Latest earthquakes near Laos today

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List of latest earthquakes near Laos.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 2, 2024 09:47
(Vientiane)
M 3.8 113 km NNW
from Ban Houakhoua
Mar 25, 2024 08:05
(Vientiane)
M 4.2 167 km E
from Xam Nua
Mar 25, 2024 08:05
(Vientiane)
M 4.2 167 km E
from Xam Nua
Mar 14, 2024 12:35
(Vientiane)
M 3.6 244 km W
from Ban Houakhoua
Mar 5, 2024 12:49
(Vientiane)
M 4.5 264 km E
from Pakse
Feb 24, 2024 07:23
(Vientiane)
M 4.2 153 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Feb 10, 2024 15:34
(Vientiane)
M 3.9 24 km W
from Luang Prabang
Feb 8, 2024 21:50
(Vientiane)
M 3.6 140 km NNW
from Muang Xay
Feb 7, 2024 11:11
(Vientiane)
M 4.6 268 km E
from Pakse
Feb 7, 2024 10:49
(Vientiane)
M 4.4 264 km E
from Pakse
Dec 18, 2023 23:47
(Vientiane)
M 3.6 224 km WSW
from Ban Houakhoua
Dec 18, 2023 04:48
(Vientiane)
M 3.7 115 km NNW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 24, 2023 18:50
(Vientiane)
M 4.2 169 km N
from Muang Xay
Nov 20, 2023 01:19
(Vientiane)
M 3.5 156 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 19, 2023 21:04
(Vientiane)
M 3.5 137 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 19, 2023 19:02
(Vientiane)
M 3.7 137 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 17, 2023 18:52
(Vientiane)
M 4.2 156 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 17, 2023 17:01
(Vientiane)
M 3.7 160 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 17, 2023 13:02
(Vientiane)
M 4.5 152 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 17, 2023 11:56
(Vientiane)
M 3.5 149 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 17, 2023 08:42
(Vientiane)
M 4.1 145 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 17, 2023 08:37
(Vientiane)
M 5.7 159 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Nov 13, 2023 10:02
(Vientiane)
M 4.1 274 km ESE
from Pakse
Nov 9, 2023 14:30
(Vientiane)
M 4.2 235 km WSW
from Ban Houakhoua
Oct 13, 2023 08:57
(Vientiane)
M 3.7 300 km WNW
from Ban Houakhoua

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Laos

Laos Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
18 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.8
Apr 2, 2024 09:47

Average

A total of 185 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Laos in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 18 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Laos roughly every 19 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Laos in 2022. A total of 58 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Laos that year. The strongest had a 5.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Laos in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Laos 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 Laos (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 175 94.59%
Mag. 5 8 4.32%
Mag. 6 2 1.08%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Laos

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.2
On Nov 21, 2019 06:50.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Nov 6, 1988 20:03.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Laos occurred on Nov 21, 2019 06:50 local time (Asia/Vientiane timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck 95 kilometers (59 mi) west-southwest of Luang Prabang, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Laos in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Nov 6, 1988 20:03, 296 kilometers (184 mi) west-southwest of Ban Houakhoua. It is the strongest earthquake near Laos 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 Laos 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 Laos.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Laos.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 21, 2019 06:50
(Vientiane)
M 6.2 95 km WSW
from Luang Prabang
May 5, 2014 18:08
(Vientiane)
M 6.1 105 km SW
from Ban Houakhoua
Jul 22, 2022 00:07
(Vientiane)
M 5.9 117 km NNW
from Ban Houakhoua
Dec 24, 2021 20:43
(Vientiane)
M 5.7 189 km N
from Muang Xay
Nov 17, 2023 08:37
(Vientiane)
M 5.7 159 km NW
from Ban Houakhoua
Sep 8, 2018 09:31
(Vientiane)
M 5.7 297 km N
from Muang Xay
Nov 21, 2019 04:03
(Vientiane)
M 5.7 105 km WSW
from Luang Prabang
Dec 20, 2021 04:06
(Vientiane)
M 5.5 94 km WSW
from Luang Prabang
May 6, 2014 07:50
(Vientiane)
M 5.0 106 km SW
from Ban Houakhoua
May 6, 2014 07:58
(Vientiane)
M 5.0 124 km SW
from Ban Houakhoua

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Laos

Earthquakes by region of Laos

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Laos?

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Laos on the morning of April 2, 2024 at 09:47 local time (Asia/Vientiane). The center of this earthquake was located 113km north-northwest of Ban Houakhoua at a depth of 6km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Laos in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Laos?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Laos on the evening of November 6, 1988 at 20:03 local time (Asia/Vientiane). The center of this earthquake was located 296km north-northwest of Ban Houakhoua at a depth of 18km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Laos since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Laos?

In the past 10 years, 185 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Laos. This averages to 19 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 20 days.