Latest earthquakes near Canada today

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List of latest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 29, 2023 18:53
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 157 km W
from Vancouver
Nov 29, 2023 05:21
(Whitehorse)
M 2.3 130 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Nov 28, 2023 07:03
(Whitehorse)
M 2.9 205 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Nov 27, 2023 21:10
(Whitehorse)
M 3.5 140 km SW
from Whitehorse
Nov 27, 2023 12:55
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 103 km SSE
from Victoria
Nov 26, 2023 20:11
(Edmonton)
M 2.8 97 km SSE
from Grande Prairie
Nov 26, 2023 14:16
(Vancouver)
M 2.6 194 km N
from Prince George
Nov 26, 2023 13:37
(Edmonton)
M 3.3 253 km W
from Edmonton
Nov 26, 2023 14:24
(Toronto)
M 2.7 157 km N
from Ottawa
Nov 26, 2023 05:21
(Whitehorse)
M 2.7 184 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Nov 25, 2023 06:23
(Toronto)
M 2.7 173 km NNW
from Ottawa
Nov 25, 2023 01:35
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 137 km SSW
from Victoria
Nov 24, 2023 14:08
(Vancouver)
M 3.0 293 km W
from Vernon Lake
Nov 24, 2023 00:16
(Vancouver)
M 3.1 283 km S
from Victoria
Nov 21, 2023 08:22
(Vancouver)
M 3.5 270 km W
from Vernon Lake
Nov 21, 2023 05:26
(Whitehorse)
M 3.0 273 km SW
from Whitehorse
Nov 21, 2023 01:19
(Whitehorse)
M 2.8 251 km SW
from Whitehorse
Nov 20, 2023 18:07
(Whitehorse)
M 2.9 248 km SW
from Whitehorse
Nov 20, 2023 15:22
(Whitehorse)
M 3.3 246 km SW
from Whitehorse
Nov 20, 2023 14:27
(Whitehorse)
M 3.7 248 km SW
from Whitehorse
Nov 19, 2023 15:09
(Vancouver)
M 3.1 114 km WNW
from Okanagan
Nov 19, 2023 08:00
(Vancouver)
M 2.6 68 km S
from Kelowna
Nov 18, 2023 23:26
(Edmonton)
M 2.8 38 km S
from Grande Prairie
Nov 18, 2023 23:26
(Thunder Bay)
M 2.6 220 km NW
from Thunder Bay
Nov 18, 2023 21:33
(Toronto)
M 3.0 47 km WNW
from Rimouski

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Recent Canada Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Canada. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Canada and elsewhere.

Canada Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
33 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
Nov 29, 2023 18:53

Average

A total of 330 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Canada in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 33 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Canada roughly every 11 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Canada in 2017. A total of 52 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Canada that year. The strongest had a 6.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Canada with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Canada in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Canada during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Canada (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 283 85.76%
Mag. 5 38 11.52%
Mag. 6 9 2.73%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Canada

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.5
On Apr 23, 2014 20:10.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Jul 9, 1958 21:15.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Canada occurred on Apr 23, 2014 20:10 local time (America/Vancouver timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck 107 kilometers (66 mi) west-southwest of Vernon Lake, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Canada in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Jul 9, 1958 21:15, 292 kilometers (181 mi) west-southwest of Whitehorse. It is the strongest earthquake near Canada in the past 123 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Canada in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Canada.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 23, 2014 20:10
(Vancouver)
M 6.5 107 km WSW
from Vernon Lake
Dec 24, 2019 19:36
(Vancouver)
M 6.3 264 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
May 1, 2017 07:18
(Whitehorse)
M 6.3 134 km SW
from Whitehorse
May 1, 2017 05:31
(Whitehorse)
M 6.2 135 km SW
from Whitehorse
Dec 23, 2019 11:49
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 262 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 25, 2014 03:54
(Whitehorse)
M 6.0 286 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Dec 23, 2019 12:56
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 247 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 17, 2014 04:49
(Whitehorse)
M 6.0 293 km W
from Whitehorse
Apr 13, 2023 08:54
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 251 km WSW
from Vernon Lake
May 1, 2017 07:21
(Whitehorse)
M 5.7 138 km SW
from Whitehorse

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Earthquakes by region of Canada

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Canada.

When was the last earthquake in Canada?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Canada on the evening of November 29, 2023 at 18:53 local time (America/Vancouver). The center of this earthquake was located 157km west of Vancouver at a depth of 5km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Canada in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Canada?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Canada on the evening of July 9, 1958 at 21:15 local time (America/Whitehorse). The center of this earthquake was located 292km south-southwest of Whitehorse at a depth of 10km under water in the Gulf Of Alaska. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Canada since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Canada?

In the past 10 years, 330 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Canada. This averages to 33 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 11 days.