Largest earthquakes in or near Salem (Oregon), USA, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated Aug 8, 2022 23:22 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 19 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 328 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Salem (Oregon) has had 19 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above and 328 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.2 | 18 mi N of Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.7 | Skamania County, 45 mi NE of Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (347 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Dec 20, 2021 12:11 pm (GMT -8) (Dec 20, 2021 20:11 GMT)
4.2

5.4 km
89 km (55 mi)18 mi north of Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA 6 reportsMoreMap
Jun 5, 2021 8:51 pm (GMT -7) (Jun 6, 2021 03:51 GMT)
4.0

4.1 km
4 km (2.5 mi)37 mi east of Eugene, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA 51 reportsMoreMap
Dec 14, 2017 01:24 GMT
4.0

17 km
78 km (48 mi)7.5 mi south of Molalla, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA 100 reportsMoreMap
Jul 4, 2015 15:42 GMT
4.1

7 km
81 km (50 mi)8.7 mi east of Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, USA 62 reportsMoreMap
Feb 14, 2011 18:35 GMT
4.3

4.3 km
Skamania County, 36 mi east of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
Aug 19, 2004 06:06 GMT
4.7

27 km
52 mi west of Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, USA MoreMap
Jul 12, 2004 16:45 GMT
4.9

29 km
30 mi southwest of Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA MoreMap
Jun 29, 2002 14:36 GMT
4.5

4.9 km
Clackamas County, 38 mi east of Eugene, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA MoreMap
Mar 25, 1993 13:34 GMT
5.6

20 km
Clackamas County, 22 mi east of Salem (Oregon), Marion County, Oregon, USA MoreMap
Jun 11, 1989 12:00 GMT
4.1

10 km
43 mi west of Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, USA MoreMap
Mar 1, 1982 17:40 GMT
4.4

10.2 km
36 mi northeast of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 13, 1981 05:00 GMT
4.5

9.4 km
36 mi northeast of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
Feb 14, 1981 06:09 GMT
5.2

6 km
Skamania County, 53 mi north of Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 28, 1980 14:18 GMT
4.0

2.9 km
Skamania County, 38 mi east of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 28, 1980 14:15 GMT
4.1

0.9 km
Skamania County, 37 mi east of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 24, 1980 23:01 GMT
4.1

1.5 km
Skamania County, 37 mi east of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 21, 1980 16:02 GMT
4.3

13 km
Skamania County, 35 mi east of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 19, 1980 00:18 GMT
4.0

0.8 km
Skamania County, 36 mi east of Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA MoreMap
May 18, 1980 23:14 GMT
4.1

2.8 km
Mount St. Helens Area, Washington (USA) MoreMap
May 18, 1980 23:09 GMT
4.1

26 km
Mount St. Helens Area, Washington (USA) MoreMap
May 18, 1980 23:07 GMT
4.3

-0.9 km
Mount St. Helens Area, Washington (USA) MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.8 x 1014 joules (48.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42104 tons of TNT or 2.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Salem (Oregon) Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Salem (Oregon)?

The last earthquake in Salem (Oregon) occurred 34 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 18 mi north of Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA, on Monday, Dec 20, 2021 at 12:11 pm (GMT -8).

How many quakes were there in Salem (Oregon) since 1900?

Since 1900, Salem (Oregon), USA had 347 quakes up to magnitude 5.7.

What was the strongest quake in Salem (Oregon) since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Salem (Oregon) since 1900 occurred 42 years ago: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - Skamania County, 45 mi northeast of Vancouver, Clark County, Washington, USA, on Sunday, May 18, 1980 at 15:32 GMT.

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