Latest earthquakes near Canada today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near the country Canada, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Canada? If an earthquake is happening right now near Canada, it will show up within minutes.

All earthquakes Any magnitude
Major only Magnitude 4+
Custom  
In 1 sec.
Earthquakes appear here a few minutes after occurring.
List of latest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 17, 2024 23:10
(Whitehorse)
M 2.9 172 km WSW
from Whitehorse
Jun 17, 2024 02:38
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 139 km S
from Victoria
Jun 16, 2024 18:54
(Toronto)
M 2.3 197 km S
from Hamilton
Jun 16, 2024 00:03
(Vancouver)
M 2.7 126 km SE
from Victoria
Jun 15, 2024 20:55
(Toronto)
M 2.3 43 km ENE
from Ottawa
Jun 15, 2024 14:27
(Whitehorse)
M 3.2 300 km SW
from Whitehorse
Jun 14, 2024 22:05
(Whitehorse)
M 2.1 290 km WSW
from Whitehorse
Jun 12, 2024 07:14
(Whitehorse)
M 2.6 278 km WNW
from Whitehorse
Jun 11, 2024 15:02
(Whitehorse)
M 2.3 262 km WSW
from Whitehorse
Jun 11, 2024 15:29
(Edmonton)
M 2.4 225 km S
from Cranbrook
Jun 11, 2024 12:38
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 234 km SSE
from Victoria
Jun 10, 2024 21:51
(Edmonton)
M 2.1 269 km S
from Lethbridge
Jun 10, 2024 06:59
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 262 km SSE
from Victoria
Jun 9, 2024 13:37
(Whitehorse)
M 2.5 215 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Jun 9, 2024 05:15
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 265 km SSE
from Victoria
Jun 8, 2024 14:50
(Whitehorse)
M 2.6 237 km SW
from Whitehorse
Jun 7, 2024 15:08
(Whitehorse)
M 2.7 186 km WSW
from Whitehorse
Jun 7, 2024 13:53
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 92 km SW
from Kelowna
Jun 5, 2024 09:46
(Vancouver)
M 3.3 145 km SW
from Vernon Lake
Jun 4, 2024 20:51
(Toronto)
M 2.5 68 km SSW
from Montréal
Jun 3, 2024 14:24
(Vancouver)
M 2.3 146 km SE
from Victoria
Jun 3, 2024 03:56
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 143 km SSE
from Victoria
Jun 2, 2024 14:22
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 92 km SW
from Kelowna
Jun 2, 2024 12:44
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 294 km S
from Victoria
Jun 2, 2024 00:23
(Toronto)
M 2.2 137 km S
from London

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Canada

Canada Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
32 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.9
Jun 17, 2024 23:10

Average

A total of 322 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 32 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. 4 280 86.96%
Mag. 5 34 10.56%
Mag. 6 8 2.48%
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 6.3
On Dec 24, 2019 19:36.
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 Dec 24, 2019 19:36 local time (America/Vancouver timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.3 and struck 264 kilometers (164 mi) west-northwest of Vernon Lake, at a depth of 7 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-northwest 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.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
Custom
List of strongest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
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
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
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
May 1, 2017 07:21
(Whitehorse)
M 5.7 138 km SW
from Whitehorse
Dec 23, 2019 11:13
(Vancouver)
M 5.7 253 km WNW
from Vernon Lake

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 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Canada on the evening of June 17, 2024 at 23:10 local time (America/Whitehorse). The center of this earthquake was located 172km west-southwest of Whitehorse at a depth of 1km 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, 322 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Canada. This averages to 32 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 11 days.