Latest earthquakes near Kentucky, The United States today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Kentucky, The United States, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Kentucky? If an earthquake is happening right now near Kentucky, it will show up within minutes.

All earthquakes Any magnitude
Major only Magnitude 4+
Custom  
In 1 sec.
Earthquakes appear here a few minutes after occurring.
List of latest earthquakes near Kentucky.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 01:20AM
(New York)
M 2.4 137 mi SSE
from Lexington-Fayette
May 22, 2024 05:47AM
(New York)
M 2.7 96 mi SE
from Lexington-Fayette
May 16, 2024 09:21AM
(New York)
M 2.2 184 mi SSW
from Lexington-Fayette
Apr 19, 2024 03:37AM
(New York)
M 2.1 183 mi SSE
from Lexington-Fayette
Apr 18, 2024 09:05PM
(Kentucky)
M 2.3 181 mi W
from Louisville
Apr 16, 2024 05:50AM
(New York)
M 2.0 185 mi SSE
from Lexington-Fayette
Apr 8, 2024 04:01AM
(New York)
M 2.3 33 mi SW
from Meads
Apr 6, 2024 08:03PM
(New York)
M 2.0 183 mi SSE
from Lexington-Fayette
Apr 4, 2024 03:01AM
(New York)
M 2.1 183 mi SSE
from Lexington-Fayette
Mar 30, 2024 07:48PM
(New York)
M 2.3 162 mi SE
from Meads
Mar 15, 2024 07:19AM
(New York)
M 2.0 183 mi SSE
from Lexington-Fayette
Mar 10, 2024 04:08PM
(New York)
M 2.6 183 mi SSW
from Lexington-Fayette
Mar 10, 2024 03:31PM
(New York)
M 2.3 183 mi SSW
from Lexington-Fayette
Mar 10, 2024 03:16PM
(New York)
M 2.2 183 mi SSW
from Lexington-Fayette
Mar 10, 2024 07:08AM
(New York)
M 2.0 172 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette
Feb 29, 2024 04:45AM
(New York)
M 2.6 178 mi SSW
from Lexington-Fayette
Feb 22, 2024 10:25PM
(New York)
M 2.1 96 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette
Feb 10, 2024 05:24AM
(New York)
M 2.3 117 mi E
from Ironville
Jan 28, 2024 12:13PM
(New York)
M 2.5 51 mi NE
from Lexington-Fayette
Jan 17, 2024 07:07AM
(New York)
M 2.2 135 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette
Jan 7, 2024 07:38PM
(New York)
M 2.4 185 mi S
from Lexington
Dec 17, 2023 11:10PM
(Kentucky)
M 3.1 181 mi W
from Louisville
Dec 9, 2023 12:27AM
(New York)
M 2.9 156 mi NNW
from Ironville
Dec 1, 2023 08:27PM
(New York)
M 2.2 173 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette
Nov 26, 2023 05:01AM
(New York)
M 2.0 173 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Kentucky

Kentucky Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
0 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.4
May 25, 2024 01:20

Average

A total of 3 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Kentucky, The United States in the past 10 years.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kentucky in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Kentucky 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 Kentucky (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2 66.67%
Mag. 5 1 33.33%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Kentucky

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 5.1
On Aug 9, 2020 08:07.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 5.1
On Aug 9, 2020 08:07.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Kentucky occurred on Aug 9, 2020 08:07 local time (America/New_York timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.1 and struck 161 miles (259 km) south-east of Meads, at a depth of 2 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Kentucky in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Kentucky, 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 Kentucky.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
Custom
List of strongest earthquakes near Kentucky.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 9, 2020 08:07AM
(New York)
M 5.1 161 mi SE
from Meads
Dec 12, 2018 04:14AM
(New York)
M 4.4 169 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette
Aug 13, 2021 07:57AM
(New York)
M 4.3 149 mi S
from Lexington-Fayette

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Kentucky

Earthquakes by city in Kentucky

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

Use this regional Kentucky earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Bowling Green, Owensboro, Covington, Richmond, Georgetown, Florence, Hopkinsville, Nicholasville, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Frankfort, Jeffersontown, Independence, Pleasure Ridge Park, Paducah, Valley Station, Radcliff, Ashland, Newburg, Madisonville and Murray.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Kentucky on the night of May 25, 2024 at 01:20 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 220km south-southeast of Lexington-Fayette at a depth of 13km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kentucky, The United States in the past hours.

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

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Kentucky on the morning of August 9, 2020 at 08:07 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 259km south-east of Meads at a depth of 4km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Kentucky since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 3 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kentucky. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1217 days.