Latest earthquakes near Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Japan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 16:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 93 km NE
from Sendai
May 26, 2024 00:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 13 km SSW
from Tsukuba
May 26, 2024 00:07
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 262 km SSE
from Yokohama
May 25, 2024 12:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 248 km W
from Ishigaki
May 25, 2024 02:07
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 248 km W
from Ishigaki
May 25, 2024 02:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 248 km W
from Ishigaki
May 24, 2024 12:55
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 295 km NE
from Kitami
May 24, 2024 12:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 213 km W
from Ishigaki
May 24, 2024 04:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 265 km W
from Ishigaki
May 23, 2024 22:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 295 km W
from Ishigaki
May 23, 2024 19:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 98 km E
from Kushiro
May 22, 2024 17:00
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 251 km WSW
from Ishigaki
May 22, 2024 12:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 157 km W
from Ishigaki
May 22, 2024 06:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 15 km NE
from Honchō
May 22, 2024 05:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 142 km SE
from Sendai
May 21, 2024 21:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 64 km ENE
from Hachinohe
May 21, 2024 15:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 186 km E
from Morioka
May 20, 2024 18:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 235 km W
from Ishigaki
May 20, 2024 16:56
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 187 km WSW
from Ishigaki
May 19, 2024 22:52
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 244 km W
from Ishigaki
May 19, 2024 17:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 95 km SSE
from Hamamatsu
May 19, 2024 11:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 243 km W
from Ishigaki
May 19, 2024 09:51
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 112 km S
from Naha
May 19, 2024 06:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 18 km SSW
from Iwaki
May 19, 2024 03:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 247 km WSW
from Ishigaki

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Japan

Recent Japan Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Japan. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Japan and elsewhere.

Japan Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
1017 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4
May 26, 2024 16:59

Average

A total of 10179 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 1017 earthquakes per year, or 84 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Japan roughly every 8 hours.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Japan in 2022. A total of 1253 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Japan that year. The strongest had a 7.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Japan with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Japan in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Japan during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Japan (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 9236 90.74%
Mag. 5 869 8.54%
Mag. 6 68 0.67%
Mag. 7 6 0.06%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Japan

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Jan 1, 2024 16:10.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.1
On Mar 11, 2011 14:46.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Japan occurred on Jan 1, 2024 16:10 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 88 kilometers (55 mi) north of Toyama, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Japan in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.1 earthquake struck on Mar 11, 2011 14:46, 132 kilometers (82 mi) north of Sendai. It is the strongest earthquake near Japan in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Japan in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Japan.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Japan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 88 km N
from Toyama
Apr 3, 2024 08:58
(Tokyo)
M 7.4 266 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Mar 16, 2022 23:36
(Tokyo)
M 7.3 88 km SE
from Sendai
Feb 13, 2021 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 7.1 100 km SE
from Sendai
Apr 16, 2016 01:25
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 6 km ESE
from Kumamoto
Mar 20, 2021 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 71 km ENE
from Sendai
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 59 km NE
from Iwaki
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 64 km E
from Sendai
May 13, 2015 06:12
(Tokyo)
M 6.8 84 km NE
from Ishinomaki
Mar 23, 2022 02:41
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 280 km WSW
from Ishigaki

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Japan

Earthquakes by region of Japan

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Japan.

When was the last earthquake in Japan?

A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Japan on the afternoon of May 26, 2024 at 16:59 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 93km north-east of Sendai at a depth of 80km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Japan?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Japan on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 at 14:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 132km east of Sendai at a depth of 29km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Japan since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Japan?

In the past 10 years, 10179 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Japan. This averages to 1018 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 9 hours.