Latest earthquakes near Samoa today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country Samoa, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Samoa? If an earthquake is happening right now near Samoa (also known as Sāmoa), it will show up within minutes.

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List of latest earthquakes near Samoa.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 23, 2024 04:44
(Apia)
M 5.0 371 km S
from Apia
May 15, 2024 14:18
(Apia)
M 4.5 193 km SSW
from Apia
May 10, 2024 06:28
(Apia)
M 4.4 290 km SSW
from Apia
May 3, 2024 10:06
(Apia)
M 4.7 161 km S
from Apia
May 3, 2024 07:20
(Apia)
M 4.2 118 km S
from Apia
May 3, 2024 07:20
(Apia)
M 4.2 118 km S
from Apia
Apr 28, 2024 06:23
(Apia)
M 4.9 138 km S
from Apia
Apr 27, 2024 00:50
(Apia)
M 4.6 112 km S
from Apia
Apr 25, 2024 22:16
(Apia)
M 4.7 229 km SSW
from Apia
Apr 24, 2024 11:44
(Apia)
M 4.6 297 km SW
from Apia
Apr 16, 2024 18:44
(Apia)
M 4.7 273 km SW
from Apia
Apr 13, 2024 23:47
(Apia)
M 5.4 194 km SW
from Apia
Apr 13, 2024 15:29
(Apia)
M 4.5 225 km SSW
from Apia
Apr 9, 2024 16:17
(Apia)
M 4.2 208 km SW
from Apia
Apr 9, 2024 09:57
(Apia)
M 5.2 314 km SSW
from Apia
Apr 5, 2024 06:24
(Apia)
M 4.3 288 km SSW
from Apia
Mar 24, 2024 00:51
(Apia)
M 4.3 283 km SSW
from Apia
Mar 16, 2024 12:09
(Apia)
M 4.5 244 km WSW
from Apia
Mar 13, 2024 11:54
(Apia)
M 4.7 214 km SW
from Apia
Mar 12, 2024 16:10
(Apia)
M 5.0 194 km SW
from Apia
Mar 7, 2024 06:17
(Apia)
M 5.1 194 km SW
from Apia
Mar 7, 2024 04:27
(Apia)
M 5.0 385 km S
from Apia
Feb 24, 2024 17:26
(Apia)
M 4.5 177 km SW
from Apia
Feb 21, 2024 08:14
(Apia)
M 4.7 259 km SSW
from Apia
Feb 21, 2024 08:14
(Apia)
M 4.7 259 km SSW
from Apia

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Samoa

Samoa Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
91 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5
May 23, 2024 04:44

Average

A total of 916 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Samoa in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 91 earthquakes per year, or 7 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Samoa roughly every 3 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Samoa in 2015. A total of 115 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Samoa that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Samoa in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Samoa 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 Samoa (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 752 82.1%
Mag. 5 149 16.27%
Mag. 6 15 1.64%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Samoa

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.8
On Nov 4, 2017 23:00.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.1
On Sep 29, 2009 06:48.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Samoa occurred on Nov 4, 2017 23:00 local time (Pacific/Apia timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.8 and struck 224 kilometers (139 mi) south-west of Apia, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Samoa in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.1 earthquake struck on Sep 29, 2009 06:48, 187 kilometers (116 mi) south-west of Apia. It is the strongest earthquake near Samoa 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 Samoa 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 Samoa.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Samoa.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 4, 2017 23:00
(Apia)
M 6.8 224 km SW
from Apia
Dec 5, 2022 08:24
(Apia)
M 6.8 214 km SW
from Apia
Mar 30, 2015 22:48
(Apia)
M 6.5 230 km SW
from Apia
Mar 30, 2015 22:18
(Apia)
M 6.4 214 km SW
from Apia
Apr 7, 2015 13:46
(Apia)
M 6.3 216 km SW
from Apia
Nov 7, 2020 23:27
(Apia)
M 6.2 246 km SW
from Apia
Aug 9, 2023 07:38
(Apia)
M 6.1 216 km SW
from Apia
Jul 19, 2020 04:32
(Apia)
M 6.1 187 km SSW
from Apia
Jul 19, 2020 04:32
(Apia)
M 6.1 227 km SW
from Apia
Mar 18, 2020 06:06
(Apia)
M 6.0 248 km S
from Apia

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Samoa

Earthquakes by region of Samoa

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Samoa?

A 5 magnitude earthquake hit near Samoa on the night of May 23, 2024 at 04:44 local time (Pacific/Apia). The center of this earthquake was located 371km south of Apia at a depth of 10km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Samoa in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Samoa?

A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Samoa on the morning of September 29, 2009 at 06:48 local time (Pacific/Apia). The center of this earthquake was located 187km south of Apia at a depth of 18km under water in the South Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Samoa since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Samoa?

In the past 10 years, 916 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Samoa. This averages to 92 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.