Earthquakes in Guam

In Guam there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.

Other natural hazards in Guam:
The most severe natural disasters worldwide

Back to overview: Guam

Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Guam by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.

Recent earthquakes in Guam
  • Sept. 21, 1:42 am
    Magnitude 4.9: 30 km north-northeast of Yigo Village at a depth of 132.10 km.
  • Oct. 3, 4:31 am
    Magnitude 5.4: 247 km northeast of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands at a depth of 10.52 km.
  • Oct. 2, 12:14 pm
    Magnitude 5.5: Mariana Islands at a depth of 19.83 km.

Earthquakes in Guam since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Guam happened on 08/08/1993 in the region Tuman Bay, Apra Harbor with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
04/26/2002Guam7 km7.10
10/12/2001Guam16 km7.00
08/08/1993Tuman Bay, Apra Harbor24 km7.80
11/01/1975Guam33 km6.10

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.
International tourismThe 41 most popular travel countriesA ranking of international tourism over 41 countries. USA ranks 3rd.
Russia: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Russia 2022-2026Statutory and inofficial holidays in Russia for 2022 to 2026
Brazil: Population growthPopulation growth in BrazilPopulation growth of the last 61 years in Brazil compared to the global average