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Latest quakes in or near Mexico in the past 24 hours on Thursday, February 29, 2024 - list, stats and map

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Mag. 1.5 earthquake 4.6 mi north of Santee, California, USA - 1 hour and 13 minutes ago
Strongest todayMag. 4.3 North Pacific Ocean, Oaxaca, Mexico - 6 hours ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 20:44 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Mexico in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Mexico, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 24 hours, Mexico has had 30 quakes of magnitudes up to 4.3:

  • 7 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 19 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 1 quake between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 3 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Strongest today: Mag. 4.3 Earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 45 km SE of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico -
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 0.5 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (69 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 29, 11:31 am (Los Angeles)
Feb 29, 19:31 GMT

1.5

5.4 km
39 km (24 mi) to the NW 4.6 mi north of Santee, San Diego County, California, USA More
Feb 29, 11:26 am (Los Angeles)
Feb 29, 19:26 GMT

1.3

3.8 km
24 km (15 mi) to the NW 19 mi east of El Cajon, San Diego County, California, USA More
Feb 29, 01:19 pm (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 19:19 GMT

4.2

64 km
45 km (28 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 67 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 12:30 pm (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 18:30 GMT

2.5

20 km
251 km (156 mi) to the SE 81 Km Al Sur De Las Brisas, Guatemala More
Feb 29, 10:24 am (Los Angeles)
Feb 29, 18:24 GMT

0.6

4.6 km
115 km (71 mi) to the NW 12 mi southeast of Hemet, Riverside County, California, USA More
Feb 29, 11:21 am (Mexico City)
Feb 29, 17:21 GMT

4.1

122 km
8.9 km northeast of Matias Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca, Mexico
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 04:47 pm (universal)
Feb 29, 16:47 GMT

1.0

6.7 km
70 km (43 mi) to the NW Imperial County, 31 mi south of Coachella, Riverside County, California, USA More
Feb 29, 09:37 am (GMT -6)
Feb 29, 15:37 GMT

2.9

22 km
284 km (176 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 45 km south of Acajutla, El Salvador More
Feb 29, 09:32 am (Chicago)
Feb 29, 15:32 GMT

1.7

4.6 km
131 km (81 mi) to the N Culberson County, Texas, 60 mi south of Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA More
Feb 29, 09:05 am (Mexico City)
Feb 29, 15:05 GMT

4.3

8.4 km
23 km (14 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 45 km southeast of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
I FELT IT - 3 reports
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Feb 29, 06:11 am (Los Angeles)
Feb 29, 14:11 GMT

1.1

3.2 km
157 km (98 mi) to the NW Riverside County, 8.7 mi southeast of Yucca Valley, San Bernardino County, California, USA More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 9.2 x 1011 joules (256 megawatt hours, equivalent to 221 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: ZACATECAS (ZAIG/MX network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station ZACATECAS: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 110,000 quakes on average per year in Mexico:
  • Mag. 8 or higher: 0.03 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 33.3 years)
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.53 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.9 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 3.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 33.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 1,700 quakes per year (or 4.5 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 9,400 quakes per year (or 25.6 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 9,800 quakes per year (or 26.9 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 11,000 quakes per year (or 29.9 quakes per day)
Mexico has a high level of seismic activity. Mexico has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 8 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 30 to 35 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Mexico by magnitude

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30 days
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365 days
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10 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (30 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (23.33%)
3+
19 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (63.33%)
2+
1 quake
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (3.33%)
below M2
3 quakes
(10%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (244 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
39 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (15.98%)
3+
161 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (65.98%)
2+
20 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (8.2%)
below M2
24 quakes
(9.84%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,358 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.15%)
4+
236 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (17.38%)
3+
695 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (51.18%)
2+
113 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (8.32%)
below M2
312 quakes
(22.97%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (3,608 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.14%)
4+
505 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (14%)
3+
2,233 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (61.89%)
2+
237 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (6.57%)
below M2
628 quakes
(17.41%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (13,807 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.02%)
5+
24 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.17%)
4+
1,877 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (13.59%)
3+
9,472 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (68.6%)
2+
738 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (5.35%)
below M2
1,693 quakes
(12.26%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (42,801 in total as 100%)
7+
2 quakes
Mag 7 or higher
6+
8 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.02%)
5+
85 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.2%)
4+
5,485 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (12.82%)
3+
30,568 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (71.42%)
2+
1,958 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (4.57%)
below M2
4,695 quakes
(10.97%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (112,237 in total as 100%)
8+
1 quake
Mag 8 or higher
7+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 7 - 8 (0.01%)
6+
29 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.03%)
5+
302 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.27%)
4+
16,431 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (14.64%)
3+
77,997 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (69.49%)
2+
4,860 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (4.33%)
below M2
12,611 quakes
(11.24%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours30 quakes31197---
Past 7 days244 quakes222016139---
Past 30 days1,358 quakes2981136952362--
Past 90 days3,608 quakes5532372,2335055--
Past 365 days13,807 quakes1,4237389,4721,877243-
Past 3 years42,801 quakes3,9661,95830,5685,4858582
Past 10 years112,237 quakes10,8614,86077,99716,431302296
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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2023
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Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and seismic energy over time

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7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: Past 90 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 30 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 7 days
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 24 hours
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2023
Magnitude and seismic energy over time: 2024 so far

Magnitude and energy distribution

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Magnitude and energy distribution: Past 90 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 30 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 7 days
Magnitude and energy distribution: 24 hours
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2023
Magnitude and energy distribution: 2024 so far

Mexico Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in Mexico?

Mexico has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 110,000 quakes on average per year in Mexico. Mexico has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 8 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 30 to 35 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Mexico?

The last earthquake in Mexico occurred 1 hour and 13 minutes ago:

A light magnitude 1.5 earthquake hit 7.5 km (4.6 mi) away from Santee, California,  United States, in the morning of Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11.31 am local time (America/Los Angeles GMT -8). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5.4 km (3.4 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

How many quakes were there in Mexico in the past 24 hours?

In the past 24 hours, Mexico was shaken by 7 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 19 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 1 quake of magnitude . There were also 3 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Mexico in the past 24 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Mexico in the past 24 hours occurred 6 hours ago:

A moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Oaxaca State,  Mexico, in the morning of Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 9.05 am local time (America/Mexico City GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 8.4 km (5.2 mi) and was reported felt by some people near the epicenter.

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