Latest earthquakes near Canada today

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List of latest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 19, 2024 19:36
(Toronto)
M 2.1 218 km ESE
from Sherbrooke
Jul 19, 2024 02:42
(Dawson Creek)
M 3.0 102 km NW
from Fort St. John
Jul 19, 2024 02:18
(Dawson Creek)
M 2.7 103 km NW
from Fort St. John
Jul 18, 2024 02:22
(Moncton)
M 2.1 166 km NW
from Moncton
Jul 17, 2024 11:03
(Whitehorse)
M 2.1 241 km SW
from Whitehorse
Jul 17, 2024 10:55
(Whitehorse)
M 3.6 246 km SW
from Whitehorse
Jul 16, 2024 23:04
(Whitehorse)
M 2.5 282 km SSE
from Whitehorse
Jul 16, 2024 15:50
(Edmonton)
M 2.1 286 km SSW
from Cranbrook
Jul 15, 2024 14:32
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 95 km SW
from Kelowna
Jul 15, 2024 14:09
(Vancouver)
M 2.6 72 km NNW
from Vancouver
Jul 13, 2024 19:25
(Vancouver)
M 4.3 179 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 13, 2024 19:25
(Vancouver)
M 4.3 221 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 13, 2024 04:15
(Vancouver)
M 3.8 278 km W
from Vernon Lake
Jul 12, 2024 01:20
(Vancouver)
M 4.8 178 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 11, 2024 23:16
(Vancouver)
M 3.5 241 km SSE
from Victoria
Jul 11, 2024 23:13
(Whitehorse)
M 3.1 253 km SW
from Whitehorse
Jul 11, 2024 18:26
(Edmonton)
M 2.0 227 km S
from Cranbrook
Jul 11, 2024 16:49
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 125 km SE
from Victoria
Jul 11, 2024 10:42
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 186 km W
from Victoria
Jul 11, 2024 10:34
(Vancouver)
M 4.7 213 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 11, 2024 09:17
(Vancouver)
M 5.4 195 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 11, 2024 08:08
(Vancouver)
M 6.4 218 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 10, 2024 21:38
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 28 km WNW
from Victoria
Jul 9, 2024 16:56
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 278 km SE
from Kelowna
Jul 9, 2024 02:02
(Whitehorse)
M 2.3 283 km SSE
from Whitehorse

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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:
34 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.1
Jul 19, 2024 19:36

Average

A total of 349 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 34 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Canada roughly every 10 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. 4 303 86.82%
Mag. 5 38 10.89%
Mag. 6 8 2.29%
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 6.4
On Jul 11, 2024 08:08.
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 Jul 11, 2024 08:08 local time (America/Vancouver timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck 218 kilometers (135 mi) south-west 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) south-west of Whitehorse. It is the strongest earthquake near Canada in the past 124 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
Jul 11, 2024 08:08
(Vancouver)
M 6.4 218 km SW
from Vernon Lake
May 1, 2017 07:18
(Whitehorse)
M 6.3 134 km SW
from Whitehorse
Dec 24, 2019 19:36
(Vancouver)
M 6.3 264 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
May 1, 2017 05:31
(Whitehorse)
M 6.2 135 km SW
from Whitehorse
Jul 25, 2014 03:54
(Whitehorse)
M 6.0 286 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Apr 13, 2023 08:54
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 251 km WSW
from Vernon Lake
Dec 23, 2019 12:56
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 247 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
Dec 23, 2019 11:49
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 262 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 4, 2024 09:15
(Vancouver)
M 5.7 243 km SW
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 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Canada on the evening of July 19, 2024 at 19:36 local time (America/Toronto). The center of this earthquake was located 218km east-southeast of Sherbrooke at a depth of 3km 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, 349 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Canada. This averages to 35 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 10 days.