How many earthquakes occur in California?
100 to 150 per year.
Every year about 100 to 150 earthquakes are felt in the state of California. Most of these are minor non-damaging earthquakes, but each year 3 to 4 moderate earthquakes of magnitude 5 or greater occur. This is according to the California Geologic Survey. The U.S. Geologic Survey lists 116 major earthquakes to have occurred since 1812.