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Latest quakes in or around the Mediterranean Sea in the past 24 hours on Saturday, March 2, 2024 - list, stats and map

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Mag. 2.3 earthquake 21 km west of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey -
Strongest todayMag. 4.1 5 km west of Barbacha, Bejaia, Algeria -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 03:30 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or around the Mediterranean Sea in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or around the Mediterranean Sea, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 24 hours, the Mediterranean Sea has had 210 quakes of magnitudes up to 4.1:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 4
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 53 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 150 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 1.1 or higher (189 out of 210 quakes, show more):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 2, 06:02 am (Istanbul)
Mar 2, 03:02 GMT

2.3

7 km
21 km west of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey More
Mar 2, 05:53 am (Istanbul)
Mar 2, 02:53 GMT

1.1

10.9 km
Afyonkarahisar, Turkey More
Mar 2, 05:53 am (Istanbul)
Mar 2, 02:53 GMT

1.7

5.3 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 12 km west of Dörtyol, Hatay, Turkey More
Mar 2, 05:50 am (Istanbul)
Mar 2, 02:50 GMT

1.5

7.9 km
Aegean Sea, 18 km southeast of Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey More
Mar 2, 04:47 am (GMT +2)
Mar 2, 02:47 GMT

1.6

12 km
Ionian Sea, 29 km south of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central Greece, Greece More
Mar 2, 02:46 am (GMT +0)
Mar 2, 02:46 GMT

1.2

10 km
8.5 km northeast of Reggio Calabria, Italy More
Mar 2, 04:35 am (Athens)
Mar 2, 02:35 GMT

1.6

14 km
Ionian Sea, 29 km south of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central Greece, Greece More
Mar 2, 04:26 am (Athens)
Mar 2, 02:26 GMT

1.4

11 km
Ionian Sea, 29 km south of Livadia, Nomos Voiotias, Central Greece, Greece More
Mar 2, 04:22 am (Athens)
Mar 2, 02:22 GMT

1.5

13 km
Phocis, 50 km south of Lamia, Phthiotis, Central Greece, Greece More
Mar 2, 02:14 am (GMT +0)
Mar 2, 02:14 GMT

1.3

10.6 km
Phocis, Central Greece, 28 km northeast of Patras, Greece More
Mar 2, 05:00 am (Istanbul)
Mar 2, 02:00 GMT

1.1

8.2 km
30 km east of Afyonkarahisar, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.6 x 1011 joules (45.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 39.2 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Wied Dalam, Malta (WDD/MN network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Wied Dalam, Malta: 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 550,000 quakes on average per year in or around the Mediterranean Sea:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.09 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 11.1 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 1.89 quakes per year
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 24.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 358 quakes per year (or 29.8 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 2,800 quakes per year (or 7.7 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 20,000 quakes per year (or 54 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 52,000 quakes per year (or 142 quakes per day)
Mediterranean Sea has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, Mediterranean Sea has had at least 5 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

Number of recent quakes in or around the Mediterranean Sea by magnitude

Past 24 hours
7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
Table
Mag
 
Number of quakes (210 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
1 quake
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.48%)
3+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (2.86%)
2+
53 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (25.24%)
below M2
150 quakes
(71.43%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,148 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.26%)
3+
30 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (2.61%)
2+
267 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (23.26%)
below M2
848 quakes
(73.87%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (4,815 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
15 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.31%)
3+
117 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (2.43%)
2+
1,050 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (21.81%)
below M2
3,633 quakes
(75.45%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (13,235 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.02%)
4+
46 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.35%)
3+
354 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (2.67%)
2+
3,109 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (23.49%)
below M2
9,724 quakes
(73.47%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (59,973 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
10 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.02%)
4+
184 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.31%)
3+
1,916 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (3.19%)
2+
14,177 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (23.64%)
below M2
43,686 quakes
(72.84%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (199,256 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7
5+
72 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.04%)
4+
856 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.43%)
3+
7,717 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (3.87%)
2+
56,548 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (28.38%)
below M2
134,056 quakes
(67.28%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (554,274 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
25 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7
5+
232 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.04%)
4+
3,379 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.61%)
3+
25,082 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (4.53%)
2+
171,541 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (30.95%)
below M2
354,015 quakes
(63.87%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours210 quakes1415361---
Past 7 days1,148 quakes794267303---
Past 30 days4,815 quakes3,2241,05011715---
Past 90 days13,235 quakes8,6603,109354462--
Past 365 days59,973 quakes35,51914,1771,91618410--
Past 3 years199,256 quakes112,80256,5487,717856727-
Past 10 years554,274 quakes325,376171,54125,0823,37923225-
Magnitude 0.0+, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 30 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 7 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Mediterranean Sea Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or around the Mediterranean Sea?

Mediterranean Sea has a moderate level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 550,000 quakes on average per year in or around the Mediterranean Sea. However, Mediterranean Sea has had at least 5 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 10 to 15 years.

When was the latest earthquake in or around the Mediterranean Sea?

The last earthquake in or around the Mediterranean Sea occurred 28 minutes ago and had a magnitude of 2.3:

A light magnitude 2.3 earthquake hit 21 km (13 mi) away from Biga, Canakkale,  Turkey, in the early morning of Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 6.02 am local time (Europe/Istanbul GMT +3). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7 km (4.3 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in or around the Mediterranean Sea in the past 24 hours?

In the past 24 hours, the Mediterranean Sea has had 1 quake of magnitude 4.1, 6 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 53 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 150 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in or around the Mediterranean Sea in the past 24 hours?

The strongest earthquake in or around the Mediterranean Sea in the past 24 hours had a magnitude of 4.1 and occurred 24 hours ago:

A moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit 5 km (3.1 mi) away from Barbacha, Bejaia,  Algeria, Fri, Mar 1, 2024 03:40 GMT. The quake had a very shallow depth of 0 km (0 mi) and was felt widely in the area.

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