Latest earthquakes near Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Japan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 17, 2024 03:21
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 93 km ESE
from Morioka
Apr 16, 2024 09:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 243 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 16, 2024 09:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 240 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 16, 2024 07:38
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 259 km SSE
from Kagoshima
Apr 15, 2024 08:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 244 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 15, 2024 01:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 254 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 15, 2024 01:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 157 km SE
from Sapporo
Apr 14, 2024 23:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 221 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 14, 2024 23:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 148 km NE
from Sendai
Apr 13, 2024 23:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 264 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 13, 2024 21:38
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 268 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Apr 13, 2024 16:43
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 41 km SSW
from Matsuyama
Apr 13, 2024 04:48
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 83 km E
from Kushiro
Apr 13, 2024 02:07
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 234 km SE
from Chiba
Apr 12, 2024 18:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 21 km WSW
from Naze
Apr 12, 2024 11:14
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 57 km ENE
from Morioka
Apr 12, 2024 09:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 252 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 11, 2024 23:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 249 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 11, 2024 16:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 41 km NNE
from Hachinohe
Apr 11, 2024 13:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 89 km N
from Toyama
Apr 11, 2024 09:53
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 253 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 11, 2024 01:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 241 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 11, 2024 01:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 243 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 10, 2024 20:22
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 242 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 10, 2024 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 258 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:
997 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.1
Apr 17, 2024 03:21

Average

A total of 9972 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 997 earthquakes per year, or 83 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 9065 90.9%
Mag. 5 835 8.37%
Mag. 6 66 0.66%
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
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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 7.4 270 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
Jan 14, 2016 12:25
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 169 km SE
from Sapporo

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 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Japan on the night of April 17, 2024 at 03:21 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 93km east-southeast of Morioka at a depth of 50km 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, 9972 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Japan. This averages to 997 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 9 hours.