Latest Earthquakes in Hong Kong SAR, China

Latest Earthquakes in Hong Kong SAR, China

An overview of the latest earthquakes near Hong Kong SAR, China. Each event is recorded as they happend updated every minute, the first event recorded was in 1950.

Earthquakes are recorded and updated every minute.
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(Currently displaying 19 out of 19 in total)
Time Epicenter Magnitude Depth
1 year ago
On 2023-03-07 21:15:33
23.8718, 114.494
175 km (109 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.2
10 km
1 year ago
On 2023-02-11 02:41:43
23.7578, 114.5827
165 km (102 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.2
10 km
2 years ago
On 2022-03-13 18:28:47
22.7371, 114.9822
95 km (59 mi) โ†— NE of Hong Kong SAR
M 3.8
10 km
4 years ago
On 2020-01-04 22:55:36
22.1714, 113.757
45 km (28 mi) โ†™ SW of Hong Kong SAR
M 3.8
10 km
11 years ago
On 2013-02-22 03:34:12
23.882, 114.469
176 km (109 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.5
9 km
11 years ago
On 2012-08-31 05:52:12
23.692, 114.48
155 km (96 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.3
10 km
12 years ago
On 2012-02-15 18:34:22
23.991, 114.444
187 km (116 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.4
4.5 km
13 years ago
On 2010-11-19 06:42:03
22.566, 113.928
36 km (22 mi) โ†– NW of Hong Kong SAR
M 3.8
20 km
24 years ago
On 1999-08-19 17:14:53
23.913, 114.455
179 km (111 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.4
10 km
25 years ago
On 1999-03-24 22:10:18
23.833, 114.993
188 km (116 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.1
10 km
26 years ago
On 1997-09-26 05:26:52
23.192, 112.869
164 km (102 mi) โ† W of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.2
33 km
31 years ago
On 1992-08-04 16:56:43
23.799, 115.464
211 km (131 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.6
10 km
32 years ago
On 1991-09-21 15:37:06
23.849, 114.492
173 km (107 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.2
33 km
34 years ago
On 1989-11-25 17:02:32
23.727, 114.608
162 km (101 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.7
33 km
34 years ago
On 1989-11-25 16:13:48
23.721, 114.58
161 km (100 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 5.6
33 km
34 years ago
On 1989-09-18 04:53:19
21.709, 112.264
207 km (129 mi) โ†™ SW of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.7
33 km
36 years ago
On 1987-09-15 02:04:34
23.783, 114.496
166 km (103 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 4.7
33 km
37 years ago
On 1986-09-15 05:47:29
24.031, 114.426
192 km (119 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 3.8
33 km
62 years ago
On 1962-03-18 20:18:55
23.82, 114.639
173 km (107 mi) โ†‘ N of Hong Kong SAR
M 6
15 km

Hong Kong SAR Earthquake Statistics

Hong Kong SAR in , China has experienced a total of 19 since the 1950's.

Number of Earthquakes per Year in Hong Kong SAR 1950-2024

Annual earthquakes counts for Hong Kong SAR was last updated at 2024-05-15 04:00:45.

Earthquake Magnitude Distribution

Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
M 3 4 21.05%
M 4 13 68.42%
M 5 1 5.26%
M 6 1 5.26%

Magnitude distribution for Hong Kong SAR was last updated at 2024-05-26 08:00:50.

When was the last earthquake in Hong Kong SAR, China?

The last earthquake in Hong Kong SAR was 1 year ago and struck 175 km (109 mi) โ†‘ N of the city. The earthquake had a magnitude 4.20 on the richter scale and a depth of 10.0 km.

What was the strongest earthquake near Hong Kong SAR, China?

The strongest earthquake recorded near Hong Kong SAR was a 6.00 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 15.0 kilometers. It struck 10 km NNW of Heyuan, China or 173 km (107 mi) โ†‘ N from the center of Hong Kong SAR, 62 years ago.

How often do earthquakes occur near Hong Kong SAR, China?

In 2024, Hong Kong SAR has experienced 0 earthquakes, which is lower than the yearly average of X. Based on the data dating back to 1950 we can asume that Hong Kong SAR is struck by an earthquake every x months.

In 2024, Hong Kong SAR has experienced 0 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 or higher. That is lower than the average of 0.25 earthquakes per year in the region. Based on the data dating back to 1950 we can asume that Hong Kong SAR is struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2 or higher every 0.02 months.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.