Latest earthquakes near France today

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List of latest earthquakes near France.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 12:47
(Paris)
M 2.0 42 km W
from Le Mans
Jun 18, 2024 12:09
(Paris)
M 2.1 59 km NE
from Bordeaux
Jun 18, 2024 11:55
(Paris)
M 2.0 83 km SSE
from Saint-Étienne
Jun 17, 2024 12:20
(Paris)
M 2.6 64 km WNW
from Montpellier
Jun 16, 2024 10:58
(Paris)
M 2.0 52 km SW
from Mulhouse
Jun 15, 2024 14:00
(Paris)
M 2.3 293 km S
from Toulouse
Jun 15, 2024 12:54
(Paris)
M 2.3 212 km N
from Strasbourg
Jun 14, 2024 23:18
(Paris)
M 2.1 72 km E
from Grenoble
Jun 14, 2024 23:18
(Paris)
M 2.1 35 km SE
from Metz
Jun 14, 2024 19:34
(Paris)
M 2.4 79 km N
from Nice
Jun 14, 2024 12:51
(Paris)
M 2.2 89 km E
from Toulouse
Jun 14, 2024 12:50
(Paris)
M 2.5 13 km SSE
from Toulon
Jun 14, 2024 12:15
(Paris)
M 2.5 36 km N
from Lyon
Jun 14, 2024 12:04
(Paris)
M 2.9 98 km WNW
from Lyon
Jun 14, 2024 12:04
(Paris)
M 2.3 44 km S
from Clermont-Ferrand
Jun 14, 2024 10:56
(Paris)
M 2.2 188 km NNW
from Strasbourg
Jun 13, 2024 15:30
(Paris)
M 2.0 67 km ESE
from Mulhouse
Jun 13, 2024 11:58
(Paris)
M 2.2 67 km WSW
from Strasbourg
Jun 13, 2024 11:53
(Paris)
M 2.0 39 km ESE
from Dijon
Jun 13, 2024 11:49
(Paris)
M 2.1 103 km W
from Dijon
Jun 13, 2024 04:50
(Paris)
M 2.1 238 km ENE
from Nice
Jun 12, 2024 22:13
(Paris)
M 2.2 251 km ENE
from Nice
Jun 11, 2024 21:51
(Paris)
M 2.1 70 km ESE
from Nice
Jun 11, 2024 21:39
(Paris)
M 2.4 153 km SE
from Besançon
Jun 11, 2024 16:55
(Paris)
M 3.2 20 km W
from Rouen

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
Jun 18, 2024 12:47

Average

A total of 69 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 68 98.55%
Mag. 5 1 1.45%
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
Jun 16, 2023 18:38
(Paris)
M 4.8 128 km SSE
from Nantes
Nov 11, 2019 11:52
(Paris)
M 4.8 158 km NNW
from Marseille
Aug 13, 2019 13:17
(Paris)
M 4.6 230 km ENE
from Nice
Aug 28, 2023 19:42
(Paris)
M 4.6 121 km SSW
from Toulouse
Oct 1, 2020 00:02
(Paris)
M 4.6 258 km WSW
from Toulouse
Mar 12, 2022 18:03
(Paris)
M 4.5 112 km E
from Lyon
Mar 20, 2019 10:56
(Paris)
M 4.5 57 km NNE
from Bordeaux
Apr 16, 2020 11:42
(Paris)
M 4.5 203 km NE
from Nice
Jun 27, 2020 12:59
(Paris)
M 4.5 119 km SW
from Brest

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 afternoon of June 18, 2024 at 12:47 local time (Europe/Paris). The center of this earthquake was located 42km west of Le Mans at a depth of 5km 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, 69 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 53 days.