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Largest earthquakes in or near Washington, D.C., USA, on record since 1900

Updated 17 Apr 2021 01:01 GMT -
Since 1900, Washington, D.C. has had 2 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 12 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There have been also 8 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
Biggest quake: 3.6 quake Frederick County, 9.6 mi northwest of Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 16 July 2010 09:04 GMT
Most recent quake: 1.3 quake 4km NE of Belmont, Virginia, 2018-08-16 22:24:00 -05:00
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Showing quakessince 1900, magnitude 1.3 or higher (22 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
16 Jul 2010 09:04:47 GMT
3.6

7 km
(0 km)Frederick County, 9.6 mi northwest of Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA MoreMap
17 Jan 2016 19:12:48 GMT
3.0

5 km
(2344 km)Loudoun County, Virginia, 6 mi southwest of Berlin, Frederick County, Maryland, USA 2 reportsMoreMap
15 Mar 1993 04:29:53 GMT
2.7

5 km
(0 km)3.1 mi west of Columbia, Howard County, Maryland, USA MoreMap
13 Jan 1990 20:47:55 GMT
2.6

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
29 Sep 1997 17:45:09 GMT
2.5

5 km
(0 km)Virginia (USA) MoreMap
10 Mar 1993 14:32:21 GMT
2.5

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
23 Mar 1974 09:46:33 GMT
2.5

2 km
(0 km)Virginia (USA) MoreMap
22 Dec 1996 05:56:17 GMT
2.3

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
2015-08-08 22:07:04 -04:00 (9 Aug 2015 02:07:04 GMT)
2.2

5 km
(2440 km)2km W of Crownsville, Maryland MoreMap
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 05:51 (America/New_York) (15 Sep 2012 09:51:17 GMT)
2.2

6 km
(2391 km)5km NNE of Linganore, Maryland MoreMap
16 Jul 2010 09:16:07 GMT
2.0

5.6 km
(0 km)Potomac-Shenandoah Region (USA) MoreMap
6 May 2008 17:30:23 GMT
2.0

6 km
(0 km)Virginia (USA) MoreMap
23 Feb 2005 14:22:44 GMT
2.0

9.1 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
12 Mar 1993 00:54:21 GMT
2.0

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
15 Sep 2012 09:51:16 GMT
1.9

6 km
(0 km)Potomac-Shenandoah Region (USA) MoreMap
9 Jul 1993 06:31:01 GMT
1.9

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
16 Mar 1993 07:59:24 GMT
1.8

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
2018-08-16 22:23:59 -05:00 (17 Aug 2018 03:23:59 GMT)
1.7

5 km
(2366 km)4km NE of Belmont, Virginia 1 reportMoreMap
2017-10-29 19:34:30 -05:00 (30 Oct 2017 00:34:30 GMT)
1.5

2 km
(2402 km)12km SW of Sykesville, Maryland MoreMap
8 Oct 2007 12:28:02 GMT
1.5

8.1 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
4 Apr 1993 17:31:29 GMT
1.5

5 km
(0 km)Chesapeake Bay Region (USA) MoreMap
2018-08-16 22:24:00 -05:00 (17 Aug 2018 03:24:00 GMT)
1.3

5 km
(2366 km)4km NE of Belmont, Virginia MoreMap
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.1 x 1010 joules (5.83 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.01 tons of TNT) More info

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