Latest earthquakes near Spain today

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List of latest earthquakes near Spain.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 13:09
(Ceuta)
M 2.3 67 km W
from Melilla
Apr 13, 2024 10:12
(Madrid)
M 2.0 186 km W
from Badajoz
Apr 12, 2024 06:33
(Canary)
M 2.0 41 km SSE
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Apr 12, 2024 03:37
(Ceuta)
M 2.6 63 km WNW
from Melilla
Apr 12, 2024 03:28
(Ceuta)
M 2.0 76 km WNW
from Melilla
Apr 11, 2024 22:18
(Canary)
M 2.0 59 km SW
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Apr 11, 2024 22:21
(Madrid)
M 2.1 127 km W
from Murcia
Apr 11, 2024 21:24
(Madrid)
M 2.4 70 km SW
from Murcia
Apr 11, 2024 17:27
(Madrid)
M 2.5 93 km ESE
from Málaga
Apr 11, 2024 14:46
(Madrid)
M 2.2 99 km WSW
from A Coruña
Apr 11, 2024 13:01
(Madrid)
M 2.0 160 km NNW
from Barcelona
Apr 11, 2024 11:32
(Madrid)
M 2.5 299 km NE
from Bilbao
Apr 11, 2024 04:50
(Madrid)
M 2.1 14 km ENE
from Jerez de la Frontera
Apr 11, 2024 02:43
(Madrid)
M 2.7 290 km SE
from Murcia
Apr 11, 2024 00:02
(Ceuta)
M 2.0 60 km WNW
from Melilla
Apr 10, 2024 14:28
(Canary)
M 2.1 28 km W
from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Apr 10, 2024 15:24
(Madrid)
M 2.4 22 km SSW
from Jaén
Apr 10, 2024 10:31
(Canary)
M 2.5 195 km WSW
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Apr 10, 2024 08:25
(Canary)
M 2.2 42 km W
from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Apr 10, 2024 05:00
(Ceuta)
M 2.0 69 km WNW
from Melilla
Apr 9, 2024 21:23
(Canary)
M 2.3 58 km S
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Apr 9, 2024 21:38
(Ceuta)
M 2.2 61 km NW
from Melilla
Apr 9, 2024 06:38
(Canary)
M 2.7 45 km S
from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Apr 9, 2024 01:26
(Madrid)
M 2.3 60 km E
from Sevilla
Apr 9, 2024 00:03
(Ceuta)
M 2.4 76 km W
from Melilla

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Spain

Spain Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
30 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.3
Apr 13, 2024 13:09

Average

A total of 305 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 30 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Spain roughly every 11 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. 4 293 96.07%
Mag. 5 11 3.61%
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
Mar 15, 2016 05:40
(Madrid)
M 5.2 135 km SSE
from Málaga
Jan 25, 2016 07:10
(Madrid)
M 5.2 144 km SSE
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
Feb 22, 2016 04:46
(Madrid)
M 5.1 136 km SE
from Málaga
Jan 25, 2016 05:30
(Madrid)
M 5.0 136 km SSE
from Málaga

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Spain

Earthquakes by region of Spain

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Spain?

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Spain on the afternoon of April 13, 2024 at 13:09 local time (Africa/Ceuta). The center of this earthquake was located 67km west of Melilla at a depth of 26km under water in the Alboran Sea. 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, 305 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Spain. This averages to 31 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 12 days.