Latest earthquakes near Washington, D.C., The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near Washington, D.C..
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 24, 2024 03:50AM
(New York)
M 2.9 175 mi NE
from Washington
May 4, 2024 11:55PM
(New York)
M 2.0 174 mi NE
from Washington
May 1, 2024 07:01AM
(New York)
M 2.6 177 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 27, 2024 09:49AM
(New York)
M 2.9 173 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 19, 2024 10:06PM
(New York)
M 2.1 175 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 19, 2024 04:36PM
(New York)
M 2.4 112 mi NNE
from Washington
Apr 10, 2024 10:22AM
(New York)
M 2.6 175 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 8, 2024 10:46PM
(New York)
M 2.3 86 mi SSW
from Washington
Apr 7, 2024 11:35AM
(New York)
M 2.2 173 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 6, 2024 06:46AM
(New York)
M 2.4 174 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 05:59PM
(New York)
M 3.7 173 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 04:13PM
(New York)
M 2.0 172 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 03:58PM
(New York)
M 2.0 168 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 01:32PM
(New York)
M 2.2 171 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 01:18PM
(New York)
M 2.1 174 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 01:14PM
(New York)
M 2.0 174 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 12:49PM
(New York)
M 2.0 173 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 11:49AM
(New York)
M 2.0 175 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 11:20AM
(New York)
M 2.1 174 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 10:29AM
(New York)
M 2.6 173 mi NE
from Washington
Apr 5, 2024 10:23AM
(New York)
M 4.8 173 mi NE
from Washington
Mar 14, 2024 03:00PM
(New York)
M 2.2 172 mi NE
from Washington
Jan 2, 2024 12:51AM
(New York)
M 2.3 14 mi NNW
from Washington
Oct 23, 2023 05:04PM
(New York)
M 2.2 123 mi WSW
from Washington
Oct 22, 2023 04:10AM
(New York)
M 2.4 124 mi WSW
from Washington

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Washington, D.C.

Recent Washington, D.C. Earthquake News

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

Washington, D.C. Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
0 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.9
May 24, 2024 03:50

Average

A total of 2 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Washington, D.C., The United States in the past 10 years.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Washington, D.C. with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Washington, D.C. in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2 100.0%
Mag. 5 0 0.0%
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 Washington, D.C.

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 4.8
On Apr 5, 2024 10:23.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 4.8
On Apr 5, 2024 10:23.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Washington, D.C. occurred on Apr 5, 2024 10:23 local time (America/New_York timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.8 and struck 173 miles (279 km) north-east of Washington, at a depth of 2 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Washington, D.C. in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Washington, D.C., 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 Washington, D.C..

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List of strongest earthquakes near Washington, D.C..
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 5, 2024 10:23AM
(New York)
M 4.8 173 mi NE
from Washington
Nov 30, 2017 04:47PM
(New York)
M 4.1 89 mi ENE
from Washington

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Washington, D.C.

Earthquakes by city in Washington, D.C.

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Washington, D.C., The United States.

Use this regional Washington, D.C. earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Shaw and Adams Morgan.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Washington, D.C..

When was the last earthquake in Washington, D.C., The United States?

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Washington, D.C. on the night of May 24, 2024 at 03:50 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 281km north-east of Washington at a depth of 7km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Washington, D.C., The United States in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Washington, D.C., The United States?

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Washington, D.C. on the morning of April 5, 2024 at 10:23 local time (America/New_York). The center of this earthquake was located 279km north-east of Washington at a depth of 3km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Washington, D.C. since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Washington, D.C., The United States?

In the past 10 years, 2 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Washington, D.C.. This averages to 0 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1825 days.