Latest earthquakes near Saipan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Saipan.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 6, 2024 21:49
(Saipan)
M 4.8 153 km ENE
from Saipan
Apr 5, 2024 21:03
(Saipan)
M 6.8 434 km N
from Saipan
Apr 3, 2024 08:16
(Saipan)
M 5.2 143 km ENE
from Saipan
Apr 2, 2024 19:54
(Saipan)
M 6.2 137 km ENE
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 19:37
(Saipan)
M 4.6 269 km NE
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 14:58
(Saipan)
M 5.0 262 km NE
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 14:55
(Saipan)
M 4.1 264 km NE
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 14:18
(Saipan)
M 4.5 267 km NE
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 12:10
(Saipan)
M 4.4 208 km SW
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 12:02
(Saipan)
M 5.1 265 km NE
from Saipan
Mar 29, 2024 11:54
(Saipan)
M 5.0 265 km NE
from Saipan
Mar 27, 2024 14:05
(Saipan)
M 4.7 222 km S
from Saipan
Mar 25, 2024 12:21
(Saipan)
M 5.2 398 km SSW
from Saipan
Mar 25, 2024 04:12
(Saipan)
M 4.2 209 km N
from Saipan
Mar 23, 2024 15:03
(Saipan)
M 4.1 160 km SSW
from Saipan
Mar 23, 2024 07:37
(Saipan)
M 4.2 237 km SW
from Saipan
Mar 23, 2024 00:51
(Saipan)
M 4.0 178 km SW
from Saipan
Mar 21, 2024 16:09
(Saipan)
M 3.8 90 km NNW
from Saipan
Mar 19, 2024 03:53
(Saipan)
M 4.4 191 km WSW
from Saipan
Mar 19, 2024 03:37
(Saipan)
M 4.6 196 km WSW
from Saipan
Mar 17, 2024 23:36
(Saipan)
M 4.4 203 km WSW
from Saipan
Mar 17, 2024 18:58
(Saipan)
M 4.7 195 km WSW
from Saipan
Mar 10, 2024 02:59
(Saipan)
M 4.4 215 km N
from Saipan
Mar 9, 2024 06:26
(Saipan)
M 4.4 124 km ESE
from Saipan
Mar 7, 2024 22:24
(Saipan)
M 4.2 36 km WSW
from Saipan

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Saipan

Recent Saipan Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Saipan. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Saipan and elsewhere.

Saipan Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
149 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.8
Apr 6, 2024 21:49

Average

A total of 1491 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Saipan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 149 earthquakes per year, or 12 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Saipan roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Saipan in 2015. A total of 234 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Saipan that year. The strongest had a 5.7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Saipan in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Saipan 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 Saipan (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1376 92.29%
Mag. 5 110 7.38%
Mag. 6 5 0.34%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Saipan

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.7
On Sep 17, 2014 16:14.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Aug 8, 1993 18:34.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Saipan occurred on Sep 17, 2014 16:14 local time (Pacific/Saipan timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.7 and struck 215 kilometers (134 mi) south-west of Saipan, at a depth of 130 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Saipan in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Aug 8, 1993 18:34, 268 kilometers (167 mi) south-west of Saipan. It is the strongest earthquake near Saipan 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 Saipan 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 Saipan.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Saipan.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Sep 17, 2014 16:14
(Saipan)
M 6.7 215 km SW
from Saipan
Aug 29, 2018 08:35
(Saipan)
M 6.4 212 km NNE
from Saipan
Apr 2, 2024 19:54
(Saipan)
M 6.2 137 km ENE
from Saipan
Aug 14, 2023 23:51
(Saipan)
M 6.1 282 km SE
from Saipan
Feb 12, 2018 09:14
(Saipan)
M 6.0 171 km SSE
from Saipan
Aug 19, 2019 04:00
(Saipan)
M 5.9 168 km NNE
from Saipan
Jun 24, 2020 03:50
(Saipan)
M 5.9 136 km S
from Saipan
Feb 13, 2018 11:11
(Saipan)
M 5.7 165 km SSE
from Saipan
Jan 10, 2017 20:01
(Saipan)
M 5.7 163 km WSW
from Saipan
Aug 9, 2023 19:20
(Saipan)
M 5.7 266 km SW
from Saipan

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Saipan

Nearest earthquakes from Saipan

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Saipan. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Saipan.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Oct 6, 2022 09:48
(Saipan)
M 4.9 4 km SSW
from Saipan
Apr 17, 2020 12:06
(Saipan)
M 4.4 3 km W
from Saipan
Oct 8, 2019 03:48
(Saipan)
M 4.4 8 km NE
from Saipan
Jun 11, 2023 15:00
(Saipan)
M 4.2 12 km ESE
from Saipan
Dec 14, 2017 10:18
(Saipan)
M 4.1 14 km SW
from Saipan
Oct 6, 2022 09:48
(Saipan)
M 4.6 15 km SW
from Saipan
Mar 4, 2019 13:04
(Saipan)
M 4.0 17 km NE
from Saipan
Aug 11, 2014 12:41
(Saipan)
M 4.9 20 km WSW
from Saipan
Dec 30, 2015 20:17
(Saipan)
M 4.3 19 km NNE
from Saipan
May 28, 2018 02:43
(Saipan)
M 4.3 21 km ENE
from Saipan

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Saipan

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Saipan?

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Saipan on the evening of April 6, 2024 at 21:49 local time (Pacific/Saipan). The center of this earthquake was located 153km east-northeast of Saipan at a depth of 37km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Saipan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Saipan?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Saipan on the evening of August 8, 1993 at 18:34 local time (Pacific/Saipan). The center of this earthquake was located 268km south-southwest of Saipan at a depth of 59km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Saipan since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Saipan?

In the past 10 years, 1491 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Saipan. This averages to 149 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.