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 Saitama (Japan). It therefore ranks at the top of our 2024 city earthquake list. Within 300 kilometers of Saitama, 200 significant earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher have hit. The strongest earthquake near Saitama had a magnitude of 7.5.

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2024: Top cities by number of significant earthquakes nearby.

Rank City Earthquakes Strongest
1 (+6)
Saitama
200 (-61) M 7.5
2 (+74)
Almaty
182 (+155) M 7.0
3 (+18)
Nagoya
180 (+84) M 7.5
4 (+4)
Tokyo
151 (-98) M 7.5
5 (-4)
Davao
131 (-964) M 6.7
6 (+3)
Sendai
94 (-153) M 5.9
7 (+56)
Kyoto
89 (+51) M 6.2
8 (-4)
Malingao
74 (-573) M 5.8
9 (-3)
Budta
70 (-567) M 5.8
10
Kawasaki
59 (-162) M 5.2
11
Yokohama
51 (-164) M 5.2
12 (+17)
Puebla
34 (-55) M 4.8
13 (+15)
Iztapalapa
32 (-58) M 4.8
14 (-1)
Kabul
31 (-125) M 6.4
15 (+18)
Mexico City
28 (-53) M 4.8
16 (+51)
Osaka
27 (-5) M 5.1
16 (-2)
Taipei
27 (-118) M 5.1
18 (+19)
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
27 (-50) M 4.8
19 (-7)
Taichung
26 (-135) M 5.1
20 (-3)
Peshawar
24 (-108) M 6.4
21 (+19)
Gustavo Adolfo Madero
22 (-45) M 4.8
22 (+2)
Medellín
18 (-73) M 5.6
23 (-3)
Sapporo
18 (-81) M 4.9
24 (-9)
Kaohsiung
17 (-127) M 5.1
25 (+26)
Ecatepec de Morelos
17 (-30) M 4.8
25 (+14)
Guayaquil
17 (-53) M 4.8
27 (-11)
Guadalajara
17 (-119) M 4.7
28 (-10)
Zapopan
16 (-112) M 4.7
29 (+9)
Bandung
15 (-62) M 5.6
30 (+16)
Lima
15 (-43) M 5.2
31 (-12)
Santiago
15 (-108) M 5.1
32 (+2)
Manila
15 (-65) M 5.0
32
Caloocan City
15 (-66) M 5.0
32 (+2)
Quezon City
15 (-65) M 5.0
35 (-10)
Depok
14 (-77) M 5.6
36 (-33)
Aleppo
14 (-687) M 5.0
36 (-34)
Gaziantep
14 (-712) M 5.0
38 (-16)
Tangerang
13 (-83) M 5.6
39 (-8)
Bekasi
12 (-70) M 5.6
39 (-9)
Jakarta
12 (-74) M 5.6
39 (-16)
South Tangerang
12 (-82) M 5.6
42 (+33)
Tijuana
12 (-16) M 4.8
43 (+9)
Medan
12 (-34) M 4.7
44 (-8)
Bogotá
10 (-67) M 5.6
45 (+22)
Kobe
10 (-22) M 4.9
46 (+30)
San Diego
10 (-17) M 4.8
47 (-42)
Adana
10 (-635) M 4.4
48 (-7)
Surabaya
9 (-56) M 5.1
49 (+68)
Los Angeles
9 (-2) M 4.8
50 (-3)
Santiago de los Caballeros
9 (-49) M 4.2
50 (-7)
Santo Domingo
9 (-54) M 4.2
52 (-7)
La Paz
8 (-51) M 5.3
53 (+9)
İzmir
8 (-30) M 5.1
54 (+11)
Mandalay
8 (-28) M 4.9
55 (+11)
Chattogram
7 (-25) M 4.9
56 (+53)
Hiroshima
6 (-8) M 4.9
57 (-7)
Quito
6 (-45) M 4.8
58 (-10)
Semarang
6 (-50) M 4.7
59 (+33)
Bursa
5 (-15) M 5.1
60 (+40)
Fukuoka
4 (-13) M 4.9
61 (-8)
Tabriz
4 (-42) M 4.8
62 (+140)
Algiers
4 (+2) M 4.6
63 (+9)
Kathmandu
4 (-25) M 4.5
63 (+43)
Istanbul
4 (-11) M 4.5
65 (+95)
Kuala Lumpur
4 (+1) M 4.4
66 (+38)
Amritsar
4 (-11) M 4.3
66 (+30)
Makassar
4 (-15) M 4.3
66 (+33)
Gujranwala
4 (-14) M 4.3
66 (+38)
Lahore
4 (-11) M 4.3
70 (+10)
Cali
3 (-22) M 5.6
71 (-13)
Sharjah
3 (-36) M 4.9
72 (+2)
Baku
3 (-25) M 4.8
73 (-24)
León de los Aldama
3 (-50) M 4.6
74 (+27)
Patna
3 (-13) M 4.5
75 (-18)
Mosul
3 (-36) M 4.4
75 (-15)
Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
3 (-35) M 4.4
75 (+8)
Al Başrah al Qadīmah
3 (-21) M 4.4
75 (+8)
Basrah
3 (-21) M 4.4
79 (+29)
Ludhiāna
3 (-11) M 4.3
79 (-26)
Yerevan
3 (-43) M 4.3
79 (+10)
Tbilisi
3 (-19) M 4.3
79 (+2)
Bucharest
3 (-21) M 4.3
83 (-1)
Port-au-Prince
3 (-21) M 4.2
84 (+128)
San Antonio
2 (0) M 4.7
84 (+128)
Houston
2 (0) M 4.7
86 (-7)
Dubai
2 (-24) M 4.6
87 (+15)
Guiyang
2 (-14) M 4.5
87 (+8)
Liupanshui
2 (-18) M 4.5
87 (-28)
Meishan
2 (-37) M 4.5
90 (+31)
Fuzhou
2 (-8) M 4.4
90 (+19)
Putian
2 (-12) M 4.4
90 (+38)
Jinjiang
2 (-6) M 4.4
90 (+44)
Quanzhou
2 (-5) M 4.4
90 (+33)
Maracaibo
2 (-8) M 4.4
90 (+44)
Xiamen
2 (-5) M 4.4
90 (+56)
Barquisimeto
2 (-3) M 4.4
90 (+56)
Valencia
2 (-3) M 4.4
90 (+6)
Ankara
2 (-17) M 4.4
99 (+33)
Casablanca
2 (-5) M 4.3
99 (+43)
Rabat
2 (-3) M 4.3
99 (-7)
Baghdad
2 (-18) M 4.3
99 (+43)
Soweto
2 (-3) M 4.3
99 (+43)
Johannesburg
2 (-3) M 4.3
99 (+43)
Pretoria
2 (-3) M 4.3
Major world cities ranked by number of significant earthquakes that hit nearby in 2024.