Latest earthquakes near British Columbia, Canada today

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List of latest earthquakes near British Columbia.
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 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 9, 2024 20:59
(Edmonton)
M 3.5 253 km ESE
from Cranbrook
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 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 29, 2024 14:36
(Vancouver)
M 2.2 90 km SW
from Kelowna
Mar 29, 2024 09:53
(Vancouver)
M 2.4 279 km SSE
from Vancouver
Mar 29, 2024 02:57
(Dawson Creek)
M 3.2 77 km NW
from Fort St. John
Mar 28, 2024 20:14
(Edmonton)
M 2.3 229 km S
from Cranbrook
Mar 27, 2024 15:26
(Vancouver)
M 2.7 245 km NNW
from Vancouver
Mar 27, 2024 04:31
(Vancouver)
M 2.6 196 km NNW
from Vancouver
Mar 27, 2024 02:09
(Vancouver)
M 2.1 124 km SE
from Victoria

Map of Latest Earthquakes near British Columbia

British Columbia Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 246 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of British Columbia, Canada in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 24 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near British Columbia roughly every 14 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near British Columbia in 2023. A total of 38 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of British Columbia that year. The strongest had a 6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of British Columbia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near British Columbia 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 British Columbia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 216 87.8%
Mag. 5 25 10.16%
Mag. 6 5 2.03%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near British Columbia

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.5
On Apr 23, 2014 20:10.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.5
On Jun 23, 1946 10:13.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near British Columbia 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 British Columbia in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.5 earthquake struck on Jun 23, 1946 10:13, 149 kilometers (93 mi) west-southwest of Vancouver. It is the strongest earthquake near British Columbia 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 British Columbia, 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 British Columbia.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near British Columbia.
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
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
Apr 13, 2023 08:54
(Vancouver)
M 6.0 251 km WSW
from Vernon Lake
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
Apr 22, 2019 14:44
(Vancouver)
M 5.5 273 km W
from Vernon Lake
Mar 18, 2016 15:46
(Vancouver)
M 5.5 253 km W
from Vernon Lake
Sep 17, 2023 04:28
(Vancouver)
M 5.5 293 km WNW
from Vernon Lake

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near British Columbia

Earthquakes by city in British Columbia

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in British Columbia, Canada.

Use this regional British Columbia earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Nanaimo, Kamloops, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, White Rock, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West End, West Vancouver, Vernon, Langford, Penticton, Campbell River, Mission, North Cowichan, West Kelowna, Port Moody, Walnut Grove, Courtenay and Langley.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in British Columbia, Canada?

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near British Columbia 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 British Columbia, Canada in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near British Columbia, Canada?

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near British Columbia on the morning of June 23, 1946 at 10:13 local time (America/Vancouver). The center of this earthquake was located 149km west-northwest of Vancouver at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near British Columbia since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near British Columbia, Canada?

In the past 10 years, 246 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from British Columbia. This averages to 25 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 15 days.