Latest earthquakes near San Francisco, California today

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List of latest earthquakes near San Francisco.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 13, 2024 06:35AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 180 mi N
from San Francisco
Apr 13, 2024 02:18AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 76 mi NNW
from San Francisco
Apr 12, 2024 04:46PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 25 mi NNE
from San Francisco
Apr 12, 2024 03:17PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.4 75 mi N
from San Francisco
Apr 12, 2024 11:21AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.9 165 mi N
from San Francisco
Apr 12, 2024 09:42AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 75 mi NNW
from San Francisco
Apr 11, 2024 11:23PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 70 mi SE
from San Francisco
Apr 11, 2024 10:47PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 104 mi SE
from San Francisco
Apr 11, 2024 11:35AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 122 mi SE
from San Francisco
Apr 11, 2024 02:13AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 11 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Apr 11, 2024 12:57AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.4 89 mi NE
from San Francisco
Apr 10, 2024 12:55PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 10 mi W
from San Francisco
Apr 10, 2024 11:52AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 75 mi SE
from San Francisco
Apr 10, 2024 01:30AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 77 mi NNW
from San Francisco
Apr 10, 2024 01:09AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 55 mi SE
from San Francisco
Apr 9, 2024 11:58AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 160 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Apr 8, 2024 08:45AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 71 mi NNW
from San Francisco
Apr 8, 2024 06:27AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 70 mi NNW
from San Francisco
Apr 7, 2024 07:38PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.4 170 mi NNE
from San Francisco
Apr 7, 2024 06:26PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 168 mi NNE
from San Francisco
Apr 7, 2024 06:38AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 169 mi NNE
from San Francisco
Apr 6, 2024 05:28PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.5 73 mi SE
from San Francisco
Apr 6, 2024 02:07PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 168 mi NNE
from San Francisco
Apr 6, 2024 11:12AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.2 12 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Apr 6, 2024 04:55AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 35 mi ESE
from San Francisco

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Recent San Francisco Earthquake News

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

San Francisco Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
9 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.3
Apr 13, 2024 06:35

Average

A total of 94 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of San Francisco, California in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 9 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near San Francisco in 2021. A total of 23 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of San Francisco that year. The strongest had a 6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of San Francisco in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near San Francisco 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 Francisco (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 86 91.49%
Mag. 5 6 6.38%
Mag. 6 2 2.13%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near San Francisco

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6
On Aug 24, 2014 03:20.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.9
On Apr 18, 1906 05:12.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near San Francisco occurred on Aug 24, 2014 03:20 local time (America/Los_Angeles timezone). It had a magnitude of 6 and struck 31 miles (50 km) north of San Francisco, at a depth of 7 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near San Francisco 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 of San Francisco. It is the strongest earthquake near San Francisco 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 Francisco, 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 Francisco.

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List of strongest earthquakes near San Francisco.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Aug 24, 2014 03:20AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 31 mi N
from San Francisco
Jul 8, 2021 03:49PM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 167 mi ENE
from San Francisco
May 11, 2023 04:19PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.5 182 mi NNE
from San Francisco
May 12, 2023 03:18AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.2 181 mi NNE
from San Francisco
Oct 25, 2022 11:42AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.1 52 mi SE
from San Francisco
Aug 9, 2016 07:57PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.1 109 mi N
from San Francisco
Jul 8, 2021 03:50PM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.0 167 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Dec 14, 2016 08:41AM
(Los Angeles)
M 5.0 76 mi NNW
from San Francisco
Oct 25, 2021 04:42PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.7 151 mi SSE
from San Francisco
Oct 15, 2019 12:42PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.7 100 mi SE
from San Francisco

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Nearest earthquakes from San Francisco

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to San Francisco, 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 Francisco.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Aug 17, 2015 06:49AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.0 11 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Jan 4, 2018 02:39AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.4 11 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Oct 14, 2019 10:33PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.5 23 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Jul 21, 2015 02:41AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.0 28 mi ESE
from San Francisco
Aug 24, 2014 03:20AM
(Los Angeles)
M 6.0 31 mi N
from San Francisco
Jun 2, 2022 05:07AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.1 30 mi NE
from San Francisco
Jul 16, 2019 01:11PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.3 36 mi E
from San Francisco
May 21, 2015 07:53PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.1 47 mi N
from San Francisco
Oct 18, 2023 09:29AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.2 49 mi ENE
from San Francisco
Sep 13, 2022 06:39PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.4 51 mi NNW
from San Francisco

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from San Francisco

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in San Francisco, California?

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near San Francisco on the morning of April 13, 2024 at 06:35 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 289km north of San Francisco at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near San Francisco, California in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near San Francisco, California?

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near San Francisco 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 San Francisco since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near San Francisco, California?

In the past 10 years, 94 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from San Francisco. This averages to 9 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 39 days.