Latest earthquakes near Chico, California today

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List of latest earthquakes near Chico.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 12, 2024 09:58PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.5 51 mi NE
from Chico
Jun 12, 2024 07:48AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 81 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 12, 2024 02:16AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 81 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 11, 2024 11:42PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 119 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 11, 2024 10:42PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.4 124 mi SSW
from Chico
Jun 10, 2024 02:58PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.9 114 mi NW
from Chico
Jun 10, 2024 01:01PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 143 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 10, 2024 12:33PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 83 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 9, 2024 06:41PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 149 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 9, 2024 04:01AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.7 66 mi SSE
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 11:14PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 83 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 08:40PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 79 mi E
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 02:28PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 81 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 12:35PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 83 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 12:35PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.9 83 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 12:34PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.5 82 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 08:36AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 82 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 8, 2024 07:10AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 144 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 7, 2024 11:13PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.8 48 mi NE
from Chico
Jun 7, 2024 07:36PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.7 94 mi SSW
from Chico
Jun 7, 2024 01:41PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 147 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 7, 2024 09:26AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.3 182 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 7, 2024 08:06AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 129 mi S
from Chico
Jun 7, 2024 12:17AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 79 mi SW
from Chico
Jun 6, 2024 09:15PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 67 mi SSE
from Chico

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Recent Chico Earthquake News

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

Chico Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
16 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.5
Jun 12, 2024 21:58

Average

A total of 160 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Chico, California in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 16 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Chico roughly every 22 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Chico in 2021. A total of 32 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of Chico that year. The strongest had a 6.2 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Chico in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Chico 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 Chico (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 139 86.88%
Mag. 5 17 10.63%
Mag. 6 4 2.5%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Chico

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.4
On Dec 20, 2022 02:34.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On Apr 18, 1906 05:12.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Chico occurred on Dec 20, 2022 02:34 local time (America/Los_Angeles timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck 147 miles (237 km) west-northwest of Chico, at a depth of 11 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Chico in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.9 earthquake struck on Apr 18, 1906 05:12, 142 miles (229 km) west-northwest of Chico. It is the strongest earthquake near Chico 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 Chico, California 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 Chico.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Chico.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Dec 20, 2022 02:34AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.4 147 mi WNW
from Chico
Dec 20, 2021 12:10PM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.2 138 mi WNW
from Chico
Aug 24, 2014 03:20AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 107 mi SSW
from Chico
Jul 8, 2021 03:49PM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 151 mi ESE
from Chico
Mar 8, 2020 07:59PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.8 178 mi WNW
from Chico
Jan 28, 2015 01:08PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.7 152 mi WNW
from Chico
Dec 20, 2021 12:10PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.7 153 mi WNW
from Chico
Jun 22, 2019 08:53PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.6 135 mi WNW
from Chico
Dec 28, 2016 12:18AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.6 183 mi ESE
from Chico
Dec 28, 2016 12:22AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.6 183 mi ESE
from Chico

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Nearest earthquakes from Chico

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Chico, California. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Chico.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jul 22, 2022 06:41PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.2 27 mi SE
from Chico
Apr 4, 2024 06:34PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.1 35 mi NE
from Chico
Apr 4, 2024 06:34PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.4 35 mi NE
from Chico
May 12, 2023 03:18AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.2 51 mi NE
from Chico
May 11, 2023 04:19PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.5 51 mi NE
from Chico
May 26, 2023 04:26AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.1 50 mi NE
from Chico
Aug 9, 2016 07:57PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.1 58 mi WSW
from Chico
Sep 20, 2022 07:03AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.0 72 mi W
from Chico
Aug 18, 2020 05:55PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.2 80 mi WSW
from Chico
Apr 29, 2019 12:16AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.3 79 mi WSW
from Chico

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Chico, California?

A 2.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Chico on the evening of June 12, 2024 at 21:58 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 82km north-east of Chico at a depth of -1km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Chico, California in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Chico, California?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Chico on the night of April 18, 1906 at 05:12 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 229km south-southwest of Chico at a depth of 12km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Chico since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Chico, California?

In the past 10 years, 160 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Chico. This averages to 16 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 23 days.