Latest earthquakes near Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Japan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 3, 2024 17:32
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 88 km NNE
from Hachinohe
Mar 3, 2024 08:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 131 km WNW
from Naze
Mar 2, 2024 23:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 47 km NNE
from Miyazaki
Mar 2, 2024 20:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 12 km ENE
from Tsukuba
Mar 2, 2024 18:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 91 km SE
from Sendai
Mar 2, 2024 03:56
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 46 km E
from Iwaki
Mar 2, 2024 03:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 50 km SSE
from Chiba
Mar 2, 2024 03:38
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 45 km SSE
from Chiba
Mar 2, 2024 01:49
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 44 km SE
from Chiba
Mar 1, 2024 21:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 80 km NNE
from Hachinohe
Mar 1, 2024 16:04
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 71 km SSW
from Obihiro
Mar 1, 2024 13:14
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 82 km NNE
from Kanazawa
Mar 1, 2024 05:43
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 65 km ESE
from Chiba
Mar 1, 2024 01:01
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 18 km NNE
from Kashiwa
Feb 29, 2024 18:35
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 36 km SE
from Chiba
Feb 29, 2024 16:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 46 km SE
from Chiba
Feb 29, 2024 12:30
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 45 km SE
from Chiba
Feb 29, 2024 11:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 54 km SE
from Chiba
Feb 29, 2024 10:30
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 68 km SW
from Ishigaki
Feb 29, 2024 08:45
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 49 km ESE
from Chiba
Feb 29, 2024 08:42
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 41 km ESE
from Chiba
Feb 28, 2024 22:43
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 154 km SE
from Sapporo
Feb 28, 2024 22:43
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 62 km ESE
from Tomakomai
Feb 28, 2024 20:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 90 km WNW
from Naze
Feb 28, 2024 17:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 17 km WNW
from Kyoto

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:
978 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.9
Mar 3, 2024 17:32

Average

A total of 9786 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 978 earthquakes per year, or 81 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 8896 90.91%
Mag. 5 820 8.38%
Mag. 6 65 0.66%
Mag. 7 5 0.05%
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
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
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
Jan 14, 2016 12:25
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 169 km SE
from Sapporo
Nov 14, 2015 05:51
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 171 km WSW
from Kagoshima

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 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Japan on the afternoon of March 3, 2024 at 17:32 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 88km north-northeast of Hachinohe at a depth of 60km 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, 9786 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Japan. This averages to 979 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 9 hours.