Latest earthquakes near Canada today

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List of latest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 04:21
(Dawson Creek)
M 4.1 77 km NW
from Fort St. John
Apr 13, 2024 02:57
(Whitehorse)
M 2.6 214 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Apr 13, 2024 01:57
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 281 km SSE
from Vancouver
Apr 12, 2024 20:49
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 43 km S
from Victoria
Apr 12, 2024 14:34
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 92 km SW
from Kelowna
Apr 11, 2024 05:02
(Toronto)
M 2.7 34 km S
from Sept-Îles
Apr 11, 2024 05:00
(Toronto)
M 2.9 33 km SSE
from Sept-Îles
Apr 9, 2024 20:59
(Edmonton)
M 3.5 100 km SSE
from Lethbridge
Apr 9, 2024 14:59
(Vancouver)
M 2.4 294 km SSE
from Victoria
Apr 9, 2024 08:54
(Vancouver)
M 2.5 71 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Apr 8, 2024 18:58
(Vancouver)
M 3.3 294 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
Apr 7, 2024 22:42
(Edmonton)
M 2.2 225 km S
from Cranbrook
Apr 7, 2024 00:38
(Vancouver)
M 3.0 272 km W
from Vernon Lake
Apr 7, 2024 00:39
(Toronto)
M 3.3 185 km NNW
from Ottawa
Apr 6, 2024 14:30
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 93 km WSW
from Victoria
Apr 5, 2024 18:36
(Edmonton)
M 2.3 226 km S
from Cranbrook
Apr 4, 2024 14:11
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 95 km SW
from Kelowna
Apr 2, 2024 15:28
(Vancouver)
M 2.3 197 km SSE
from Victoria
Apr 2, 2024 14:20
(Vancouver)
M 2.9 295 km S
from Vancouver
Mar 31, 2024 22:08
(Vancouver)
M 2.8 93 km SE
from Victoria
Mar 31, 2024 17:17
(Vancouver)
M 3.4 48 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Mar 30, 2024 17:34
(Edmonton)
M 2.6 75 km W
from Cranbrook
Mar 30, 2024 04:42
(Toronto)
M 3.0 280 km SSW
from Hamilton
Mar 30, 2024 00:52
(Edmonton)
M 2.7 263 km S
from Lethbridge
Mar 29, 2024 22:12
(Whitehorse)
M 2.1 252 km WSW
from Whitehorse

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Canada

Canada Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
33 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.1
Apr 13, 2024 04:21

Average

A total of 331 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. 4 284 85.8%
Mag. 5 38 11.48%
Mag. 6 9 2.72%
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 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
Apr 23, 2014 20:10
(Vancouver)
M 6.5 107 km WSW
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
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
Dec 23, 2019 11:49
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 262 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
Dec 23, 2019 12:56
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 247 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
May 1, 2017 07:21
(Whitehorse)
M 5.7 138 km SW
from Whitehorse

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Canada

Earthquakes by region of Canada

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Canada?

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Canada on the night of April 13, 2024 at 04:21 local time (America/Dawson_Creek). The center of this earthquake was located 77km northwest of Fort St. John at a depth of 8km 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, 331 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.