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

Updated: Sep 20, 2022 17:38 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 22 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 87 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 438 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Humboldt has had 2 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 22 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, 87 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 438 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.0 | 3.4 mi E of Covelo, Mendocino County, California, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.2 | 32 mi S of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (549 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Sep 20, 2022 7:03 am (GMT -7) (Sep 20, 2022 14:03 GMT)
4.0

9.1 km
99 km (62 mi)5km E of Covelo, CA 2 reportsMore
Apr 4, 2022 8:16 am (GMT -7) (Apr 4, 2022 15:16 GMT)
4.1

21 km
198 km (123 mi)9km W of Rio Dell, CA 28 reportsMore
Jan 5, 2022 6:42 pm (GMT -8) (Jan 6, 2022 02:42 GMT)
4.6

13 km
232 km (144 mi)50km W of Petrolia, CA 8 reportsMore
Dec 21, 2021 9:24 am (GMT -8) (Dec 21, 2021 17:24 GMT)
4.0

21 km
218 km (135 mi)30km W of Petrolia, CA More
Dec 20, 2021 1:19 pm (GMT -8) (Dec 20, 2021 21:19 GMT)
4.5

24 km
206 km (128 mi)13km S of Ferndale, CA 1 reportMore
Dec 20, 2021 12:13 pm (GMT -8) (Dec 20, 2021 20:13 GMT)
4.8

20 km
230 km (143 mi)52km W of Petrolia, CA More
Dec 20, 2021 12:10 pm (GMT -8) (Dec 20, 2021 20:10 GMT)
6.2

15 km
225 km (140 mi)38km W of Petrolia, CA 525 reportsMore
Dec 20, 2021 6:25 am (GMT -8) (Dec 20, 2021 14:25 GMT)
4.0

20 km
211 km (131 mi)22km W of Petrolia, CA 7 reportsMore
Nov 3, 2021 5:24 pm (GMT -7) (Nov 4, 2021 00:24 GMT)
4.1

7.4 km
118 km (73 mi)19km NW of Covelo, CA 3 reportsMore
Nov 2, 2021 5:24 pm (GMT -7) (Nov 3, 2021 00:24 GMT)
4.4

30 km
200 km (124 mi)7km NE of Petrolia, CA 8 reportsMore
Sep 9, 2021 2:57 pm (GMT -7) (Sep 9, 2021 21:57 GMT)
4.5

33 km
201 km (125 mi)4km W of Petrolia, CA 3 reportsMore
Aug 31, 2021 1:01 am (GMT -7) (Aug 31, 2021 08:01 GMT)
4.0

32 km
202 km (126 mi)5km W of Petrolia, CA 4 reportsMore
21 Jul 3:05 am (GMT -7) (Jul 21, 2021 10:05 GMT)
4.4

35 km
202 km (126 mi)5km W of Petrolia, CA 5 reportsMore
17 Jul 11:46 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 18, 2021 06:46 GMT)
5.1

31 km
211 km (131 mi)12km W of Petrolia, CA 148 reportsMore
Apr 20, 2021 2:48 am (GMT -7) (Apr 20, 2021 09:48 GMT)
4.0

34 km
153 km (95 mi)20km ENE of Redway, CA, USA 8 reportsMore
Apr 2, 2021 1:21 am (GMT -7) (Apr 2, 2021 08:21 GMT)
4.4

19 km
216 km (134 mi)27km W of Petrolia, CA, USA 6 reportsMore
Mar 30, 2021 7:51 am (GMT -8) (Mar 30, 2021 15:51 GMT)
4.7

9.7 km
192 km (119 mi)76km W of Petrolia, CA, USA More
Mar 27, 2021 4:19 pm (GMT -8) (Mar 28, 2021 00:19 GMT)
4.2

9.7 km
174 km (108 mi)88km W of Petrolia, CA, USA 3 reportsMore
Jan 16, 2021 10:25 pm (GMT -8) (Jan 17, 2021 06:25 GMT)
4.4

15 km
206 km (128 mi)80km W of Petrolia, CA, USA 3 reportsMore
Jan 12, 2021 5:22 am (GMT -8) (Jan 12, 2021 13:22 GMT)
4.3

3.5 km
181 km (112 mi)77km W of Petrolia, CA, USA More
Nov 2, 2020 11:25 am (GMT -8) (Nov 2, 2020 19:25 GMT)
4.2

8 km
230 km (143 mi)56 miles SW of Fortuna, California 2 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.2 x 1016 joules (3434 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3 x 106 tons of TNT or 184.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Crater Lake Bunk House (CLBH/CC network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Crater Lake Bunk House: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Humboldt Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Humboldt?

The last earthquake in Humboldt occurred 8 days ago: Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 3.4 mi east of Covelo, Mendocino County, California, USA, on Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 at 7:03 am (GMT -7).

How many quakes were there in Humboldt since 1900?

Since 1900, Humboldt, California, USA had 549 quakes up to magnitude 7.2.

What was the strongest quake in Humboldt since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Humboldt since 1900 occurred 30 years ago: Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - 32 mi south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, on Saturday, April 25, 1992 at 18:06 GMT.

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