Latest earthquakes near Libya today

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List of latest earthquakes near Libya.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 27, 2024 04:01AM
(Tripoli)
M 3.2 270 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 26, 2024 03:07AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.7 293 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 25, 2024 09:27AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.1 277 km N
from Darnah
May 24, 2024 12:33PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.5 272 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 24, 2024 01:58AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.7 231 km NNE
from Darnah
May 24, 2024 01:39AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.5 298 km NNE
from Darnah
May 22, 2024 04:00PM
(Tripoli)
M 2.9 298 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 21, 2024 01:57AM
(Tripoli)
M 3.6 224 km NNE
from Tripoli
May 19, 2024 09:37AM
(Tripoli)
M 4.0 284 km NNE
from Darnah
May 18, 2024 09:57PM
(Tripoli)
M 2.6 268 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 17, 2024 09:49AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.3 273 km NNE
from Darnah
May 16, 2024 11:41AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.7 279 km NNE
from Darnah
May 15, 2024 02:41PM
(Tripoli)
M 2.8 268 km NNE
from Darnah
May 15, 2024 03:13AM
(Tripoli)
M 3.1 254 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 13, 2024 09:06PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.7 265 km NNE
from Darnah
May 13, 2024 08:54PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.1 248 km N
from Darnah
May 10, 2024 06:20PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.6 239 km NNE
from Darnah
May 10, 2024 04:06AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.8 290 km NE
from Darnah
May 4, 2024 06:43PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.0 298 km NE
from Darnah
May 4, 2024 12:48PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.2 298 km N
from Tobruk
May 4, 2024 10:31AM
(Tripoli)
M 3.2 243 km NNE
from Darnah
May 4, 2024 01:18AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.6 267 km NNE
from Darnah
May 2, 2024 12:58PM
(Tripoli)
M 2.4 281 km NNE
from Darnah
May 2, 2024 09:21AM
(Tripoli)
M 2.7 227 km NNE
from Darnah
May 1, 2024 11:03PM
(Tripoli)
M 3.0 293 km N
from Tobruk

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Libya

Libya Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
49 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.2
May 27, 2024 04:01

Average

A total of 494 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Libya in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 49 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Libya roughly every 7 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Libya in 2020. A total of 182 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Libya that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Libya in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Libya 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 Libya (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 469 94.94%
Mag. 5 24 4.86%
Mag. 6 1 0.2%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Libya

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.5
On May 2, 2020 14:51.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.8
On Apr 19, 1935 16:23.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Libya occurred on May 2, 2020 14:51 local time (Africa/Tripoli timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck 284 kilometers (176 mi) north-east of Tobruk, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Libya in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.8 earthquake struck on Apr 19, 1935 16:23, 119 kilometers (74 mi) north-east of Mişrātah. It is the strongest earthquake near Libya 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 Libya 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 Libya.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Libya.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 2, 2020 02:51PM
(Tripoli)
M 6.5 284 km NE
from Tobruk
May 19, 2020 01:22AM
(Tripoli)
M 5.7 275 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 21, 2020 01:43AM
(Tripoli)
M 5.7 299 km NNW
from Al Bayḑā’
Apr 22, 2023 12:19AM
(Tripoli)
M 5.5 296 km N
from Mişrātah
Jul 31, 2017 11:29PM
(Tripoli)
M 5.3 270 km N
from Tobruk
Jan 24, 2023 10:25PM
(Tripoli)
M 5.3 244 km NNE
from Tripoli
Jan 30, 2023 09:55PM
(Tripoli)
M 5.3 246 km NNE
from Tripoli
May 24, 2020 12:50AM
(Tripoli)
M 5.3 285 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 2, 2020 03:33PM
(Tripoli)
M 5.3 269 km NNE
from Tobruk
May 2, 2020 06:44PM
(Tripoli)
M 5.3 273 km NE
from Tobruk

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Libya

Earthquakes by region of Libya

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Libya?

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Libya on the night of May 27, 2024 at 04:01 local time (Africa/Tripoli). The center of this earthquake was located 270km north-northeast of Tobruk at a depth of 15km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Libya in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Libya?

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Libya on the afternoon of April 19, 1935 at 16:23 local time (Africa/Tripoli). The center of this earthquake was located 119km south of Mişrātah at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Libya since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Libya?

In the past 10 years, 494 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Libya. This averages to 49 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.