Latest earthquakes near Malaysia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Malaysia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 24, 2024 11:17AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.8 292 km SSW
from Klang
May 21, 2024 02:29PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.6 257 km W
from Klang
May 15, 2024 07:22AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.1 291 km WSW
from Klang
May 7, 2024 05:50PM
(Kuching)
M 3.1 105 km S
from Kuching
Apr 30, 2024 09:34PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.3 271 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 30, 2024 02:17AM
(Kuching)
M 2.3 57 km E
from Kota Kinabalu
Apr 29, 2024 01:26AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 2.7 293 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 21, 2024 10:48PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.6 281 km SSW
from Klang
Apr 18, 2024 07:01PM
(Kuching)
M 2.4 60 km ENE
from Kota Kinabalu
Apr 16, 2024 01:37PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.1 285 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 14, 2024 08:15AM
(Kuching)
M 2.3 63 km E
from Kota Kinabalu
Apr 12, 2024 04:10PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.4 261 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 11, 2024 01:20AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 2.7 251 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 10, 2024 04:52PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.0 266 km SW
from Klang
Apr 9, 2024 10:14AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.6 298 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 8, 2024 09:59PM
(Kuching)
M 2.2 103 km WNW
from Sandakan
Apr 7, 2024 05:11PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 2.9 263 km WSW
from Klang
Apr 3, 2024 10:10PM
(Kuching)
M 3.8 81 km WNW
from Tawau
Mar 30, 2024 06:38AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.0 300 km SW
from Klang
Mar 29, 2024 02:33PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 2.6 282 km W
from Klang
Mar 25, 2024 07:54PM
(Kuching)
M 4.0 204 km SE
from Sibu
Mar 24, 2024 07:33PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.3 285 km SSW
from Klang
Mar 24, 2024 02:02PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 3.2 256 km WSW
from Klang
Mar 23, 2024 01:49AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 2.9 281 km WSW
from Klang
Mar 22, 2024 03:13PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 2.8 286 km WSW
from Klang

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Malaysia

Malaysia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
21 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.8
May 24, 2024 11:17

Average

A total of 218 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Malaysia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 21 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Malaysia roughly every 16 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Malaysia in 2015. A total of 37 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Malaysia that year. The strongest had a 6.1 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Malaysia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Malaysia 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 Malaysia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 196 89.91%
Mag. 5 20 9.17%
Mag. 6 2 0.92%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Malaysia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.1
On Dec 21, 2015 02:47.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.8
On Apr 19, 1923 10:30.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Malaysia occurred on Dec 21, 2015 02:47 local time (Asia/Kuching timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.1 and struck 72 kilometers (45 mi) south-southwest of Tawau, at a depth of 14 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Malaysia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.8 earthquake struck on Apr 19, 1923 10:30, 197 kilometers (122 mi) south-southwest of Tawau. It is the strongest earthquake near Malaysia 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 Malaysia 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 Malaysia.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Malaysia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 21, 2015 02:47AM
(Kuching)
M 6.1 72 km SSW
from Tawau
Jun 5, 2015 07:15AM
(Kuching)
M 6.0 52 km E
from Kota Kinabalu
Feb 25, 2015 09:31AM
(Kuching)
M 5.7 192 km E
from Sandakan
Jan 16, 2017 08:42PM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 5.6 300 km SW
from Kampung Sungai Ara
Apr 3, 2023 03:32AM
(Kuching)
M 5.5 57 km NNW
from Kota Kinabalu
Jan 20, 2015 01:19AM
(Kuching)
M 5.5 227 km SE
from Sandakan
Jul 11, 2017 09:24AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 5.4 276 km W
from Klang
Oct 1, 2015 08:04AM
(Kuala Lumpur)
M 5.4 142 km ENE
from Kota Bharu
Jun 13, 2015 02:29AM
(Kuching)
M 5.3 72 km ENE
from Kota Kinabalu
Oct 1, 2015 08:49AM
(Kuching)
M 5.2 243 km NNW
from Miri

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Malaysia

Earthquakes by region of Malaysia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Malaysia?

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Malaysia on the morning of May 24, 2024 at 11:17 local time (Asia/Kuala_Lumpur). The center of this earthquake was located 292km south-southwest of Klang at a depth of 178km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Malaysia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Malaysia?

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Malaysia on the morning of April 19, 1923 at 10:30 local time (Asia/Kuching). The center of this earthquake was located 197km south-southwest of Tawau at a depth of 35km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Malaysia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Malaysia?

In the past 10 years, 218 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Malaysia. This averages to 22 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 17 days.