Latest earthquakes near France today

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List of latest earthquakes near France.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 27, 2024 02:37
(Paris)
M 2.0 96 km WSW
from Perpignan
May 25, 2024 07:51
(Paris)
M 2.2 61 km ESE
from Besançon
May 24, 2024 12:45
(Paris)
M 2.1 53 km E
from Rennes
May 24, 2024 11:17
(Paris)
M 2.3 95 km S
from Perpignan
May 24, 2024 04:26
(Paris)
M 2.4 54 km SE
from Ajaccio
May 23, 2024 14:07
(Paris)
M 2.0 82 km NNE
from Grenoble
May 23, 2024 11:07
(Paris)
M 2.0 55 km SE
from Angers
May 23, 2024 05:15
(Paris)
M 3.0 97 km NNW
from Bordeaux
May 23, 2024 02:51
(Paris)
M 2.0 234 km SSW
from Marseille
May 23, 2024 01:59
(Paris)
M 2.2 99 km SSW
from Perpignan
May 22, 2024 15:23
(Paris)
M 2.5 97 km SE
from Grenoble
May 22, 2024 15:03
(Paris)
M 2.7 97 km SE
from Grenoble
May 22, 2024 14:30
(Paris)
M 2.2 38 km SE
from Strasbourg
May 22, 2024 13:59
(Paris)
M 2.0 62 km NW
from Nice
May 22, 2024 12:08
(Paris)
M 2.2 88 km SE
from Nantes
May 22, 2024 11:34
(Paris)
M 3.0 261 km ENE
from Nice
May 22, 2024 10:45
(Paris)
M 2.0 90 km ESE
from Nice
May 22, 2024 10:10
(Paris)
M 3.4 257 km ENE
from Nice
May 22, 2024 08:02
(Paris)
M 2.1 51 km N
from Besançon
May 22, 2024 07:49
(Paris)
M 2.1 7 km NE
from Toulon
May 22, 2024 07:13
(Paris)
M 2.1 197 km E
from Lyon
May 21, 2024 19:38
(Paris)
M 2.8 13 km SE
from Mulhouse
May 21, 2024 15:25
(Paris)
M 2.5 295 km ENE
from Nice
May 21, 2024 12:38
(Paris)
M 2.1 123 km WSW
from Toulouse
May 21, 2024 11:23
(Paris)
M 2.5 55 km NE
from Clermont-Ferrand

Map of Latest Earthquakes near France

France Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
6 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2
May 27, 2024 02:37

Average

A total of 68 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of France in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 6 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near France in 2016. A total of 11 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of France that year. The strongest had a 4.4 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of France in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near France 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 France (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 67 98.53%
Mag. 5 1 1.47%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near France

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5
On Nov 5, 2014 17:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.3
On Sep 7, 1920 06:55.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near France occurred on Nov 5, 2014 17:19 local time (Europe/Paris timezone). It had a magnitude of 5 and struck 41 kilometers (25 mi) north-northwest of Rouen, at a depth of 2 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near France in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.3 earthquake struck on Sep 7, 1920 06:55, 254 kilometers (158 mi) north-northwest of Nice. It is the strongest earthquake near France 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 France 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 France.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near France.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 5, 2014 17:19
(Paris)
M 5.0 41 km NNW
from Rouen
Nov 11, 2019 11:52
(Paris)
M 4.8 158 km NNW
from Marseille
Jun 16, 2023 18:38
(Paris)
M 4.8 128 km SSE
from Nantes
Oct 1, 2020 00:02
(Paris)
M 4.6 258 km WSW
from Toulouse
Aug 28, 2023 19:42
(Paris)
M 4.6 121 km SSW
from Toulouse
Aug 13, 2019 13:17
(Paris)
M 4.6 230 km ENE
from Nice
Dec 18, 2021 11:34
(Paris)
M 4.5 284 km NE
from Nice
Mar 20, 2019 10:56
(Paris)
M 4.5 57 km NNE
from Bordeaux
Nov 8, 2022 16:23
(Paris)
M 4.5 139 km E
from Nice
Sep 22, 2022 17:47
(Paris)
M 4.5 276 km E
from Nice

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near France

Earthquakes by region of France

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in France?

A 2 magnitude earthquake hit near France on the night of May 27, 2024 at 02:37 local time (Europe/Paris). The center of this earthquake was located 96km west-southwest of Perpignan at a depth of 1km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near France in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near France?

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit near France on the morning of September 7, 1920 at 06:55 local time (Europe/Paris). The center of this earthquake was located 254km east of Nice at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near France since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near France?

In the past 10 years, 68 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from France. This averages to 7 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 54 days.