Latest earthquakes near Montana, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near Montana.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 03:03AM
(Denver)
M 2.6 69 mi E
from Missoula
Apr 10, 2024 06:39PM
(Denver)
M 2.1 65 mi SW
from Bozeman
Apr 9, 2024 08:59PM
(Denver)
M 3.5 106 mi NNW
from Great Falls
Apr 7, 2024 10:42PM
(Denver)
M 2.2 94 mi WNW
from Missoula
Apr 5, 2024 06:36PM
(Denver)
M 2.3 94 mi WNW
from Missoula
Apr 5, 2024 05:15AM
(Denver)
M 2.9 59 mi S
from Bozeman
Apr 2, 2024 07:07PM
(Denver)
M 2.1 180 mi SSW
from Missoula
Apr 2, 2024 04:01PM
(Denver)
M 2.2 176 mi SSW
from Missoula
Apr 2, 2024 09:53AM
(Denver)
M 3.1 70 mi E
from Missoula
Apr 1, 2024 09:48PM
(Denver)
M 2.5 178 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 31, 2024 03:22AM
(Denver)
M 2.4 98 mi SW
from Bozeman
Mar 30, 2024 12:52AM
(Denver)
M 2.7 65 mi ENE
from Missoula
Mar 29, 2024 02:48PM
(Denver)
M 2.0 176 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 28, 2024 08:14PM
(Denver)
M 2.3 94 mi WNW
from Missoula
Mar 25, 2024 09:47PM
(Denver)
M 2.5 182 mi SSW
from Billings
Mar 24, 2024 02:39AM
(Denver)
M 2.2 173 mi S
from Bozeman
Mar 23, 2024 03:31AM
(Denver)
M 2.4 171 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 21, 2024 10:59AM
(Denver)
M 2.5 172 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 20, 2024 01:03PM
(Denver)
M 2.1 73 mi WNW
from Bozeman
Mar 19, 2024 05:40PM
(Denver)
M 3.3 183 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 19, 2024 05:38PM
(Denver)
M 2.3 186 mi W
from Missoula
Mar 19, 2024 10:11AM
(Denver)
M 2.7 171 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 18, 2024 09:36AM
(Denver)
M 2.1 63 mi E
from Missoula
Mar 18, 2024 12:10AM
(Denver)
M 2.4 179 mi SSW
from Missoula
Mar 16, 2024 09:37PM
(Denver)
M 2.3 180 mi SSW
from Missoula

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Montana

Montana Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
4 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.6
Apr 13, 2024 03:03

Average

A total of 40 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Montana, The United States in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 4 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Montana in 2020. A total of 16 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 186 mi of Montana that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Montana in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Montana 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 Montana (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 36 90.0%
Mag. 5 3 7.5%
Mag. 6 1 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 Montana

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 Montana occurred on Mar 31, 2020 17:52 local time (America/Denver timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.5 and struck 175 miles (282 km) south-southwest of Missoula, at a depth of 7 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Montana in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.2 earthquake struck on Aug 17, 1959 23:37, 73 miles (117 km) south-southwest of Bozeman. It is the strongest earthquake near Montana 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 Montana, 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 Montana.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Montana.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 31, 2020 05:52PM
(Denver)
M 6.5 175 mi SSW
from Missoula
Jul 6, 2017 12:30AM
(Denver)
M 5.8 67 mi E
from Missoula
Jul 6, 2017 12:35AM
(Denver)
M 5.0 63 mi E
from Missoula
Jan 3, 2015 10:44AM
(Denver)
M 5.0 163 mi S
from Missoula
Mar 31, 2020 06:27PM
(Denver)
M 4.8 185 mi SSW
from Missoula
Apr 12, 2014 06:04PM
(Denver)
M 4.8 157 mi S
from Missoula
Aug 27, 2016 02:47PM
(Denver)
M 4.8 173 mi SSE
from Bozeman
Jun 24, 2020 11:21PM
(Denver)
M 4.6 180 mi SSW
from Missoula
Apr 9, 2019 12:08PM
(Denver)
M 4.6 99 mi SW
from Bozeman
Sep 8, 2020 02:24PM
(Denver)
M 4.4 171 mi SSW
from Missoula

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Montana

Earthquakes by city in Montana

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

Use this regional Montana earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Butte, Helena and Kalispell.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Montana on the night of April 13, 2024 at 03:03 local time (America/Denver). The center of this earthquake was located 111km east of Missoula at a depth of 12km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Montana, The United States in the past hours.

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

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Montana on the evening of August 17, 1959 at 23:37 local time (America/Denver). The center of this earthquake was located 117km south of Bozeman at a depth of 10km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Montana since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 40 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Montana. This averages to 4 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 91 days.