Latest earthquakes near Washington, The United States today

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List of latest earthquakes near Washington.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 23, 2024 07:03PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 52 mi NW
from Vancouver
May 23, 2024 10:50AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 53 mi SSE
from Seattle
May 22, 2024 08:12AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla
May 22, 2024 08:12AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.0 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla
May 21, 2024 04:05PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 50 mi S
from Seattle
May 20, 2024 11:51AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 55 mi SSW
from Tacoma
May 19, 2024 02:21AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.6 181 mi SSE
from Spokane
May 16, 2024 10:18PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 185 mi SE
from Walla Walla
May 16, 2024 01:45PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.4 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla
May 15, 2024 08:30AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 57 mi SSW
from Yakima
May 14, 2024 03:02PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 147 mi NE
from Seattle
May 14, 2024 09:36AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 9 mi S
from Walla Walla
May 11, 2024 12:57AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 57 mi NNW
from Everett
May 10, 2024 12:04PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 123 mi SSE
from Vancouver
May 9, 2024 07:16PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 30 mi SW
from Spokane
May 5, 2024 01:44AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 167 mi E
from Spokane
May 4, 2024 02:37PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 46 mi SW
from Vancouver
May 1, 2024 02:22PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 147 mi NE
from Seattle
Apr 29, 2024 08:31PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 16 mi NNW
from Seattle
Apr 29, 2024 04:13PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.3 161 mi SE
from Walla Walla
Apr 25, 2024 06:04AM
(Los Angeles)
M 3.1 159 mi SE
from Walla Walla
Apr 24, 2024 12:34AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla
Apr 23, 2024 08:29AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.2 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla
Apr 23, 2024 03:09AM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.1 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla
Apr 22, 2024 06:39PM
(Los Angeles)
M 2.0 160 mi SE
from Walla Walla

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Washington

Recent Washington Earthquake News

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

Washington Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
1 Yearly
Within 186 mi, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.1
May 23, 2024 19:03

Average

A total of 17 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 186 mi (300 km) of Washington, The United States in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 1 earthquakes per year

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Washington in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Washington 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 (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 17 100.0%
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

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 4.9
On Feb 26, 2024 09:25.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.5
On Jun 23, 1946 09:13.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Washington occurred on Feb 26, 2024 09:25 local time (America/Los_Angeles timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.9 and struck 158 miles (255 km) south-east of Walla Walla, at a depth of 7 mi . Discover more strong earthquakes near Washington in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.5 earthquake struck on Jun 23, 1946 09:13, 178 miles (286 km) south-east of Everett. It is the strongest earthquake near Washington 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 Washington, 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.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Washington.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Feb 26, 2024 09:25AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.9 158 mi SE
from Walla Walla
Jan 7, 2015 06:02PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.8 178 mi WNW
from Everett
Dec 29, 2015 11:39PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.8 81 mi NW
from Seattle
Jul 12, 2019 02:51AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.6 24 mi NE
from Seattle
Jan 24, 2020 01:35PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.5 147 mi WNW
from Seattle
Oct 7, 2022 05:52AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.4 76 mi S
from Vancouver
Oct 8, 2023 07:21PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.3 34 mi NNW
from Seattle
Sep 1, 2015 09:42AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.2 86 mi WNW
from Spokane
Feb 18, 2015 01:04AM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.2 78 mi ESE
from Seattle
Nov 20, 2018 02:39PM
(Los Angeles)
M 4.1 142 mi SE
from Spokane

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Washington

Earthquakes by city in Washington

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

Use this regional Washington earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Federal Way, Spokane Valley, Kirkland, Bellingham, Kennewick, Auburn, Pasco, Marysville, Redmond, Lakewood, Shoreline, Richland, South Hill, Sammamish, Burien, Olympia, Lacey, City of Sammamish, Bothell, Edmonds and Puyallup.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

A 2.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Washington on the evening of May 23, 2024 at 19:03 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 84km northwest of Vancouver at a depth of 5km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Washington, The United States in the past hours.

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

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Washington on the morning of June 23, 1946 at 09:13 local time (America/Los_Angeles). The center of this earthquake was located 286km northwest of Everett at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Washington since the year 1900.

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

In the past 10 years, 17 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Washington. This averages to 2 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 215 days.