Latest earthquakes near Fukuoka, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Fukuoka.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 11, 2024 03:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 272 km S
from Kurume
May 9, 2024 04:34
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 91 km ESE
from Kurume
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
May 5, 2024 01:34
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 297 km S
from Ōmuta
May 4, 2024 09:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
May 3, 2024 11:42
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 156 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
May 2, 2024 08:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 79 km NE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 29, 2024 06:09
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 26, 2024 10:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 92 km SE
from Fukuoka
Apr 26, 2024 10:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 269 km SSE
from Kurume
Apr 25, 2024 00:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 243 km SSE
from Fukuoka
Apr 24, 2024 10:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 23, 2024 14:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 23, 2024 09:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 19, 2024 23:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 157 km NW
from Kitakyushu
Apr 18, 2024 23:46
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 18, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 156 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 18, 2024 06:31
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 18, 2024 00:44
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 18, 2024 00:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 156 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 18, 2024 00:30
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 17, 2024 23:52
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 161 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 17, 2024 23:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 153 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 17, 2024 23:19
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 154 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 155 km ESE
from Kitakyushu

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Fukuoka

Recent Fukuoka Earthquake News

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

Fukuoka Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
51 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
May 11, 2024 03:29

Average

A total of 517 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Fukuoka, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 51 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Fukuoka roughly every 7 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Fukuoka in 2016. A total of 139 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Fukuoka that year. The strongest had a 7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Fukuoka in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Fukuoka 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 Fukuoka (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 454 87.81%
Mag. 5 57 11.03%
Mag. 6 5 0.97%
Mag. 7 1 0.19%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Fukuoka

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Apr 16, 2016 01:25.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Nov 19, 1941 01:46.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Fukuoka occurred on Apr 16, 2016 01:25 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 95 kilometers (59 mi) south-southeast of Fukuoka, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Fukuoka in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Nov 19, 1941 01:46, 217 kilometers (135 mi) south-southeast of Fukuoka. It is the strongest earthquake near Fukuoka 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 Fukuoka, 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 Fukuoka.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Fukuoka.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2016 01:25
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 95 km SSE
from Fukuoka
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 155 km ESE
from Kitakyushu
Jan 22, 2022 01:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 167 km SE
from Kitakyushu
May 10, 2019 08:48
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 243 km SE
from Fukuoka
Apr 14, 2016 21:26
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 94 km SSE
from Fukuoka
Apr 15, 2016 00:03
(Tokyo)
M 6.0 45 km SE
from Ōmuta
May 3, 2020 20:54
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 285 km SSW
from Fukuoka
Aug 29, 2014 04:14
(Tokyo)
M 5.8 227 km SSE
from Kitakyushu
Nov 15, 2015 04:20
(Tokyo)
M 5.7 282 km SSW
from Fukuoka
Apr 9, 2018 01:32
(Tokyo)
M 5.7 221 km NE
from Kitakyushu

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Fukuoka

Earthquakes by city in Fukuoka

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Fukuoka, Japan.

Use this regional Fukuoka earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Ōnojō, Iizuka, Yukuhashi, Dazaifu, Maebaru-chūō, Koga, Nōgata, Tagawa, Nakama, Nishifukuma, Amagi, Yanagawa, Umi, Ōkawa, Kanda, Shingū, Sasaguri, Sue, Buzen, Setakamachi-takayanagi and Tanushimarumachi-toyoki.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Fukuoka, Japan?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Fukuoka on the night of May 11, 2024 at 03:29 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 272km south of Kurume at a depth of 150km under water in the East China Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Fukuoka, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Fukuoka, Japan?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Fukuoka on the night of November 19, 1941 at 01:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 217km south-east of Fukuoka at a depth of 35km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Fukuoka since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Fukuoka, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 517 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Fukuoka. This averages to 52 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.