Latest earthquakes near Mexico City, Mexico today

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List of latest earthquakes near Mexico City.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 17, 2024 14:37
(Mexico City)
M 3.4 287 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 17, 2024 12:54
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 278 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 16, 2024 16:46
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 294 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 15, 2024 04:46
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 299 km SSW
from Álvaro Obregón
Jul 15, 2024 03:34
(Mexico City)
M 3.9 297 km SW
from Delegación Cuajimalpa de Morelos
Jul 15, 2024 02:53
(Mexico City)
M 3.8 168 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 15, 2024 01:25
(Mexico City)
M 3.7 287 km WSW
from Mexico City
Jul 14, 2024 16:52
(Mexico City)
M 3.2 214 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 13, 2024 21:42
(Mexico City)
M 4.0 274 km SW
from Mexico City
Jul 13, 2024 15:32
(Mexico City)
M 3.4 191 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 13, 2024 10:46
(Mexico City)
M 3.8 245 km S
from Iztapalapa
Jul 12, 2024 22:32
(Mexico City)
M 4.1 295 km SW
from Álvaro Obregón
Jul 12, 2024 17:11
(Mexico City)
M 3.6 290 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 12, 2024 16:39
(Mexico City)
M 3.9 295 km SW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 12, 2024 03:11
(Mexico City)
M 3.2 241 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 11, 2024 17:32
(Mexico City)
M 3.0 263 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 11, 2024 17:13
(Mexico City)
M 3.6 258 km S
from Iztapalapa
Jul 11, 2024 05:47
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 251 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 11, 2024 04:23
(Mexico City)
M 3.1 298 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 11, 2024 04:19
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 298 km S
from Álvaro Obregón
Jul 10, 2024 17:58
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 57 km S
from Iztapalapa
Jul 10, 2024 17:34
(Mexico City)
M 3.9 298 km SSW
from Álvaro Obregón
Jul 10, 2024 17:12
(Mexico City)
M 3.1 272 km SE
from Iztapalapa
Jul 9, 2024 05:01
(Mexico City)
M 3.7 296 km S
from Tlalpan
Jul 9, 2024 04:20
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 281 km SSW
from Iztapalapa

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Mexico City

Recent Mexico City Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Mexico City. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Mexico City and elsewhere.

Mexico City Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
121 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.4
Jul 17, 2024 14:37

Average

A total of 1213 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Mexico City, Mexico in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 121 earthquakes per year, or 10 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Mexico City roughly every 3 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Mexico City in 2020. A total of 173 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Mexico City that year. The strongest had a 5.2 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Mexico City in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Mexico City 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 Mexico City (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1183 97.53%
Mag. 5 27 2.23%
Mag. 6 1 0.08%
Mag. 7 2 0.16%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Mexico City

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On Sep 19, 2017 13:14.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.6
On Mar 14, 1979 05:07.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Mexico City occurred on Sep 19, 2017 13:14 local time (America/Mexico_City timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 98 kilometers (61 mi) south-east of Tláhuac, at a depth of 48 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Mexico City in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.6 earthquake struck on Mar 14, 1979 05:07, 289 kilometers (180 mi) south-east of Mexico City. It is the strongest earthquake near Mexico City 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 Mexico City, Mexico 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 Mexico City.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Mexico City.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 19, 2017 13:14
(Mexico City)
M 7.1 98 km SE
from Tláhuac
Sep 7, 2021 20:47
(Mexico City)
M 7.0 278 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Dec 11, 2022 08:31
(Mexico City)
M 6.0 287 km SSW
from Iztapalapa
Jul 19, 2018 08:31
(Mexico City)
M 5.8 198 km SE
from Iztapalapa
Jul 19, 2018 08:31
(Mexico City)
M 5.8 213 km SE
from Iztapalapa
Mar 19, 2021 21:06
(Mexico City)
M 5.7 297 km S
from Tlalpan
Dec 7, 2023 14:03
(Mexico City)
M 5.7 126 km SSE
from Iztapalapa
Nov 23, 2015 14:41
(Mexico City)
M 5.6 265 km S
from Iztapalapa
Sep 30, 2015 12:25
(Mexico City)
M 5.4 279 km SW
from Mexico City
Mar 20, 2015 16:30
(Mexico City)
M 5.4 158 km SSE
from Iztapalapa

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Mexico City

Earthquakes by city in Mexico City

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Mexico City, Mexico.

Use this regional Mexico City earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Colonia Nativitas, Polanco, San Miguel Topilejo, San Miguel Ajusco, San Antonio Tecómitl, San Juan Ixtayopan, San Lorenzo Acopilco, Milpa Alta and San Pablo Oztotepec.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico?

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Mexico City on the afternoon of July 17, 2024 at 14:37 local time (America/Mexico_City). The center of this earthquake was located 287km southwest of Iztapalapa at a depth of 38km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Mexico City, Mexico in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Mexico City, Mexico?

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Mexico City on the night of March 14, 1979 at 05:07 local time (America/Mexico_City). The center of this earthquake was located 289km southwest of Mexico City at a depth of 49km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Mexico City since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Mexico City, Mexico?

In the past 10 years, 1213 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Mexico City. This averages to 121 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3 days.