Latest earthquakes near San Diego, California today

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List of latest earthquakes near San Diego.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jul 20, 2024 03:44AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.1 130 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 20, 2024 01:07AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 137 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 19, 2024 05:30PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 85 mi E
from San Diego
Jul 19, 2024 09:38AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.3 132 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 19, 2024 03:59AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 138 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 19, 2024 03:55AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.3 136 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 09:57PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 73 mi NNW
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 05:48PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.4 117 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 02:28PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 167 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 02:01PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 132 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 01:23PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.3 143 mi S
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 09:06AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.4 98 mi NNE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 03:36AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 186 mi ESE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 01:36AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.1 127 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 01:28AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 135 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 18, 2024 12:28AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.1 162 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 11:41PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.1 164 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 11:26PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 57 mi NE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 06:24PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.7 55 mi NE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 04:56PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.8 73 mi NNW
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 02:59PM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.5 56 mi NE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 09:42AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 160 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 08:12AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.8 77 mi N
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 04:12AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.5 124 mi SE
from San Diego
Jul 17, 2024 03:17AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 163 mi SE
from San Diego

Map of Latest Earthquakes near San Diego

Recent San Diego Earthquake News

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

San Diego Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
17 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Jul 20, 2024 03:44

Average

A total of 172 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of San Diego, California in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 17 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near San Diego roughly every 21 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near San Diego in 2022. A total of 32 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of San Diego that year. The strongest had a 6.2 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of San Diego in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near San Diego 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 San Diego (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 165 95.93%
Mag. 5 6 3.49%
Mag. 6 1 0.58%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near San Diego

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.2
On Nov 22, 2022 08:39.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.3
On Jun 28, 1992 04:57.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near San Diego occurred on Nov 22, 2022 08:39 local time (America/Los_Angeles timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck 140 miles (226 km) south-southeast of San Diego, at a depth of 6 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near San Diego in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.3 earthquake struck on Jun 28, 1992 04:57, 111 miles (178 km) south-southeast of San Diego. It is the strongest earthquake near San Diego 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego.

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List of strongest earthquakes near San Diego.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 22, 2022 08:39AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.2 140 mi SSE
from San Diego
Mar 6, 2020 07:52PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.5 169 mi ESE
from San Diego
Jun 5, 2021 10:55AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.3 93 mi ENE
from San Diego
Apr 5, 2018 12:29PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.3 167 mi WNW
from San Diego
Jun 10, 2016 01:04AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.2 65 mi NE
from San Diego
Aug 20, 2023 02:41PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.1 165 mi NW
from San Diego
Aug 17, 2020 08:30AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.1 120 mi SE
from San Diego
May 12, 2024 11:22AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.9 114 mi E
from San Diego
Sep 30, 2020 05:31PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.9 94 mi ENE
from San Diego
Apr 3, 2020 06:53PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.9 66 mi NE
from San Diego

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Nearest earthquakes from San Diego

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

List of nearest earthquakes from San Diego.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 23, 2021 08:37PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.9 16 mi N
from San Diego
Sep 7, 2014 05:13AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.0 43 mi SW
from San Diego
Jan 30, 2022 09:46AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.0 45 mi NNE
from San Diego
Mar 31, 2023 06:16PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.2 48 mi NNE
from San Diego
Aug 14, 2018 06:24PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.4 57 mi NNE
from San Diego
Apr 14, 2022 09:30PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.5 57 mi SSE
from San Diego
Jul 25, 2022 04:21AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.3 61 mi SSE
from San Diego
Sep 10, 2019 01:21PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.0 61 mi N
from San Diego
Jun 10, 2016 01:04AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.2 65 mi NE
from San Diego
Dec 31, 2022 04:12AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.1 65 mi NE
from San Diego

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from San Diego

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in San Diego, California?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near San Diego on the night of July 20, 2024 at 03:44 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 209km south-east of San Diego at a depth of 8km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near San Diego, California in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near San Diego, California?

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit near San Diego on the night of June 28, 1992 at 04:57 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 178km north-northeast of San Diego at a depth of -0km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near San Diego since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near San Diego, California?

In the past 10 years, 172 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from San Diego. This averages to 17 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 21 days.