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Largest earthquakes in or near Flanders, Belgium, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Sep 23, 2022 15:12 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 4 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 13 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 177 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Since 1900, Flanders has had 4 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 13 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 177 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 3.2 | 22 km E of Verviers, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.9 | Gemeente Maasgouw, 4.6 km SW of Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 3 or higher (194 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Jan 2, 2021 7:36 am (GMT +1) (Jan 2, 2021 06:36 GMT)
3.2

10 km
80 km (50 mi)22 km east of Verviers, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium 481 reportsMore
13 Oct 1:19 am (GMT +2) (Oct 12, 2020 23:19 GMT)
3.2

10 km
32 km (20 mi)Cologne, 7.3 km east of Bad Münstereifel (Köln), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 5 reportsMore
Mar 21, 2020 09:34 GMT
3.0

10 km
34 km (21 mi)1.2 km southeast of Hümmel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany 11 reportsMore
Oct 31, 2019 12:54 GMT
3.0

10 km
302 km (188 mi)0.7 km southwest of Bredene, West Flanders, Belgium More
Aug 25, 2019 09:47 GMT
3.0
308 km (191 mi)North Sea, 23 km northwest of Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium More
Jun 23, 2019 17:30 GMT
3.0

10 km
168 km (104 mi)1.7 km northeast of Kasterlee, Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium More
Nov 17, 2018 05:25 GMT
3.3

5 km
66 km (41 mi)23 km east of Verviers, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium 7 reportsMore
May 25, 2018 22:43 GMT
3.7

10 km
126 km (78 mi)6.7 km southeast of Peer, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium 23 reportsMore
May 28, 2016 03:37 GMT
3.4

15 km
106 km (66 mi)5.7 km southwest of Duisburg, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 44 reportsMore
May 13, 2015 15:23 GMT
3.4

16 km
100 km (62 mi)5.4 km northwest of Trois-Ponts, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium More
Dec 25, 2014 08:52 GMT
3.5

5 km
183 km (114 mi)2.8 km north of Nederhemert, Gemeente Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands 2 reportsMore
Oct 24, 2013 08:32 GMT
3.0

1 km
311 km (193 mi)North Sea, 20 km north of Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium More
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:26 (Europe/Amsterdam) (Jan 20, 2013 18:26 GMT)
3.4

8 km
100 km (62 mi)4.9 km south of Geleen, Limburg, Netherlands 41 reportsMore
Sep 8, 2011 19:02 GMT
4.2

6 km
14 km southwest of Kleve, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany More
Jul 24, 2009 02:58 GMT
4.1

5 km
6.1 km east of Issum, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany More
Dec 25, 2008 13:53 GMT
3.2

1 km
6.4 km southwest of Dinslaken, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany More
Dec 10, 2008 03:28 GMT
3.3

10 km
4.3 km west of Wesel, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany More
Dec 8, 2008 17:21 GMT
3.0

2 km
2.4 km northwest of Jüchen, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany More
Nov 22, 2008 07:41 GMT
3.3

1 km
6.5 km northwest of Bottrop, Germany More
Nov 12, 2008 20:56 GMT
3.4

1 km
1.3 km northwest of Moers, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany More
Sep 24, 2008 13:55 GMT
3.0

5 km
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 7.4 x 1013 joules (20.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 17640 tons of TNT or 1.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station Echery - Sainte Marie aux Mines, France: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Flanders Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Flanders?

The last earthquake in Flanders occurred 1 year 40 weeks ago: Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 22 km east of Verviers, Liege, Wallonia, Belgium, on Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 at 7:36 am (GMT +1).

How many quakes were there in Flanders since 1900?

Since 1900, Flanders, Belgium had 194 quakes up to magnitude 5.9.

What was the strongest quake in Flanders since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Flanders since 1900 occurred 31 years ago: Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Gemeente Maasgouw, 4.6 km southwest of Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands, on Monday, Apr 13, 1992 at 3:20 am (GMT +2).

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