Latest earthquakes near Spain today

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List of latest earthquakes near Spain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 20, 2024 15:26
(Madrid)
M 3.6 259 km E
from Barcelona
Jul 20, 2024 12:13
(Madrid)
M 2.2 191 km NW
from Barcelona
Jul 20, 2024 11:57
(Madrid)
M 2.5 77 km NE
from Ourense
Jul 20, 2024 08:39
(Canary)
M 2.1 44 km SSE
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Jul 20, 2024 09:38
(Madrid)
M 2.2 162 km NNE
from Zaragoza
Jul 20, 2024 09:06
(Madrid)
M 2.2 21 km WNW
from Vigo
Jul 20, 2024 06:35
(Madrid)
M 2.1 29 km SSW
from Ourense
Jul 20, 2024 03:13
(Ceuta)
M 2.2 68 km WNW
from Melilla
Jul 20, 2024 02:38
(Madrid)
M 2.2 173 km SE
from Almería
Jul 19, 2024 14:31
(Canary)
M 2.5 43 km S
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Jul 19, 2024 14:32
(Madrid)
M 2.6 128 km SSW
from Algeciras
Jul 19, 2024 06:24
(Canary)
M 2.3 64 km WNW
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Jul 19, 2024 03:56
(Madrid)
M 2.3 38 km E
from Granada
Jul 18, 2024 10:34
(Canary)
M 2.3 57 km SE
from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Jul 18, 2024 05:29
(Madrid)
M 2.0 65 km ESE
from Málaga
Jul 17, 2024 23:24
(Canary)
M 2.6 33 km NNE
from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Jul 17, 2024 21:48
(Madrid)
M 2.6 29 km SSW
from Ourense
Jul 17, 2024 19:18
(Canary)
M 2.5 94 km NNW
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Jul 17, 2024 08:17
(Madrid)
M 2.0 52 km SW
from Murcia
Jul 16, 2024 21:38
(Madrid)
M 2.8 265 km NNE
from Bilbao
Jul 16, 2024 21:38
(Madrid)
M 2.6 239 km NNE
from Bilbao
Jul 16, 2024 16:40
(Ceuta)
M 2.1 64 km WNW
from Melilla
Jul 16, 2024 14:05
(Madrid)
M 2.2 57 km SSW
from Huelva
Jul 16, 2024 01:59
(Madrid)
M 2.4 43 km ENE
from Jaén
Jul 15, 2024 22:55
(Ceuta)
M 2.4 65 km W
from Melilla

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Spain

Spain Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
29 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.6
Jul 20, 2024 15:26

Average

A total of 299 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Spain in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 29 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Spain roughly every 12 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Spain in 2021. A total of 100 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Spain that year. The strongest had a 5.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Spain in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Spain 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 Spain (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 287 95.99%
Mag. 5 11 3.68%
Mag. 6 1 0.33%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Spain

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.3
On Jan 25, 2016 05:22.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Mar 29, 1954 07:17.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Spain occurred on Jan 25, 2016 05:22 local time (Africa/Ceuta timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.3 and struck 78 kilometers (48 mi) west-northwest of Melilla, at a depth of 12 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Spain in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Mar 29, 1954 07:17, 22 kilometers (14 mi) west-northwest of Granada. It is the strongest earthquake near Spain 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 Spain 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 Spain.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Spain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 25, 2016 05:22
(Ceuta)
M 6.3 78 km WNW
from Melilla
May 20, 2022 14:35
(Ceuta)
M 5.5 55 km WNW
from Melilla
Aug 28, 2021 13:20
(Madrid)
M 5.3 158 km SSE
from Málaga
Jan 25, 2016 05:34
(Madrid)
M 5.3 131 km SSE
from Málaga
Jan 25, 2016 07:10
(Madrid)
M 5.2 144 km SSE
from Málaga
Mar 15, 2016 05:40
(Madrid)
M 5.2 135 km SSE
from Málaga
Feb 22, 2016 04:46
(Madrid)
M 5.1 136 km SE
from Málaga
Jan 21, 2016 14:47
(Madrid)
M 5.1 140 km SSE
from Málaga
Jan 25, 2016 06:54
(Madrid)
M 5.1 150 km SSE
from Málaga
Mar 3, 2016 12:36
(Madrid)
M 5.0 149 km SSE
from Málaga

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Spain

Earthquakes by region of Spain

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Spain?

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Spain on the afternoon of July 20, 2024 at 15:26 local time (Europe/Madrid). The center of this earthquake was located 259km east of Barcelona at a depth of 5km under water in the Mediterranean Sea, Western Basin. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Spain in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Spain?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Spain on the morning of March 29, 1954 at 07:17 local time (Europe/Madrid). The center of this earthquake was located 22km south of Granada at a depth of 626km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Spain since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Spain?

In the past 10 years, 299 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Spain. This averages to 30 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 12 days.