Latest earthquakes near Saudi Arabia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Saudi Arabia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 23, 2024 08:07PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 364 km ENE
from Dammam
Apr 28, 2024 03:37AM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 327 km WSW
from Jizan
Apr 24, 2024 12:34PM
(Riyadh)
M 4.2 257 km ENE
from Dammam
Apr 2, 2024 10:45PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.3 295 km NNE
from Al Jubayl
Mar 31, 2024 06:45AM
(Riyadh)
M 3.3 298 km NNE
from Al Jubayl
Mar 23, 2024 09:35PM
(Riyadh)
M 2.8 241 km WNW
from Qurayyat
Mar 23, 2024 04:26AM
(Riyadh)
M 4.4 253 km WSW
from Khamis Mushait
Mar 23, 2024 02:57AM
(Riyadh)
M 4.6 254 km WSW
from Khamis Mushait
Mar 23, 2024 02:10AM
(Riyadh)
M 4.5 268 km WSW
from Khamis Mushait
Feb 15, 2024 06:52AM
(Riyadh)
M 4.5 263 km WSW
from Khamis Mushait
Jan 25, 2024 09:39AM
(Riyadh)
M 4.1 267 km NNE
from Hafar Al-Batin
Dec 27, 2023 03:37PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.8 241 km E
from Dammam
Dec 16, 2023 06:09PM
(Riyadh)
M 4.0 293 km NNE
from Al Jubayl
Sep 13, 2023 08:51PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 377 km WSW
from Jizan
Sep 12, 2023 12:36PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.8 221 km NE
from Dammam
Sep 9, 2023 05:26AM
(Riyadh)
M 3.4 253 km NE
from Dammam
Sep 8, 2023 06:40AM
(Riyadh)
M 3.0 245 km NE
from Dammam
Sep 7, 2023 08:25PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.2 194 km N
from Dammam
Sep 7, 2023 05:22PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.0 239 km NE
from Dammam
Sep 7, 2023 05:16PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.8 246 km NE
from Dammam
Sep 6, 2023 11:43PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.3 272 km NE
from Al Jubayl
Sep 6, 2023 10:56PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.6 271 km NE
from Al Jubayl
Sep 6, 2023 10:44PM
(Riyadh)
M 3.5 268 km N
from Dammam
Sep 5, 2023 10:28AM
(Riyadh)
M 4.3 290 km NNE
from Al Jubayl
Sep 5, 2023 07:08AM
(Riyadh)
M 3.3 239 km NE
from Dammam

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
22 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 5
May 23, 2024 20:07

Average

A total of 225 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Saudi Arabia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 22 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Saudi Arabia roughly every 16 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Saudi Arabia in 2014. A total of 37 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Saudi Arabia that year. The strongest had a 5.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Saudi Arabia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 215 95.56%
Mag. 5 10 4.44%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Saudi Arabia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.5
On Jun 27, 2015 18:34.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.2
On Nov 22, 1995 07:15.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Saudi Arabia occurred on Jun 27, 2015 18:34 local time (Asia/Riyadh timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.5 and struck 199 kilometers (124 mi) west-northwest of Tabuk, at a depth of 22 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Saudi Arabia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.2 earthquake struck on Nov 22, 1995 07:15, 179 kilometers (111 mi) west-northwest of Tabuk. It is the strongest earthquake near Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Saudi Arabia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 27, 2015 06:34PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.5 199 km WNW
from Tabuk
Jun 16, 2020 05:30PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.5 217 km WSW
from Tabuk
Apr 19, 2018 09:34AM
(Riyadh)
M 5.5 258 km NE
from Dammam
Dec 30, 2014 07:19AM
(Riyadh)
M 5.3 281 km NE
from Dammam
Jan 1, 2015 11:49AM
(Riyadh)
M 5.1 291 km NE
from Al Jubayl
Sep 11, 2019 10:06PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 259 km W
from Jizan
Mar 6, 2019 10:54PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 268 km W
from Khamis Mushait
May 16, 2016 04:46AM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 193 km W
from Tabuk
Jan 6, 2019 07:48AM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 277 km NNE
from Dammam
Jan 10, 2015 08:03PM
(Riyadh)
M 5.0 287 km NE
from Al Jubayl

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Saudi Arabia

Earthquakes by region of Saudi Arabia

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Saudi Arabia?

A 5 magnitude earthquake hit near Saudi Arabia on the evening of May 23, 2024 at 20:07 local time (Asia/Riyadh). The center of this earthquake was located 364km east-northeast of Dammam at a depth of 11km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Saudi Arabia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Saudi Arabia?

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Saudi Arabia on the morning of November 22, 1995 at 07:15 local time (Asia/Riyadh). The center of this earthquake was located 179km west-northwest of Tabuk at a depth of 10km under water in the Gulf Of Aqaba. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Saudi Arabia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Saudi Arabia?

In the past 10 years, 225 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Saudi Arabia. This averages to 23 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 16 days.