Latest earthquakes near Taiwan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Taiwan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Feb 29, 2024 13:26
(Taipei)
M 4.4 58 km N
from Tainan
Feb 29, 2024 09:30
(Taipei)
M 3.7 239 km ESE
from Taipei
Feb 26, 2024 13:55
(Taipei)
M 4.3 85 km E
from Taipei
Feb 26, 2024 13:34
(Taipei)
M 4.1 114 km ENE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 25, 2024 21:48
(Taipei)
M 4.9 61 km ESE
from Taipei
Feb 25, 2024 17:02
(Taipei)
M 4.4 47 km ESE
from Taipei
Feb 24, 2024 12:37
(Taipei)
M 5.0 48 km S
from Hualien City
Feb 23, 2024 10:46
(Taipei)
M 4.1 91 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 21, 2024 00:08
(Taipei)
M 4.4 88 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 20, 2024 23:12
(Taipei)
M 4.6 174 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 20, 2024 22:57
(Taipei)
M 5.0 175 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 20, 2024 22:18
(Taipei)
M 4.5 89 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 20, 2024 21:56
(Taipei)
M 4.8 172 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 19, 2024 14:45
(Taipei)
M 4.1 86 km ESE
from Keelung
Feb 18, 2024 05:43
(Taipei)
M 4.5 244 km ESE
from Taipei
Feb 13, 2024 07:58
(Taipei)
M 4.0 47 km SW
from Hualien City
Feb 10, 2024 11:36
(Taipei)
M 4.3 262 km ESE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 6, 2024 00:29
(Taipei)
M 3.1 296 km SSE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 5, 2024 08:59
(Taipei)
M 4.4 48 km SW
from Hualien City
Feb 5, 2024 01:41
(Taipei)
M 3.1 295 km SSE
from Donggang
Feb 4, 2024 19:25
(Taipei)
M 3.2 286 km SSE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 2, 2024 18:10
(Taipei)
M 4.4 54 km N
from Tainan
Feb 2, 2024 09:03
(Taipei)
M 4.3 179 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 2, 2024 06:26
(Taipei)
M 4.7 176 km E
from Hualien City
Jan 29, 2024 02:11
(Taipei)
M 4.9 47 km SW
from Hualien City

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Taiwan

Taiwan Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
218 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.4
Feb 29, 2024 13:26

Average

A total of 2186 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Taiwan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 218 earthquakes per year, or 18 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Taiwan roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Taiwan in 2022. A total of 358 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Taiwan that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Taiwan in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Taiwan 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 Taiwan (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1987 90.9%
Mag. 5 181 8.28%
Mag. 6 18 0.82%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Taiwan

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.9
On Sep 18, 2022 14:44.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On Jun 5, 1920 12:21.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Taiwan occurred on Sep 18, 2022 14:44 local time (Asia/Taipei timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.9 and struck 97 kilometers (60 mi) south-southwest of Hualien City, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Taiwan in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on Jun 5, 1920 12:21, 48 kilometers (30 mi) south-southwest of Hualien City. It is the strongest earthquake near Taiwan 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 Taiwan 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 Taiwan.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Taiwan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 18, 2022 14:44
(Taipei)
M 6.9 97 km SSW
from Hualien City
Mar 23, 2022 01:41
(Taipei)
M 6.7 66 km S
from Hualien City
Sep 17, 2022 21:41
(Taipei)
M 6.5 97 km S
from Hualien City
May 31, 2016 13:23
(Taipei)
M 6.4 94 km ENE
from Keelung
Feb 6, 2016 03:57
(Taipei)
M 6.4 40 km E
from Tainan
Feb 6, 2018 23:50
(Taipei)
M 6.4 18 km NNE
from Hualien City
Apr 20, 2015 09:42
(Taipei)
M 6.4 76 km ENE
from Hualien City
May 9, 2022 14:23
(Taipei)
M 6.2 90 km E
from Hualien City
Jan 3, 2022 17:46
(Taipei)
M 6.2 67 km E
from Hualien City
Feb 14, 2015 04:06
(Taipei)
M 6.2 114 km E
from Kaohsiung

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Taiwan

Earthquakes by region of Taiwan

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Taiwan?

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Taiwan on the afternoon of February 29, 2024 at 13:26 local time (Asia/Taipei). The center of this earthquake was located 58km north of Tainan at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Taiwan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Taiwan?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Taiwan on the afternoon of June 5, 1920 at 12:21 local time (Asia/Taipei). The center of this earthquake was located 48km south-east of Hualien City at a depth of 20km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Taiwan since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Taiwan?

In the past 10 years, 2186 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Taiwan. This averages to 219 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.