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

Updated: Nov 15, 2022 14:58 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 3 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 13 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 160 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Since 1900, Bruxelles-Capitale has had 3 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 13 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 160 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 (176 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
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
Oct 13, 2020 19:11 GMT
3.5

5 km
340 km (211 mi)68 km west of The Hague, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands More
Mar 27, 2020 03:26 GMT
3.0

10 km
172 km (107 mi)4.8 km southwest of Beauraing, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium More
Feb 18, 2020 05:33 GMT
3.5

10 km
186 km (116 mi)1.8 km southwest of Sedan, Ardennes, Grand Est, France More
Oct 31, 2019 12:54 GMT
3.0

10 km
302 km (188 mi)0.7 km southwest of Bredene, West Flanders, Belgium More
Sep 16, 2019 09:47 GMT
3.3

10 km
143 km (89 mi)5.9 km northwest of Saint-Hubert, Luxembourg, Wallonia, 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
May 22, 2019 08:10 GMT
3.4
369 km (229 mi)North Sea, 58 km southeast of Lowestoft, United Kingdom More
May 13, 2019 18:30 GMT
3.5

10 km
369 km (229 mi)North Sea, 61 km southeast of Lowestoft, United Kingdom 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 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 30, 2014 21:35 GMT
3.3

2 km
227 km (141 mi)0.8 km southwest of Coucy, Ardennes, Grand Est, France 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
May 1, 2014 06:54 GMT
3.4

10 km
255 km (158 mi)1.7 km southeast of La Vallée-au-Blé, Aisne, Hauts-de-France 1 reportMore
Nov 12, 2013 07:14 GMT
3.7

2 km
261 km (162 mi)1 km west of Sissonne, Aisne, Hauts-de-France More
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
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 14969 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Bruxelles-Capitale Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Bruxelles-Capitale?

The last earthquake in Bruxelles-Capitale occurred 1 year 47 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 Bruxelles-Capitale since 1900?

Since 1900, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium had 176 quakes up to magnitude 5.9.

What was the strongest quake in Bruxelles-Capitale since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Bruxelles-Capitale 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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