Latest earthquakes near Canada today

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List of latest earthquakes near Canada.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 20:37
(Whitehorse)
M 2.2 256 km SW
from Whitehorse
May 25, 2024 11:01
(Whitehorse)
M 2.3 240 km SW
from Whitehorse
May 24, 2024 06:58
(Vancouver)
M 2.8 176 km NNE
from Vernon Lake
May 23, 2024 20:46
(Whitehorse)
M 2.0 269 km SW
from Whitehorse
May 23, 2024 19:03
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 252 km S
from Victoria
May 23, 2024 10:50
(Vancouver)
M 2.3 277 km SSE
from Vancouver
May 21, 2024 16:05
(Vancouver)
M 2.0 192 km SSE
from Victoria
May 21, 2024 11:23
(Toronto)
M 2.1 138 km S
from Montréal
May 21, 2024 11:23
(Toronto)
M 2.1 138 km S
from Montréal
May 20, 2024 12:45
(Whitehorse)
M 2.8 262 km WSW
from Whitehorse
May 20, 2024 12:21
(Whitehorse)
M 3.3 255 km WSW
from Whitehorse
May 20, 2024 11:51
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 212 km S
from Victoria
May 20, 2024 06:15
(Whitehorse)
M 2.2 254 km WSW
from Whitehorse
May 18, 2024 19:35
(Whitehorse)
M 3.2 213 km SSE
from Whitehorse
May 18, 2024 15:50
(Whitehorse)
M 2.5 217 km S
from Whitehorse
May 16, 2024 11:43
(Whitehorse)
M 2.6 166 km SSW
from Whitehorse
May 15, 2024 21:34
(Dawson Creek)
M 3.6 88 km NW
from Fort St. John
May 15, 2024 10:02
(Whitehorse)
M 2.1 252 km SW
from Whitehorse
May 15, 2024 08:20
(Toronto)
M 2.7 75 km ENE
from Ottawa
May 14, 2024 15:02
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 94 km SW
from Kelowna
May 13, 2024 10:28
(Edmonton)
M 2.0 260 km S
from Lethbridge
May 12, 2024 22:27
(Toronto)
M 2.0 94 km WNW
from Montréal
May 12, 2024 15:49
(Whitehorse)
M 2.2 265 km WSW
from Whitehorse
May 11, 2024 00:57
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 43 km SSE
from Surrey
May 10, 2024 16:34
(Whitehorse)
M 2.5 274 km SSW
from Whitehorse

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Canada

Canada Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
32 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
May 25, 2024 20:37

Average

A total of 325 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 86.15%
Mag. 5 37 11.38%
Mag. 6 8 2.46%
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.

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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
Apr 13, 2023 08:54
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 251 km WSW
from Vernon Lake
Jul 17, 2014 04:49
(Whitehorse)
M 6.0 293 km W
from Whitehorse
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
Jul 25, 2014 03:54
(Whitehorse)
M 6.0 286 km SSW
from Whitehorse
Sep 24, 2015 06:48
(Vancouver)
M 5.7 285 km WNW
from Vernon Lake
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 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Canada on the evening of May 25, 2024 at 20:37 local time (America/Whitehorse). The center of this earthquake was located 256km southwest of Whitehorse at a depth of 0km 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, 325 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.