Latest earthquakes near North Carolina, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near North Carolina.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 25, 2024 01:20AM
(New York)
M 2.4 170 mi WNW
from Charlotte
May 22, 2024 05:47AM
(New York)
M 2.7 184 mi NW
from Charlotte
May 6, 2024 02:41AM
(New York)
M 2.2 6 mi WSW
from Charlotte
Apr 19, 2024 03:37AM
(New York)
M 2.1 158 mi W
from Charlotte
Apr 16, 2024 05:50AM
(New York)
M 2.0 158 mi W
from Charlotte
Apr 8, 2024 10:46PM
(New York)
M 2.3 148 mi NNE
from Raleigh
Apr 6, 2024 08:03PM
(New York)
M 2.0 158 mi W
from Charlotte
Apr 4, 2024 03:01AM
(New York)
M 2.1 158 mi W
from Charlotte
Mar 30, 2024 07:48PM
(New York)
M 2.3 49 mi NW
from Winston-Salem
Mar 27, 2024 01:46AM
(New York)
M 2.2 75 mi S
from Charlotte
Mar 24, 2024 03:22AM
(New York)
M 2.2 74 mi S
from Charlotte
Mar 15, 2024 07:19AM
(New York)
M 2.0 158 mi W
from Charlotte
Mar 10, 2024 07:08AM
(New York)
M 2.0 183 mi W
from Charlotte
Mar 9, 2024 09:27AM
(New York)
M 2.7 74 mi S
from Charlotte
Feb 10, 2024 05:24AM
(New York)
M 2.3 159 mi NNW
from Greensboro
Jan 8, 2024 01:27PM
(New York)
M 2.1 73 mi S
from Charlotte
Dec 30, 2023 05:27AM
(New York)
M 2.1 75 mi S
from Charlotte
Dec 22, 2023 03:16AM
(New York)
M 2.2 73 mi S
from Charlotte
Nov 30, 2023 06:24PM
(New York)
M 2.4 67 mi SSW
from Charlotte
Nov 29, 2023 05:18PM
(New York)
M 2.0 66 mi SSW
from Charlotte
Nov 26, 2023 04:16PM
(New York)
M 2.1 68 mi SSW
from Charlotte
Nov 26, 2023 02:21AM
(New York)
M 2.2 66 mi SSW
from Charlotte
Nov 4, 2023 08:27AM
(New York)
M 2.5 152 mi W
from Charlotte
Oct 25, 2023 06:01AM
(New York)
M 2.4 175 mi WNW
from Charlotte
Oct 23, 2023 05:04PM
(New York)
M 2.2 158 mi N
from Raleigh

Map of Latest Earthquakes near North Carolina

North Carolina 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 1 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of North Carolina, The United States in the past 10 years.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of North Carolina in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near North Carolina 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 North Carolina (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 0 0.0%
Mag. 5 1 100.0%
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 North Carolina

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 North Carolina occurred on Aug 9, 2020 08:07 local time (America/New_York timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.1 and struck 87 miles (140 km) north of Charlotte, at a depth of 2 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near North Carolina in the list below.

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

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List of strongest earthquakes near North Carolina.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 9, 2020 08:07AM
(New York)
M 5.1 87 mi N
from Charlotte

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near North Carolina

Earthquakes by city in North Carolina

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

Use this regional North Carolina earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Greenville, Asheville, Concord, Gastonia, Jacksonville, Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Huntersville, Burlington, Wilson, Kannapolis, Apex, Hickory, Wake Forest, Indian Trail, Mooresville, Goldsboro, Monroe, Salisbury, Holly Springs and Matthews.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in North Carolina, The United States?

A 2.4 magnitude earthquake hit near North Carolina on the night of May 25, 2024 at 01:20 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 273km west-northwest of Charlotte at a depth of 13km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near North Carolina, The United States in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near North Carolina, The United States?

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near North Carolina on the morning of August 9, 2020 at 08:07 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 140km north of Charlotte at a depth of 4km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near North Carolina since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near North Carolina, The United States?

In the past 10 years, 1 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from North Carolina. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 3650 days.