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Largest earthquakes in or near Los Osos, California, USA, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Jul 18, 2022 22:13 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 11 quakes above magnitude 6
  • 50 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 450 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Los Osos has had 11 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 50 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 450 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.0 | 15 mi NE of Soledad, Monterey County, California, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 6.9 | 21 mi SW of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (511 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Sep 1, 2022 6:36 am (GMT -7) (Sep 1, 2022 13:36 GMT)
4.0

1.6 km
219 km (136 mi)5km ENE of Pinnacles, CA 7 reportsMore
Mar 13, 2022 1:51 pm (GMT -7) (Mar 13, 2022 20:51 GMT)
4.1

6.2 km
224 km (139 mi)7km NW of Pinnacles, CA 4 reportsMore
Feb 26, 2022 5:44 pm (GMT -8) (Feb 27, 2022 01:44 GMT)
4.0

20 km
215 km (134 mi)9km NW of Santa Paula, CA 159 reportsMore
Oct 25, 2021 4:42 pm (GMT -7) (Oct 25, 2021 23:42 GMT)
4.7

7.8 km
276 km (171 mi)18km NW of San Simeon, CA 116 reportsMore
Aug 31, 2021 9:09 am (GMT -7) (Aug 31, 2021 16:09 GMT)
4.1

8.5 km
252 km (157 mi)6km NW of Pinnacles, CA 23 reportsMore
Jan 2, 2021 6:42 am (GMT -8) (Jan 2, 2021 14:42 GMT)
4.3

6.4 km
224 km (139 mi)10km NW of Pinnacles, CA, USA 364 reportsMore
2020-03-03 07:01:01 -08:00 (Mar 3, 2020 15:01 GMT)
4.0

10.9 km
189 km (117 mi)50 mi west of Fresno, California More
2020-01-02 02:12:59 -08:00 (Jan 2, 2020 10:12 GMT)
4.0

0.1 km
256 km (159 mi)57 mi west of Los Angeles, California 160 reportsMore
2019-12-17 10:29:21 -08:00 (Dec 17, 2019 18:29 GMT)
4.3

6.3 km
193 km (120 mi)11km NNW of Cholame, CA (USA) 51 reportsMore
2019-10-15 11:42:30 -08:00 (Oct 15, 2019 19:42 GMT)
4.7

10.1 km
227 km (141 mi)17km SSE of Tres Pinos, CA (USA) 328 reportsMore
Nov 27, 2018 13:07 GMT
4.1

10 km
171 km (106 mi) CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 6 reportsMore
2018-11-02 04:58:54 -08:00 (Nov 2, 2018 12:58 GMT)
4.1

6.5 km
228 km (142 mi)- 12km S of Tres Pinos, CA 42 reportsMore
2017-11-13 11:31:29 -08:00 (Nov 13, 2017 19:31 GMT)
4.6

6.3 km
226 km (140 mi)- 22km NE of Gonzales, California 64 reportsMore
Oct 26, 2017 20:38 GMT
4.3

9 km
297 km (185 mi) OFFSHORE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 32 reportsMore
May 17, 2017 04:42 GMT
4.0

3 km
264 km (164 mi) SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIF. 42 reportsMore
Dec 14, 2016 11:58 GMT
4.0

5 km
241 km (150 mi) CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 29 reportsMore
Jul 19, 2016 21:39 GMT
4.1

2 km
229 km (142 mi) CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 12 reportsMore
Mar 12, 2016 08:42 GMT
4.1

20 km
201 km (125 mi) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 56 reportsMore
Feb 24, 2016 00:02 GMT
4.9

22 km
131 km (81 mi) CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 150 reportsMore
Saturday, May 30, 2015 04:33:55 (May 30, 2015 11:33 GMT)
4.8

87 km
270 km (168 mi)21km NNW of San Simeon, California More
Friday, March 27, 2015 06:30:14 (Mar 27, 2015 13:30 GMT)
4.1

10.9 km
183 km (114 mi)9km N of Coalinga, California 1 reportMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.1 x 1015 joules (1407 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 106 tons of TNT or 75.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Simmler (SMM/CI network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Simmler: 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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Los Osos Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Los Osos?

The last earthquake in Los Osos occurred 3 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 15 mi northeast of Soledad, Monterey County, California, USA, on Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 6:36 am (GMT -7).

How many quakes were there in Los Osos since 1900?

Since 1900, Los Osos, California, USA had 511 quakes up to magnitude 6.9.

What was the strongest quake in Los Osos since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Los Osos since 1900 occurred 95 years ago: Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - 21 mi southwest of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA, on Friday, November 4, 1927 at 13:51 GMT.

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