Latest earthquakes near Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Japan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 20:21
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 135 km ENE
from Ishigaki
Jun 18, 2024 12:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 244 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 18, 2024 03:33
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 13 km NW
from Kawagoe
Jun 18, 2024 01:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 168 km SE
from Sapporo
Jun 17, 2024 18:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 34 km SE
from Miyazaki
Jun 17, 2024 15:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 34 km SSE
from Miyazaki
Jun 17, 2024 13:47
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 251 km E
from Naha
Jun 16, 2024 19:35
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 8 km ENE
from Honchō
Jun 16, 2024 19:17
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 113 km W
from Akita
Jun 16, 2024 19:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 6 km NW
from Sakura
Jun 16, 2024 17:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 253 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 16, 2024 02:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 233 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 15, 2024 22:35
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 166 km NNE
from Wakkanai
Jun 15, 2024 12:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 90 km NNE
from Okinawa
Jun 15, 2024 03:24
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 93 km NNE
from Hachinohe
Jun 14, 2024 02:44
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 114 km E
from Kushiro
Jun 13, 2024 18:20
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 56 km SSE
from Naze
Jun 13, 2024 08:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 256 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 12, 2024 21:41
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 279 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 12, 2024 14:35
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 160 km SE
from Sapporo
Jun 12, 2024 13:19
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 193 km SSW
from Kagoshima
Jun 12, 2024 07:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 89 km N
from Toyama
Jun 12, 2024 06:51
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 265 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 11, 2024 23:49
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 97 km ESE
from Sendai
Jun 11, 2024 23:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 169 km ESE
from Sendai

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:
1018 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.2
Jun 18, 2024 20:21

Average

A total of 10189 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 1018 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 9247 90.75%
Mag. 5 868 8.52%
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
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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
Mar 20, 2021 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 71 km ENE
from Sendai
Apr 16, 2016 01:25
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 6 km ESE
from Kumamoto
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 64 km E
from Sendai
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 59 km NE
from Iwaki
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 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Japan on the evening of June 18, 2024 at 20:21 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 135km east-northeast of Ishigaki at a depth of 50km under water in the East China Sea. 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, 10189 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Japan. This averages to 1019 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 9 hours.