California's Big Earthquakes

Below is a table of California's significant earthquakes. These are earthquakes of magnitude greater than or equal to 6.5, or that caused loss of life or more than $200,000 in damage. We have not adjusted damage estimates for inflation. This table includes significant earthquakes having epicenters outside of California but within approximately 100 miles of California's border.

The preceding table was compiled from the following sources:

Web page by:
California Geological Survey - Seismic Hazards Program
Revised July 11, 2024

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