Latest Earthquakes in Shanghai, China

Latest Earthquakes in Shanghai, China

An overview of the latest earthquakes near Shanghai, 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 23 out of 17 in total)
Time Epicenter Magnitude Depth
2 years ago
On 2021-12-22 13:46:18
31.6863, 120.2074
130 km (81 mi) โ† W of Shanghai
M 4.2
10 km
14 years ago
On 2010-07-19 03:06:58
32.543, 121.649
146 km (91 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 4.5
24.9 km
20 years ago
On 2004-05-25 21:47:43
30.043, 122.389
158 km (98 mi) โ†˜ SE of Shanghai
M 4
10 km
25 years ago
On 1998-08-30 14:34:06
32.704, 121.604
164 km (102 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 3.9
33 km
26 years ago
On 1997-12-21 10:14:49
31.983, 123.424
202 km (125 mi) โ†— NE of Shanghai
M 0
33 km
26 years ago
On 1997-08-03 13:35:15
31.351, 122.181
68 km (42 mi) โ†— NE of Shanghai
M 0
10 km
27 years ago
On 1997-02-14 08:37:28
32.136, 123.23
194 km (120 mi) โ†— NE of Shanghai
M 4
33 km
27 years ago
On 1996-11-09 13:56:08
31.612, 123.291
177 km (110 mi) โ†— NE of Shanghai
M 5.6
33 km
29 years ago
On 1995-05-20 12:54:55
32.596, 121.622
152 km (94 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 4.1
33 km
34 years ago
On 1990-02-09 17:57:26
31.677, 121.032
64 km (40 mi) โ†– NW of Shanghai
M 5
10 km
34 years ago
On 1990-01-03 21:52:46
32.628, 121.375
155 km (96 mi) โ†– NW of Shanghai
M 0
10 km
38 years ago
On 1986-05-22 19:25:43
32.589, 121.584
151 km (94 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 4.6
33 km
38 years ago
On 1985-09-11 13:10:07
30.814, 121.772
54 km (33 mi) โ†˜ SE of Shanghai
M 0
33 km
39 years ago
On 1985-02-15 04:14:18
32.526, 121.538
144 km (89 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 0
33 km
40 years ago
On 1984-07-23 20:56:59
32.524, 121.551
144 km (89 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 4
33 km
40 years ago
On 1984-07-13 18:04:46
32.582, 121.611
150 km (93 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 0
33 km
40 years ago
On 1984-05-21 16:25:51
32.525, 121.362
144 km (89 mi) โ†– NW of Shanghai
M 4.8
20 km
40 years ago
On 1984-05-21 15:38:58
32.688, 121.509
162 km (100 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 6
18.2 km
40 years ago
On 1984-05-21 15:37:50
32.621, 121.621
155 km (96 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 5.5
17.5 km
45 years ago
On 1979-07-11 08:49:39
31.722, 119.239
218 km (135 mi) โ† W of Shanghai
M 4.3
33 km
45 years ago
On 1979-07-09 10:57:22
31.452, 119.241
213 km (132 mi) โ† W of Shanghai
M 5.5
11 km
48 years ago
On 1975-09-02 15:21:34
33.029, 121.841
202 km (126 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 4.7
33 km
48 years ago
On 1975-09-02 12:10:05
33.008, 121.858
200 km (124 mi) โ†‘ N of Shanghai
M 4.8
33 km

Shanghai Earthquake Statistics

Shanghai in , China has experienced a total of 17 since the 1950's.

Number of Earthquakes per Year in Shanghai 1950-2024

Annual earthquakes counts for Shanghai was last updated at 2024-07-18 04:01:02.

Earthquake Magnitude Distribution

Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
M 3 1 4.35%
M 4 11 47.83%
M 5 4 17.39%
M 6 1 4.35%

Magnitude distribution for Shanghai was last updated at 2024-05-26 08:00:56.

When was the last earthquake in Shanghai, China?

The last earthquake in Shanghai was 2 years ago and struck 130 km (81 mi) โ† W 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 Shanghai, China?

The strongest earthquake recorded near Shanghai was a 6.00 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 18.2 kilometers. It struck 51 km NE of Juegang, China or 162 km (100 mi) โ†‘ N from the center of Shanghai, 40 years ago.

How often do earthquakes occur near Shanghai, China?

In 2024, Shanghai 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 Shanghai is struck by an earthquake every x months.

In 2024, Shanghai has experienced 0 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 or higher. That is lower than the average of 0.23 earthquakes per year in the region. Based on the data dating back to 1950 we can asume that Shanghai is struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2 or higher every 0.02 months.

Earthquakes Near Cities in Shanghai, China

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.