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

Updated Aug 12, 2022 09:17 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 6
  • 42 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 202 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Sierra has had 5 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 42 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 202 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.5 | California, 44 mi SE of Carson City, Nevada, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 6.4 | 2.2 mi S of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (249 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Aug 8, 2022 1:44 pm (GMT -7) (Aug 8, 2022 20:44 GMT)
4.5

5.4 km
74 km (46 mi)8km NNE of Walker, CA
I FELT IT - 16 reports
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Jul 22, 2022 6:41 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 23, 2022 01:41 GMT)
4.2

0.6 km
114 km (71 mi)5km S of Oroville East, CA 215 reportsMoreMap
Mar 17, 2022 9:51 pm (GMT -7) (Mar 18, 2022 04:51 GMT)
4.0

0.5 km
73 km (45 mi)5km W of Walker, CA 1 reportMoreMap
Sep 18, 2021 12:20 pm (GMT -7) (Sep 18, 2021 19:20 GMT)
4.0

6.8 km
73 km (45 mi)30km SSW of Smith Valley, NV 6 reportsMoreMap
Aug 26, 2021 9:47 pm (GMT -7) (Aug 27, 2021 04:47 GMT)
4.6

1.9 km
71 km (44 mi)25km SSW of Smith Valley, NV 3 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 10:10 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 9, 2021 05:10 GMT)
4.3

1.7 km
76 km (47 mi)27km SSW of Smith Valley, NV 49 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 10:04 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 9, 2021 05:04 GMT)
4.1

5.7 km
72 km (45 mi)30km SE of Markleeville, CA 13 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 6:46 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 9, 2021 01:46 GMT)
4.6

3.7 km
72 km (45 mi)30km SE of Markleeville, CA 30 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 5:27 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 9, 2021 00:27 GMT)
4.4

4.8 km
73 km (45 mi)32km ENE of Dardanelle, CA 14 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 4:58 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 8, 2021 23:58 GMT)
4.2

5.8 km
76 km (47 mi)29km SE of Markleeville, CA 5 reportsMoreMap
8 Jul 4:33 pm (GMT -7) (Jul 8, 2021 23:33 GMT)
4.6

1.6 km
76 km (47 mi)29km ENE of Dardanelle, CA 53 reportsMoreMap
Jul 8, 2021 22:50 GMT
5.2

10 km
15 km (9.3 mi)6 Km WSW of Walker, California 477 reportsMoreMap
28 May 8:25 am (GMT -7) (May 28, 2021 15:25 GMT)
4.2

7 km
110 km (68 mi)8km SE of Dollar Point, CA 290 reportsMoreMap
6 May 9:35 pm (GMT -7) (May 7, 2021 04:35 GMT)
4.7

10.1 km
124 km (77 mi)19km NW of Truckee, CA, USA 1255 reportsMoreMap
2020-03-20 17:33:35 -08:00 (Mar 21, 2020 01:33 GMT)
4.5

8.4 km
29 km (18 mi)5km ENE of Indian Hills, Nevada (USA) 202 reportsMoreMap
Aug 30, 2018 22:08 GMT
4.1

8 km
37 km (23 mi)NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 27 reportsMoreMap
2017-06-27 01:09:21 -08:00 (Jun 27, 2017 09:09 GMT)
4.0

1.2 km
54 km (34 mi)20km NW of Truckee, California 7 reportsMoreMap
Dec 28, 2016 12:18 GMT
4.1

8 km
47 km (29 mi)NEVADA 1 reportMoreMap
Dec 28, 2016 09:13 GMT
5.6

10 km
57 km (35 mi)California-Nevada Border Region 125 reportsMoreMap
2016-12-28 00:26:06 -08:00 (Dec 28, 2016 08:26 GMT)
4.0

9.3 km
45 km (28 mi)28km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada 2 reportsMoreMap
2016-12-28 00:22:12 -08:00 (Dec 28, 2016 08:22 GMT)
5.7

12 km
48 km (30 mi)28km WSW of Hawthorne, Nevada 141 reportsMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 9.9 x 1014 joules (274 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Sierra Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Sierra?

The last earthquake in Sierra occurred 4 days ago: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - California, 44 mi southeast of Carson City, Nevada, USA, on Monday, Aug 8, 2022 at 1:44 pm (GMT -7).

How many quakes were there in Sierra since 1900?

Since 1900, Sierra, California, USA had 249 quakes up to magnitude 6.4.

What was the strongest quake in Sierra since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Sierra since 1900 occurred 108 years ago: Major magnitude 6.4 earthquake - 2.2 mi south of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA, on Friday, April 24, 1914 at 08:35 GMT.

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