul
Aug 26, 2018 01:13AM
(Baghdad)
M 6.0 129 km SE
from As Sulaymānīyah
Aug 18, 2014 09:08PM
(Baghdad)
M 6.0 98 km NNE
from Al ‘Amārah
Jan 28, 2023 09:14PM
(Baghdad)
M 5.9 261 km NNE
from Erbil
Apr 18, 2021 09:41AM
(Baghdad)
M 5.8 288 km ESE
from Al Başrah al Qadīmah
Jul 22, 2018 01:07PM
(Baghdad)
M 5.8 127 km SSE
from As Sulaymānīyah
Feb 23, 2020 08:53AM
(Baghdad)
M 5.8 261 km NNE
from Mosul

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Iraq

Earthquakes by region of Iraq

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Iraq?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Iraq on the morning of May 26, 2024 at 07:05 local time (Asia/Baghdad). The center of this earthquake was located 178km north of Dihok at a depth of 5km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Iraq in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Iraq?

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Iraq on the afternoon of November 24, 1976 at 15:22 local time (Asia/Baghdad). The center of this earthquake was located 267km north-northeast of Dihok at a depth of 36km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Iraq since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Iraq?

In the past 10 years, 1149 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Iraq. This averages to 115 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.