Latest earthquakes near California, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near California.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 08:29PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 9 mi SSW
from Thousand Oaks
May 26, 2024 07:24PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 145 mi NE
from Fresno
May 26, 2024 06:56AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 25 mi NNW
from Santa Rosa
May 26, 2024 05:59AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 50 mi WSW
from Eureka
May 26, 2024 02:35AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 145 mi NW
from Eureka
May 26, 2024 02:35AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 145 mi NW
from Eureka
May 26, 2024 01:09AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 73 mi WNW
from Chico
May 25, 2024 11:20PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 28 mi N
from Santa Rosa
May 25, 2024 07:17PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 29 mi SSW
from Eureka
May 25, 2024 09:57AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.4 134 mi SE
from San Diego
May 25, 2024 01:35AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.4 136 mi SE
from San Diego
May 24, 2024 10:46PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 176 mi SE
from San Diego
May 24, 2024 09:15PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 28 mi NNW
from Santa Rosa
May 24, 2024 05:06PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 126 mi ENE
from Sacramento
May 24, 2024 06:43AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.7 53 mi S
from Long Beach
May 24, 2024 04:37AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 42 mi E
from Bakersfield
May 24, 2024 04:29AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.8 48 mi NNW
from Fresno
May 24, 2024 03:44AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 93 mi N
from Eureka
May 24, 2024 02:33AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 75 mi ENE
from San Diego
May 23, 2024 08:44PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 76 mi NE
from Bakersfield
May 23, 2024 06:14PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 27 mi NNW
from Santa Rosa
May 23, 2024 03:06PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.5 35 mi ESE
from Salinas
May 23, 2024 02:12PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 29 mi NNW
from Santa Rosa
May 23, 2024 01:41PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.4 185 mi SSE
from San Diego
May 23, 2024 01:36PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.5 1 mi SW
from Antioch

Map of Latest Earthquakes near California

Recent California Earthquake News

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

California Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
69 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2
May 26, 2024 20:29

Average

A total of 693 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of California, The United States in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 69 earthquakes per year, or 5 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near California roughly every 5 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near California in 2019. A total of 162 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of California that year. The strongest had a 7.1 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of California in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near California 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 California (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 626 90.33%
Mag. 5 58 8.37%
Mag. 6 8 1.15%
Mag. 7 1 0.14%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near California

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.1
On Jul 5, 2019 20:19.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On Apr 18, 1906 05:12.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near California occurred on Jul 5, 2019 20:19 local time (America/Los_Angeles timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.1 and struck 124 miles (200 km) north-northeast of Los Angeles, at a depth of 5 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near California in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.9 earthquake struck on Apr 18, 1906 05:12, 7 miles (12 km) north-northeast of San Francisco. It is the strongest earthquake near California 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 California, 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 California.

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List of strongest earthquakes near California.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 5, 2019 08:19PM
(Los Angeles)
M 7.1 124 mi NNE
from Los Angeles
Dec 8, 2016 06:49AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.6 109 mi WSW
from Eureka
May 15, 2020 04:03AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.5 144 mi NE
from Fresno
Jul 4, 2019 10:33AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.4 122 mi NNE
from Los Angeles
Dec 20, 2022 02:34AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.4 24 mi SW
from Eureka
Dec 20, 2021 12:10PM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.2 29 mi SSW
from Eureka
Nov 22, 2022 08:39AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.2 140 mi SSE
from San Diego
Jul 8, 2021 03:49PM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 108 mi E
from Sacramento
Aug 24, 2014 03:20AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 8 mi NNW
from Vallejo
Jun 4, 2021 12:52AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.9 150 mi NW
from Eureka

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near California

Earthquakes by city in California

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in California, The United States.

Use this regional California earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Compton, Mission Viejo, Vacaville, Ventura, South Gate, Hesperia, Carson, Santa Monica, San Marcos, Boyle Heights, Arden-Arcade, Westminster, Santa Barbara, Redding, San Leandro, Hawthorne, Livermore, Indio, Whittier, Menifee and Newport Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in California, The United States?

A 2 magnitude earthquake hit near California on the evening of May 26, 2024 at 20:29 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 15km south-southwest of Thousand Oaks at a depth of 12km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near California, The United States in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near California, The United States?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near California on the night of April 18, 1906 at 05:12 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 12km west-southwest of San Francisco at a depth of 12km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near California since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near California, The United States?

In the past 10 years, 693 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from California. This averages to 69 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 5 days.