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Latest earthquakes in Israel

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Mag. 2.8 earthquake Eastern Mediterranean, Haifa, Israel - Oct 22, 2023 - 19 weeks ago
Strongest since 2022Mag. 4.2 Israel: DOGU MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Jan 22, 2022 - 2 years ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 15:17 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Israel in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Israel, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Israel in the past 24 hours.

Since 2022, Israel has had 16 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 4.2:

  • 3 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 9 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Latest: Mag. 2.8 Earthquake Eastern Mediterranean, 142 km W of Haifa, Haifa, Israel -
Strongest: Mag. 4.2 Earthquake Israel: DOGU MEDITERRANEAN SEA -
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Oct 22, 2023 09:49 pm (GMT +2)
Oct 22, 2023 19:49 GMT

2.8

10 km
138 km (86 mi) to the NW Eastern Mediterranean, 142 km west of Haifa, Haifa, Israel More
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 11, 2023 02:36 pm (GMT +3)
Oct 11, 2023 11:36 GMT

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n/a
9 km (5.6 mi) to the S 8.3 km south of Al-'Aqabah, Aqaba, Jordan (unconfirmed) 6 reportsMore
Monday, August 28, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 28, 2023 03:09 am (Jerusalem)
Aug 28, 2023 00:09 GMT

3.0

38 km
19 km south of Ashqelon, Southern District, Israel More
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 7, 2023 04:11 pm (GMT +2)
Jun 7, 2023 14:11 GMT

3.1

9 km
52 km (32 mi) to the N Eastern Mediterranean, 57 km northwest of Nahariya, Northern District, Israel More
Saturday, April 15, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Apr 15, 2023 02:25 pm (Beirut)
Apr 15, 2023 11:25 GMT

3.6

5 km
46 km (29 mi) to the N Mohafazat Mont-Liban, 27 km southeast of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon 29 reportsMore
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 22, 2023 04:15 am (Beirut)
Feb 22, 2023 01:15 GMT

3.1

10 km
42 km (26 mi) to the N Lebanon: Jordan/Syria Region 3 reportsMore
Saturday, February 18, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 18, 2023 07:09 am (GMT +3)
Feb 18, 2023 04:09 GMT

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n/a
15 km (9.3 mi) to the NE Near Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan (unconfirmed) 5 reportsMore
Thursday, February 16, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 16, 2023 04:38 am (Jerusalem)
Feb 16, 2023 02:38 GMT

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n/a
16 km (9.9 mi) to the NE Near Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan (unconfirmed) 9 reportsMore
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 7, 2023 11:14 pm (GMT +2)
Feb 7, 2023 21:14 GMT

2.9

5 km
99 km (62 mi) to the N Eastern Mediterranean, 103 km northwest of Haifa, Haifa, Israel 1 reportMore
Feb 7, 2023 11:14 pm (Jerusalem)
Feb 7, 2023 21:14 GMT

4.1

10 km
27 km (17 mi) to the NE Palestinian Territories: 1 Km SSW of Baytā Al Fawqā, Palestinian Territory 54 reportsMore
Monday, February 6, 2023 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 6, 2023 09:55 am (GMT +3)
Feb 6, 2023 06:55 GMT

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n/a
27 km (17 mi) to the NE Jerash, 11 km south of Ajloun, Ajloun, Jordan (unconfirmed) 9 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.2 x 1011 joules (145 megawatt hours, equivalent to 125 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel (EIL/GE network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 149 quakes on average per year in Israel:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.11 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 9.1 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1.49 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 9.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 13.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 14.8 quakes per year
Israel has relatively few earthquakes. However, Israel has had at least 6 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Israel by magnitude

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Number of quakes (51 in total as 100%)
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no quakes Mag 5 or higher
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4 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.84%)
3+
16 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (31.37%)
2+
15 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (29.41%)
below M2
16 quakes
(31.37%)

Number of earthquakes over time

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Magnitude and seismic energy over time

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Magnitude and energy distribution

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Israel Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in Israel?

Israel has relatively few earthquakes. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 149 quakes on average per year in Israel. However, Israel has had at least 6 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Israel?

The last earthquake in Israel occurred 19 weeks ago:

A light magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Israel in the evening of Sunday, Oct 22, 2023 at 9.49 pm local time (GMT +2). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Israel since 2022?

Since 2022, Israel has been shaken by 3 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 9 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 4 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Israel since 2022?

The strongest earthquake in Israel since 2022 occurred 2 years ago:

A moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Israel: DOGU MEDITERRANEAN SEA late in the evening of Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 11.36 pm local time (Asia/Jerusalem GMT +2). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7.6 km (4.7 mi) and was felt widely in the area.

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