Latest earthquakes near Virginia, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near Virginia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 10, 2024 10:22AM
(New York)
M 2.6 178 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 10, 2024 10:22AM
(New York)
M 2.6 178 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 8, 2024 10:46PM
(New York)
M 2.3 11 mi NNW
from Richmond
Apr 7, 2024 11:35AM
(New York)
M 2.2 176 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 6, 2024 06:46AM
(New York)
M 2.5 177 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 05:59PM
(New York)
M 3.7 177 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 04:13PM
(New York)
M 2.0 175 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 03:58PM
(New York)
M 2.0 171 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 01:32PM
(New York)
M 2.2 175 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 01:18PM
(New York)
M 2.1 177 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 01:14PM
(New York)
M 2.0 177 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 12:49PM
(New York)
M 2.0 176 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 11:49AM
(New York)
M 2.0 178 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 11:20AM
(New York)
M 2.0 177 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 10:29AM
(New York)
M 2.6 177 mi NE
from Arlington
Apr 5, 2024 10:23AM
(New York)
M 4.8 176 mi NE
from Arlington
Mar 30, 2024 07:48PM
(New York)
M 2.3 116 mi WSW
from West Lynchburg
Mar 14, 2024 03:00PM
(New York)
M 2.2 175 mi NE
from Arlington
Feb 10, 2024 05:24AM
(New York)
M 2.3 96 mi NW
from West Lynchburg
Jan 2, 2024 12:51AM
(New York)
M 2.3 14 mi NNW
from Arlington
Oct 23, 2023 05:04PM
(New York)
M 2.2 45 mi N
from West Lynchburg
Oct 22, 2023 04:10AM
(New York)
M 2.4 45 mi N
from West Lynchburg
Oct 19, 2023 11:49AM
(New York)
M 2.2 94 mi S
from West Lynchburg
Oct 17, 2023 05:54AM
(New York)
M 2.2 183 mi WSW
from West Lynchburg
Oct 15, 2023 06:19PM
(New York)
M 2.2 45 mi N
from West Lynchburg

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Virginia

Recent Virginia Earthquake News

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

Virginia Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
0 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.6
Apr 10, 2024 10:22

Average

A total of 4 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Virginia, The United States in the past 10 years.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Virginia in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Virginia 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 Virginia (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 3 75.0%
Mag. 5 1 25.0%
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 Virginia

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 Virginia occurred on Aug 9, 2020 08:07 local time (America/New_York timezone). It had a magnitude of 5.1 and struck 124 miles (199 km) west-southwest of West Lynchburg, at a depth of 2 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Virginia in the list below.

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

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List of strongest earthquakes near Virginia.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Aug 9, 2020 08:07AM
(New York)
M 5.1 124 mi WSW
from West Lynchburg
Apr 5, 2024 10:23AM
(New York)
M 4.8 176 mi NE
from Arlington
Jan 15, 2019 06:30PM
(New York)
M 4.6 166 mi E
from Virginia Beach
Nov 30, 2017 04:47PM
(New York)
M 4.1 93 mi ENE
from Arlington

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Virginia

Earthquakes by city in Virginia

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

Use this regional Virginia earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Roanoke, Portsmouth Heights, Portsmouth, Suffolk, South Suffolk, Lynchburg, Centreville, Dale City, Reston, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, McLean, Charlottesville, Tuckahoe, Blacksburg, Ashburn, Danville, Manassas, Lake Ridge, Burke and Annandale.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Virginia on the morning of April 10, 2024 at 10:22 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 287km north-east of Arlington at a depth of 9km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Virginia, The United States in the past hours.

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

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Virginia on the morning of August 9, 2020 at 08:07 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 199km west-southwest of West Lynchburg at a depth of 4km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Virginia since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 4 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Virginia. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 913 days.