Latest earthquakes near Sri Lanka today
Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country Sri Lanka, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Sri Lanka? If an earthquake is happening right now near Sri Lanka, it will show up within minutes.
Sri Lanka Earthquake Statistics
A total of 1 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Sri Lanka in the past 10 years.
The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Sri Lanka in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Sri Lanka 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.
Strongest earthquakes near Sri Lanka
The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Sri Lanka occurred on Sep 24, 2021 01:18 local time (Asia/Colombo timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.5 and struck 180 kilometers (112 mi) south-southwest of Colombo, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Sri Lanka in the list below.
In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka.
Earthquakes by region of Sri Lanka
Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Sri Lanka.
- Central (මධ්යම)
- North Western (වයඹ)
- Northern Province (උතුරු)
- Sabaragamuwa (සබරගමුව)
- Southern (දකුණු)
- Uva (ඌව)
- Western (බස්නාහිර)
Frequently Asked Questions
These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Sri Lanka.
When was the last earthquake in Sri Lanka?
A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Sri Lanka on the evening of April 10, 2022 at 22:25 local time (Asia/Colombo). The center of this earthquake was located 247km west-northwest of Jaffna at a depth of 5km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Sri Lanka in the past hours.
What was the strongest earthquake near Sri Lanka?
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Sri Lanka on the night of September 24, 2021 at 01:18 local time (Asia/Colombo). The center of this earthquake was located 180km south-southwest of Colombo at a depth of 10km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Sri Lanka since the year 1900.
How often do earthquakes occur near Sri Lanka?
In the past 10 years, 1 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Sri Lanka. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3650 days.