Latest earthquakes near Kuwait today

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List of latest earthquakes near Kuwait.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 10, 2024 09:53AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.3 246 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Apr 10, 2024 08:43AM
(Kuwait)
M 3.4 261 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Apr 5, 2024 12:01PM
(Kuwait)
M 4.4 276 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Apr 5, 2024 11:58AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.2 256 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Apr 5, 2024 11:54AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.5 254 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Apr 5, 2024 11:45AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.7 252 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Apr 2, 2024 10:45PM
(Kuwait)
M 3.3 300 km E
from Al Aḩmadī
Mar 30, 2024 01:10AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.1 260 km NE
from Al Aḩmadī
Feb 11, 2024 06:02AM
(Kuwait)
M 3.1 279 km NNE
from Ḩawallī
Jan 29, 2024 11:27AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.3 245 km NE
from Al Aḩmadī
Jan 25, 2024 09:39AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.1 162 km NNW
from Al Aḩmadī
Nov 27, 2023 07:40PM
(Kuwait)
M 3.4 269 km NE
from Al Aḩmadī
Nov 10, 2023 06:36PM
(Kuwait)
M 4.8 386 km N
from Ḩawallī
Nov 5, 2023 11:22PM
(Kuwait)
M 3.2 251 km N
from Al Aḩmadī
Oct 29, 2023 04:36AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.3 254 km NE
from Al Aḩmadī
Oct 27, 2023 03:41PM
(Kuwait)
M 4.3 297 km NNE
from Ḩawallī
Oct 22, 2023 11:08PM
(Kuwait)
M 4.1 291 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Oct 15, 2023 02:15PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.3 256 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 28, 2023 11:52AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.1 287 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 21, 2023 07:02AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.4 287 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 21, 2023 06:58AM
(Kuwait)
M 4.0 275 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 11, 2023 11:12AM
(Kuwait)
M 3.2 241 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 7, 2023 08:25PM
(Kuwait)
M 3.2 253 km ESE
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 6, 2023 10:44PM
(Kuwait)
M 3.5 231 km E
from Al Aḩmadī
Sep 5, 2023 10:58AM
(Kuwait)
M 3.3 250 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Kuwait

Kuwait Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
20 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.3
May 10, 2024 09:53

Average

A total of 205 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kuwait in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 20 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kuwait roughly every 17 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Kuwait in 2021. A total of 56 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Kuwait that year. The strongest had a 5.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kuwait in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Kuwait 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 Kuwait (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 196 95.61%
Mag. 5 9 4.39%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Kuwait

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.8
On Apr 18, 2021 09:41.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6
On May 27, 1989 23:08.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Kuwait occurred on Apr 18, 2021 09:41 local time (Asia/Kuwait timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.8 and struck 262 kilometers (163 mi) east-northeast of Al Aḩmadī, at a depth of 8 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Kuwait in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6 earthquake struck on May 27, 1989 23:08, 300 kilometers (186 mi) east-northeast of Al Aḩmadī. It is the strongest earthquake near Kuwait 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 Kuwait 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 Kuwait.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Kuwait.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 18, 2021 09:41AM
(Kuwait)
M 5.8 262 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Jul 18, 2021 05:34PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.4 298 km E
from As Sālimīyah
Oct 15, 2023 02:15PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.3 256 km NNE
from Al Aḩmadī
Dec 12, 2014 11:45PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.2 276 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Mar 19, 2018 10:32PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.1 285 km NE
from Al Aḩmadī
Mar 19, 2018 07:30AM
(Kuwait)
M 5.0 264 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Jun 21, 2014 01:54AM
(Kuwait)
M 5.0 286 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
May 21, 2021 02:52PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.0 250 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
Jul 13, 2021 02:11PM
(Kuwait)
M 5.0 284 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī
May 24, 2020 12:11PM
(Kuwait)
M 4.9 297 km ENE
from Al Aḩmadī

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Kuwait

Earthquakes by region of Kuwait

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kuwait?

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Kuwait on the morning of May 10, 2024 at 09:53 local time (Asia/Kuwait). The center of this earthquake was located 246km north-northeast of Al Aḩmadī at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kuwait in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kuwait?

A 6 magnitude earthquake hit near Kuwait on the evening of May 27, 1989 at 23:08 local time (Asia/Kuwait). The center of this earthquake was located 300km east-northeast of Al Aḩmadī at a depth of 31km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Kuwait since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Kuwait?

In the past 10 years, 205 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kuwait. This averages to 21 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 18 days.