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

Updated: Jan 4, 2023 08:12 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 1 quake between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Brunei has had 2 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above and 1 quake of magnitude 4.5.

Latest quake: Mag. 4.5 | 83 km SE of Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.2 | 90 km S of Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4.5 or higher (3 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jun 30, 2005 18:09 GMT
4.5

25 km
83 km southeast of Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia More
May 1, 2004 23:29 GMT
5.2

10 km
90 km south of Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia More
Feb 22, 1992 00:39 GMT
5.2

40 km
73 km northwest of Brunei More
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 8.3 x 1012 joules (2.31 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1988 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station Kuching: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Brunei Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Brunei?

The last earthquake in Brunei occurred 18 years ago: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 83 km southeast of Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia, on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 18:09 GMT.

How many quakes were there in Brunei since 1900?

Since 1900, Brunei had 3 quakes up to magnitude 5.2.

What was the strongest quake in Brunei since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Brunei since 1900 occurred 19 years ago: Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 90 km south of Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 23:29 GMT.

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