Latest earthquakes near Montego Bay, St. James today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Montego Bay? If an earthquake is happening right now near Montego Bay (also known as Bahía Montego), it will show up within minutes.

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List of latest earthquakes near Montego Bay.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 5, 2024 11:15
(Jamaica)
M 4.5 299 km W
from Montego Bay
May 1, 2024 20:02
(Jamaica)
M 4.1 140 km E
from Montego Bay
Nov 28, 2023 13:27
(Jamaica)
M 3.8 144 km E
from Montego Bay
Oct 30, 2023 10:57
(Jamaica)
M 5.4 142 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Sep 22, 2023 22:05
(Jamaica)
M 3.0 143 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Sep 21, 2023 19:31
(Jamaica)
M 4.4 139 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Apr 15, 2023 16:35
(Jamaica)
M 4.6 162 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Feb 1, 2023 02:26
(Jamaica)
M 4.4 150 km NW
from Montego Bay
Sep 24, 2022 15:01
(Jamaica)
M 4.3 133 km N
from Montego Bay
Dec 26, 2021 02:40
(Jamaica)
M 4.0 294 km ENE
from Montego Bay
Aug 14, 2021 07:29
(Jamaica)
M 7.2 468 km E
from Montego Bay
Jul 18, 2021 20:33
(Jamaica)
M 4.2 291 km ENE
from Montego Bay
Jun 27, 2021 15:09
(Jamaica)
M 4.2 276 km SE
from Montego Bay
May 30, 2021 03:29
(Jamaica)
M 4.0 128 km N
from Montego Bay
Jan 4, 2021 21:39
(Jamaica)
M 4.4 200 km WNW
from Montego Bay
Dec 25, 2020 10:57
(Jamaica)
M 4.1 128 km NNW
from Montego Bay
Sep 8, 2020 08:00
(Jamaica)
M 4.5 246 km WNW
from Montego Bay
Aug 26, 2020 07:28
(Jamaica)
M 4.5 64 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Jul 24, 2020 14:11
(Jamaica)
M 5.1 114 km N
from Montego Bay
Jun 14, 2020 02:52
(Jamaica)
M 4.0 132 km E
from Montego Bay
May 18, 2020 02:18
(Jamaica)
M 4.3 213 km NE
from Montego Bay
May 17, 2020 18:00
(Jamaica)
M 4.3 209 km NE
from Montego Bay
May 17, 2020 17:41
(Jamaica)
M 4.4 211 km NE
from Montego Bay
May 17, 2020 15:47
(Jamaica)
M 4.6 211 km NE
from Montego Bay
Feb 8, 2020 04:38
(Jamaica)
M 4.0 143 km NW
from Montego Bay

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Montego Bay Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
6 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
May 5, 2024 11:15

Average

A total of 61 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Montego Bay, St. James 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 Montego Bay in 2020. A total of 21 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Montego Bay that year. The strongest had a 7.7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Montego Bay in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Montego Bay 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 Montego Bay (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 55 90.16%
Mag. 5 5 8.2%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 1 1.64%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Montego Bay

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.7
On Jan 28, 2020 14:10.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Jan 28, 2020 14:10.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Montego Bay occurred on Jan 28, 2020 14:10 local time (America/Jamaica timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.7 and struck 137 kilometers (85 mi) north-west of Montego Bay, at a depth of 15 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Montego Bay in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Montego Bay, St. James 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 Montego Bay.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Montego Bay.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jan 28, 2020 14:10
(Jamaica)
M 7.7 137 km NW
from Montego Bay
Jan 17, 2017 04:08
(Jamaica)
M 5.8 207 km NE
from Montego Bay
Oct 30, 2023 10:57
(Jamaica)
M 5.4 142 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Jan 17, 2016 03:30
(Jamaica)
M 5.2 237 km NE
from Montego Bay
Jul 24, 2020 14:11
(Jamaica)
M 5.1 114 km N
from Montego Bay
Dec 9, 2019 01:12
(Jamaica)
M 5.0 274 km WNW
from Montego Bay
Jan 17, 2016 03:17
(Jamaica)
M 4.9 243 km NE
from Montego Bay
Jan 29, 2020 09:53
(Jamaica)
M 4.9 128 km NW
from Montego Bay
Jan 17, 2016 01:37
(Jamaica)
M 4.9 246 km NE
from Montego Bay
Apr 25, 2017 09:42
(Jamaica)
M 4.7 288 km ENE
from Montego Bay

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Nearest earthquakes from Montego Bay

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Montego Bay, St. James. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Montego Bay.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Aug 26, 2020 07:28
(Jamaica)
M 4.5 64 km ESE
from Montego Bay
Nov 9, 2017 20:34
(Jamaica)
M 4.1 112 km N
from Montego Bay
Jul 24, 2020 14:11
(Jamaica)
M 5.1 114 km N
from Montego Bay
Feb 24, 2015 04:02
(Jamaica)
M 4.2 117 km NNW
from Montego Bay
Nov 8, 2017 22:19
(Jamaica)
M 4.5 121 km N
from Montego Bay
May 30, 2021 03:29
(Jamaica)
M 4.0 128 km N
from Montego Bay
Jan 29, 2020 09:53
(Jamaica)
M 4.9 128 km NW
from Montego Bay
Dec 25, 2020 10:57
(Jamaica)
M 4.1 128 km NNW
from Montego Bay
Jun 14, 2020 02:52
(Jamaica)
M 4.0 132 km E
from Montego Bay
Sep 24, 2022 15:01
(Jamaica)
M 4.3 133 km N
from Montego Bay

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Montego Bay

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Montego Bay, St. James?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Montego Bay on the morning of May 5, 2024 at 11:15 local time (America/Jamaica). The center of this earthquake was located 299km west of Montego Bay at a depth of 10km under water in the Caribbean Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Montego Bay, St. James in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Montego Bay, St. James?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Montego Bay on the afternoon of January 28, 2020 at 14:10 local time (America/Jamaica). The center of this earthquake was located 137km northwest of Montego Bay at a depth of 15km under water in the Caribbean Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Montego Bay since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Montego Bay, St. James?

In the past 10 years, 61 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Montego Bay. This averages to 6 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 60 days.