The top 100 major cities most threatened by earthquakes on the planet are listed below. This ranking of cities with most earthquakes is updated daily, and based on earthquake data from the U.S. Geological Survey as well as the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

Any earthquake with a magnitude of 4 or above is counted, as long as the epicenter is within 300 kilometers of the city. All major world cities (with at least 1 million inhabitants) are included in this overview.

As of today, the city most struck by earthquakes in 2024 is Taipei (Taiwan). It therefore ranks at the top of our 2024 city earthquake list. Within 300 kilometers of Taipei, 482 significant earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher have hit. The strongest earthquake near Taipei had a magnitude of 7.4.

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2024: Top cities by number of significant earthquakes nearby.

Rank City Earthquakes Strongest
1 (+13)
Taipei
482 (+336) M 7.4
2 (+10)
Taichung
481 (+320) M 7.4
3 (+12)
Kaohsiung
468 (+324) M 7.4
4 (+3)
Saitama
248 (-13) M 7.5
5 (-4)
Davao
247 (-855) M 6.7
6 (+70)
Almaty
216 (+189) M 7.0
7 (+1)
Tokyo
199 (-50) M 7.5
7 (+15)
Nagoya
199 (+103) M 7.5
9 (-5)
Malingao
148 (-500) M 5.8
10 (-1)
Sendai
145 (-102) M 6.1
11 (-5)
Budta
142 (-495) M 5.8
12 (-2)
Kawasaki
101 (-120) M 5.6
13 (+50)
Kyoto
100 (+62) M 6.2
14 (-3)
Yokohama
89 (-126) M 5.6
15 (+33)
Semarang
66 (+10) M 6.4
16 (+25)
Surabaya
65 (0) M 6.4
17 (-4)
Kabul
63 (-93) M 6.4
18 (+10)
Iztapalapa
60 (-30) M 4.7
19 (+14)
Mexico City
56 (-25) M 4.7
20 (+9)
Puebla
55 (-34) M 4.7
21 (+17)
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
53 (-24) M 4.7
22 (-5)
Peshawar
51 (-81) M 6.4
23 (+17)
Gustavo Adolfo Madero
47 (-20) M 4.7
24 (+22)
Lima
41 (-17) M 5.2
25 (-6)
Santiago
41 (-83) M 5.1
26 (-6)
Sapporo
40 (-59) M 5.4
27 (+9)
Bandung
39 (-39) M 6.1
28 (+23)
Ecatepec de Morelos
37 (-10) M 4.7
29 (-5)
Depok
36 (-56) M 6.1
30 (-5)
Medellín
36 (-55) M 5.6
31 (+8)
Guayaquil
36 (-34) M 5.2
32 (-11)
Tangerang
35 (-62) M 6.1
33 (+34)
Osaka
35 (+3) M 5.1
34 (-3)
Bekasi
34 (-49) M 6.1
34 (-4)
Jakarta
34 (-53) M 6.1
34 (-11)
South Tangerang
34 (-61) M 6.1
37 (-21)
Guadalajara
34 (-102) M 4.9
38 (-20)
Zapopan
32 (-96) M 4.9
39 (-5)
Manila
31 (-49) M 5.0
39 (-7)
Caloocan City
31 (-50) M 5.0
39 (-5)
Quezon City
31 (-49) M 5.0
42 (+67)
Putian
28 (+14) M 5.0
43 (-6)
Bogotá
26 (-51) M 5.6
44 (+8)
Medan
26 (-20) M 4.7
45 (-2)
Santo Domingo
25 (-38) M 5.6
46 (-44)
Gaziantep
25 (-702) M 5.0
47 (-44)
Aleppo
23 (-679) M 5.0
48 (-3)
La Paz
21 (-38) M 5.3
49 (-2)
Santiago de los Caballeros
21 (-37) M 4.5
50 (+25)
Tijuana
20 (-8) M 4.9
51 (+48)
Fukuoka
19 (+2) M 6.3
52 (+24)
San Diego
18 (-9) M 4.9
52 (+15)
Kobe
18 (-14) M 4.9
54 (+55)
Hiroshima
17 (+3) M 6.3
55 (+5)
İzmir
17 (-22) M 5.1
56 (+2)
Sharjah
16 (-23) M 5.0
57 (+22)
Dubai
15 (-11) M 5.0
58 (-53)
Adana
15 (-631) M 4.5
59 (-9)
Quito
14 (-37) M 4.9
60 (-11)
León de los Aldama
14 (-39) M 4.6
61 (-6)
Shiraz
13 (-30) M 5.0
62 (+23)
Palembang
12 (-11) M 5.3
63 (+2)
Mandalay
12 (-24) M 4.9
64 (+53)
Los Angeles
12 (+1) M 4.8
65 (+63)
Jinjiang
12 (+4) M 4.6
66 (+34)
Gujranwala
11 (-6) M 5.0
67 (-1)
Chattogram
11 (-21) M 4.9
68 (+66)
Quanzhou
11 (+4) M 4.6
69 (+11)
Cali
10 (-15) M 5.6
69 (+27)
Ankara
10 (-9) M 5.6
71 (+35)
Lahore
10 (-4) M 5.0
72 (+11)
Al Başrah al Qadīmah
10 (-14) M 4.7
72 (+11)
Basrah
10 (-14) M 4.7
72 (+14)
Isfahan
10 (-13) M 4.7
75 (+31)
Amritsar
9 (-5) M 5.0
75 (-5)
Tashkent
9 (-21) M 5.0
77 (+46)
Maracaibo
9 (-1) M 4.9
78 (+11)
Tbilisi
9 (-13) M 4.7
79 (+13)
Bursa
8 (-12) M 5.1
80 (+26)
Ludhiāna
8 (-6) M 5.0
81 (-28)
Tabriz
8 (-38) M 4.9
82 (-29)
Yerevan
8 (-38) M 4.7
83 (+51)
Xiamen
8 (+1) M 4.6
83 (-24)
Meishan
8 (-31) M 4.6
85 (-29)
Zigong
7 (-33) M 5.0
86 (-12)
Baku
7 (-21) M 4.9
87 (+8)
Liupanshui
6 (-14) M 5.0
88 (+41)
Multan
6 (-2) M 4.8
89 (+113)
Algiers
6 (+4) M 4.6
90 (-18)
Kathmandu
6 (-23) M 4.5
91 (+13)
Istanbul
6 (-9) M 4.3
92 (-11)
Bucharest
6 (-18) M 4.2
93 (-2)
Belgrade
5 (-15) M 5.4
94 (-21)
Bijie
5 (-24) M 5.0
95 (+41)
Barranquilla
5 (-1) M 4.9
95 (+51)
Valencia
5 (0) M 4.9
95 (+70)
Maracay
5 (+2) M 4.9
98 (-20)
Rawalpindi
5 (-21) M 4.8
99 (+19)
Córdoba
5 (-6) M 4.7
100 (-36)
Chengdu
5 (-31) M 4.6
100 (-38)
Neijiang
5 (-33) M 4.6
Major world cities ranked by number of significant earthquakes that hit nearby in 2024.