Latest earthquakes near Idaho, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near Idaho.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 24, 2024 12:23PM
(Boise)
M 2.4 81 mi NE
from Boise
May 23, 2024 03:30PM
(Boise)
M 2.1 81 mi NE
from Boise
May 22, 2024 11:20PM
(Boise)
M 2.0 81 mi NE
from Boise
May 22, 2024 08:04PM
(Boise)
M 2.2 81 mi NE
from Boise
May 22, 2024 09:12AM
(Boise)
M 3.0 52 mi N
from Boise
May 22, 2024 09:12AM
(Boise)
M 3.0 52 mi N
from Boise
May 21, 2024 10:49AM
(Boise)
M 2.2 132 mi S
from Idaho Falls
May 20, 2024 05:40AM
(Boise)
M 2.0 83 mi NE
from Boise
May 20, 2024 01:28AM
(Boise)
M 2.5 73 mi NE
from Boise
May 19, 2024 03:32PM
(Boise)
M 2.2 73 mi NE
from Boise
May 19, 2024 03:27PM
(Boise)
M 2.1 132 mi S
from Idaho Falls
May 19, 2024 09:38AM
(Boise)
M 2.4 72 mi NE
from Boise
May 19, 2024 08:41AM
(Boise)
M 2.3 72 mi NE
from Boise
May 19, 2024 06:41AM
(Boise)
M 2.4 73 mi NE
from Boise
May 19, 2024 03:21AM
(Boise)
M 2.6 104 mi N
from Boise
May 18, 2024 12:29PM
(Boise)
M 2.1 71 mi NE
from Boise
May 17, 2024 07:55PM
(Boise)
M 2.4 71 mi NE
from Boise
May 17, 2024 03:14PM
(Boise)
M 2.3 72 mi NE
from Boise
May 17, 2024 05:25AM
(Boise)
M 2.6 183 mi NNE
from Idaho Falls
May 16, 2024 11:18PM
(Boise)
M 2.1 81 mi NE
from Boise
May 16, 2024 02:45PM
(Boise)
M 2.4 52 mi N
from Boise
May 13, 2024 02:42AM
(Boise)
M 2.6 72 mi NE
from Boise
May 10, 2024 10:11AM
(Boise)
M 2.4 82 mi NNW
from Idaho Falls
May 10, 2024 08:49AM
(Boise)
M 2.4 131 mi S
from Idaho Falls
May 9, 2024 10:51PM
(Boise)
M 2.5 86 mi NE
from Boise

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Idaho

Recent Idaho Earthquake News

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

Idaho Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
8 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.4
May 24, 2024 12:23

Average

A total of 84 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Idaho, The United States in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 8 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Idaho in 2017. A total of 34 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of Idaho that year. The strongest had a 5.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Idaho in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Idaho 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 Idaho (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 79 94.05%
Mag. 5 4 4.76%
Mag. 6 1 1.19%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Idaho

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.5
On Mar 31, 2020 17:52.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.2
On Aug 17, 1959 23:37.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Idaho occurred on Mar 31, 2020 17:52 local time (America/Boise timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck 80 miles (128 km) north-east of Boise, at a depth of 7 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Idaho in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.2 earthquake struck on Aug 17, 1959 23:37, 98 miles (158 km) north-east of Idaho Falls. It is the strongest earthquake near Idaho 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 Idaho, 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 Idaho.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Idaho.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 31, 2020 05:52PM
(Boise)
M 6.5 80 mi NE
from Boise
Mar 18, 2020 07:09AM
(Boise)
M 5.7 175 mi SE
from Twin Falls
Sep 2, 2017 05:56PM
(Boise)
M 5.3 64 mi SSE
from Idaho Falls
Sep 10, 2017 03:47AM
(Boise)
M 5.0 70 mi SSE
from Idaho Falls
Jan 3, 2015 10:44AM
(Boise)
M 5.0 121 mi ENE
from Boise
Feb 26, 2024 10:25AM
(Boise)
M 4.9 54 mi N
from Boise
Mar 31, 2020 06:27PM
(Boise)
M 4.8 71 mi NE
from Boise
Aug 27, 2016 02:47PM
(Boise)
M 4.8 86 mi E
from Idaho Falls
Sep 3, 2017 10:49AM
(Boise)
M 4.7 66 mi SSE
from Idaho Falls
Sep 3, 2017 11:41AM
(Boise)
M 4.7 64 mi SSE
from Idaho Falls

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Idaho

Earthquakes by city in Idaho

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

Use this regional Idaho earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Meridian, Nampa, Pocatello, Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Lewiston Orchards, Post Falls, Rexburg, Moscow, Eagle and Kuna.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Idaho on the afternoon of May 24, 2024 at 12:23 local time (America/Boise). The center of this earthquake was located 130km north-east of Boise at a depth of 6km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Idaho, The United States in the past hours.

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

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Idaho on the evening of August 17, 1959 at 23:37 local time (America/Boise). The center of this earthquake was located 158km north-east of Idaho Falls at a depth of 10km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Idaho since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 84 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Idaho. This averages to 8 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 43 days.