Latest earthquakes near The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near The United States.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 3, 2024 10:40AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.4 45 mi WSW
from Fairbanks
Mar 3, 2024 08:00AM
(Honolulu)
M 2.3 38 mi SSW
from Hilo
Mar 3, 2024 06:06AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.5 44 mi W
from Anchorage
Mar 3, 2024 07:04AM
(Denver)
M 2.3 147 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 04:56AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 53 mi NE
from Chico
Mar 3, 2024 04:59AM
(Denver)
M 2.5 148 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 01:34AM
(Honolulu)
M 2.9 45 mi SW
from Hilo
Mar 3, 2024 02:05AM
(Anchorage)
M 2.0 82 mi SW
from Anchorage
Mar 3, 2024 02:43AM
(Denver)
M 2.0 147 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 02:36AM
(Denver)
M 3.3 147 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 01:34AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 79 mi E
from San Diego
Mar 3, 2024 02:20AM
(Denver)
M 3.2 147 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 01:20AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.5 77 mi E
from San Diego
Mar 3, 2024 02:17AM
(Denver)
M 2.7 148 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 02:15AM
(Denver)
M 3.6 148 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 3, 2024 02:15AM
(Denver)
M 3.9 147 mi E
from El Paso
Mar 2, 2024 11:14PM
(Honolulu)
M 2.5 44 mi SW
from Hilo
Mar 2, 2024 11:02PM
(Honolulu)
M 2.4 26 mi SSW
from Hilo
Mar 3, 2024 12:51AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 16 mi SW
from Eureka
Mar 2, 2024 10:12PM
(Anchorage)
M 3.2 150 mi WNW
from Fairbanks
Mar 2, 2024 08:32PM
(Honolulu)
M 2.3 43 mi SW
from Hilo
Mar 2, 2024 10:20PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.7 37 mi SSW
from Eureka
Mar 2, 2024 08:06PM
(Honolulu)
M 2.3 47 mi SSW
from Hilo
Mar 2, 2024 07:59PM
(Honolulu)
M 2.1 29 mi SSW
from Hilo
Mar 2, 2024 07:05PM
(Honolulu)
M 2.2 43 mi SSW
from Hilo

Map of Latest Earthquakes near The United States

Recent The United States Earthquake News

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The United States Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
177 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.4
Mar 3, 2024 10:40

Average

A total of 1773 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of The United States in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 177 earthquakes per year, or 14 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near The United States roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near The United States in 2018. A total of 244 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of The United States that year. The strongest had a 7.1 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of The United States in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near The United States 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 The United States (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1560 87.99%
Mag. 5 192 10.83%
Mag. 6 18 1.02%
Mag. 7 3 0.17%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near The United States

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On Jan 24, 2016 01:30.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.2
On Mar 27, 1964 17:36.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near The United States occurred on Jan 24, 2016 01:30 local time (America/Anchorage timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 161 miles (259 km) south-west of Anchorage, at a depth of 78 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near The United States in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.2 earthquake struck on Mar 27, 1964 17:36, 88 miles (142 km) south-west of Anchorage. It is the strongest earthquake near The United States 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 The United States 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 The United States.

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List of strongest earthquakes near The United States.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 24, 2016 01:30AM
(Anchorage)
M 7.1 161 mi SW
from Anchorage
Nov 30, 2018 08:29AM
(Anchorage)
M 7.1 9 mi NNW
from Anchorage
Jul 5, 2019 08:19PM
(Los Angeles)
M 7.1 124 mi NNE
from Los Angeles
May 4, 2018 12:32PM
(Honolulu)
M 6.9 29 mi SSE
from Hilo
Mar 9, 2014 10:18PM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.8 51 mi W
from Eureka
Dec 8, 2016 06:49AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.6 109 mi WSW
from Eureka
Mar 31, 2020 05:52PM
(Boise)
M 6.5 80 mi NE
from Boise
May 15, 2020 04:03AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.5 144 mi NE
from Fresno
Dec 20, 2022 02:34AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.4 24 mi SW
from Eureka
Jul 28, 2015 06:35PM
(Anchorage)
M 6.4 145 mi SW
from Anchorage

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Earthquakes by region of The United States

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near The United States.

When was the last earthquake in The United States?

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit near The United States on the morning of March 3, 2024 at 10:40 local time (America/Anchorage). The center of this earthquake was located 72km west-southwest of Fairbanks at a depth of 20km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near The United States in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near The United States?

A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit near The United States on the afternoon of March 27, 1964 at 17:36 local time (America/Anchorage). The center of this earthquake was located 142km east-southeast of Anchorage at a depth of 25km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near The United States since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near The United States?

In the past 10 years, 1773 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from The United States. This averages to 177 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.