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List of latest earthquakes near Kaohsiung.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 27, 2024 04:01
(Taipei)
M 3.3 222 km SSE
from Kaohsiung
May 25, 2024 11:48
(Taipei)
M 4.2 225 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 25, 2024 01:07
(Taipei)
M 4.6 227 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 25, 2024 01:06
(Taipei)
M 4.4 224 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 24, 2024 11:10
(Taipei)
M 4.2 260 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 24, 2024 03:29
(Taipei)
M 4.0 202 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 23, 2024 21:59
(Taipei)
M 4.2 175 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 22, 2024 16:00
(Taipei)
M 5.1 197 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 20, 2024 17:20
(Taipei)
M 4.4 231 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 20, 2024 15:56
(Taipei)
M 4.4 256 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 20, 2024 04:35
(Taipei)
M 4.2 72 km NNE
from Kaohsiung
May 19, 2024 21:52
(Taipei)
M 4.3 219 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 19, 2024 10:55
(Taipei)
M 4.3 226 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 19, 2024 02:00
(Taipei)
M 4.2 198 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 18, 2024 20:43
(Taipei)
M 3.2 296 km SSE
from Kaohsiung
May 17, 2024 11:49
(Taipei)
M 4.5 198 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 16, 2024 22:46
(Taipei)
M 4.4 224 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 14, 2024 10:34
(Taipei)
M 4.2 209 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 13, 2024 15:57
(Taipei)
M 4.1 149 km NNE
from Kaohsiung
May 12, 2024 05:47
(Taipei)
M 4.0 202 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 12, 2024 03:07
(Taipei)
M 4.2 228 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 11, 2024 19:09
(Taipei)
M 4.1 196 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 11, 2024 17:44
(Taipei)
M 4.8 213 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 11, 2024 13:16
(Taipei)
M 4.6 194 km NE
from Kaohsiung
May 11, 2024 07:07
(Taipei)
M 4.0 192 km NE
from Kaohsiung

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Kaohsiung

Recent Kaohsiung Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Kaohsiung. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Kaohsiung and elsewhere.

Kaohsiung Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
200 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.3
May 27, 2024 04:01

Average

A total of 2008 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kaohsiung in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 200 earthquakes per year, or 16 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kaohsiung roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Kaohsiung in 2024. A total of 468 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Kaohsiung that year. The strongest had a 7.4 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kaohsiung in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Kaohsiung 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 Kaohsiung (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1790 89.14%
Mag. 5 198 9.86%
Mag. 6 19 0.95%
Mag. 7 1 0.05%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Kaohsiung

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.4
On Apr 3, 2024 07:58.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On Jun 5, 1920 12:21.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Kaohsiung occurred on Apr 3, 2024 07:58 local time (Asia/Taipei timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.4 and struck 189 kilometers (117 mi) north-east of Kaohsiung, at a depth of 40 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Kaohsiung in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on Jun 5, 1920 12:21, 206 kilometers (128 mi) north-east of Kaohsiung. It is the strongest earthquake near Kaohsiung 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 Kaohsiung 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 Kaohsiung.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Kaohsiung.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 3, 2024 07:58
(Taipei)
M 7.4 189 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Sep 18, 2022 14:44
(Taipei)
M 6.9 120 km ENE
from Kaohsiung
Mar 23, 2022 01:41
(Taipei)
M 6.7 158 km ENE
from Kaohsiung
Sep 17, 2022 21:41
(Taipei)
M 6.5 126 km ENE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 6, 2016 03:57
(Taipei)
M 6.4 46 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Apr 3, 2024 08:11
(Taipei)
M 6.4 216 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 6, 2018 23:50
(Taipei)
M 6.4 218 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Apr 20, 2015 09:42
(Taipei)
M 6.4 270 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 14, 2015 04:06
(Taipei)
M 6.2 114 km E
from Kaohsiung
May 9, 2022 14:23
(Taipei)
M 6.2 273 km NE
from Kaohsiung

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Kaohsiung

Nearest earthquakes from Kaohsiung

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Kaohsiung. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Kaohsiung.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Oct 25, 2021 02:17
(Taipei)
M 4.1 5 km NNE
from Kaohsiung
Dec 26, 2020 08:28
(Taipei)
M 4.2 11 km ENE
from Kaohsiung
Feb 11, 2017 01:12
(Taipei)
M 5.3 25 km NNW
from Kaohsiung
Oct 12, 2014 23:53
(Taipei)
M 4.6 29 km S
from Kaohsiung
Feb 6, 2016 21:41
(Taipei)
M 4.1 29 km N
from Kaohsiung
Mar 2, 2016 22:07
(Taipei)
M 4.2 32 km NW
from Kaohsiung
Oct 12, 2023 20:16
(Taipei)
M 4.7 31 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Apr 19, 2015 07:21
(Taipei)
M 4.6 31 km S
from Kaohsiung
May 22, 2016 10:06
(Taipei)
M 4.6 31 km NE
from Kaohsiung
Jun 28, 2022 11:41
(Taipei)
M 4.4 35 km SSW
from Kaohsiung

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Kaohsiung

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kaohsiung?

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Kaohsiung on the night of May 27, 2024 at 04:01 local time (Asia/Taipei). The center of this earthquake was located 222km south-southeast of Kaohsiung at a depth of 24km under water in the South China Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kaohsiung in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kaohsiung?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Kaohsiung on the afternoon of June 5, 1920 at 12:21 local time (Asia/Taipei). The center of this earthquake was located 206km north-east of Kaohsiung at a depth of 20km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Kaohsiung since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Kaohsiung?

In the past 10 years, 2008 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kaohsiung. This averages to 201 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.