Latest earthquakes near Somalia today

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List of latest earthquakes near Somalia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 12, 2024 07:20AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.5 294 km NE
from Bosaso
Mar 17, 2024 09:03AM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.2 195 km NW
from Bosaso
Mar 1, 2024 11:09AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.8 232 km NW
from Bosaso
Feb 10, 2024 08:13PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.3 264 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Feb 7, 2024 02:47AM
(Mogadishu)
M 3.9 241 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Feb 6, 2024 09:24PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.4 242 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Feb 4, 2024 12:26AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.4 244 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Feb 3, 2024 08:45PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.2 240 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Feb 3, 2024 06:43PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.2 234 km NE
from Berbera
Jan 25, 2024 08:00PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.4 253 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Dec 17, 2023 02:49PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.9 195 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 10, 2023 12:12AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.2 189 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 10, 2023 12:11AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.1 271 km NW
from Bosaso
Dec 8, 2023 05:47AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.2 194 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 7, 2023 11:43PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.6 191 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 7, 2023 05:49PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.1 179 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 6, 2023 05:39PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.2 189 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 6, 2023 03:48PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.1 195 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 6, 2023 03:35PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.5 195 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 6, 2023 01:10PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.5 229 km WNW
from Bosaso
Dec 6, 2023 12:43PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.4 196 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 6, 2023 12:28PM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.5 239 km NW
from Bosaso
Dec 6, 2023 11:20AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.8 299 km WNW
from Bosaso
Dec 6, 2023 11:20AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.5 188 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Dec 6, 2023 09:39AM
(Mogadishu)
M 4.3 196 km WNW
from Bosaso

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Somalia

Somalia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
28 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
May 12, 2024 07:20

Average

A total of 282 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Somalia in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 28 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Somalia roughly every 12 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Somalia in 2023. A total of 112 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Somalia that year. The strongest had a 5.8 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Somalia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Somalia 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 Somalia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 265 93.97%
Mag. 5 17 6.03%
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 Somalia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.8
On Jun 3, 2023 10:17.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On Aug 20, 1989 14:16.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Somalia occurred on Jun 3, 2023 10:17 local time (Africa/Mogadishu timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.8 and struck 187 kilometers (116 mi) north-west of Bosaso, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Somalia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on Aug 20, 1989 14:16, 261 kilometers (162 mi) north-west of Baki. It is the strongest earthquake near Somalia 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 Somalia 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 Somalia.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Somalia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 3, 2023 10:17AM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.8 187 km NW
from Bosaso
May 19, 2023 06:15PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.8 168 km N
from Bosaso
Dec 5, 2023 10:31AM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.6 187 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Jun 3, 2023 01:15PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.6 185 km NW
from Bosaso
Jun 14, 2021 05:44AM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.5 182 km NNW
from Bosaso
Jun 3, 2023 04:58PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.5 185 km NW
from Bosaso
Jan 25, 2024 08:00PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.4 253 km NNW
from Hargeysa
Dec 5, 2023 11:19PM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.4 192 km N
from Ceerigaabo
Jun 3, 2023 09:23AM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.2 165 km NW
from Bosaso
Sep 22, 2015 07:03AM
(Mogadishu)
M 5.2 291 km NE
from Bosaso

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Somalia

Earthquakes by region of Somalia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Somalia?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Somalia on the morning of May 12, 2024 at 07:20 local time (Africa/Mogadishu). The center of this earthquake was located 294km north-east of Bosaso at a depth of 10km under water in the Gulf Of Aden. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Somalia in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Somalia?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Somalia on the afternoon of August 20, 1989 at 14:16 local time (Africa/Mogadishu). The center of this earthquake was located 261km northwest of Baki at a depth of 12km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Somalia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Somalia?

In the past 10 years, 282 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Somalia. This averages to 28 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 13 days.