Latest earthquakes near Fukushima, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Fukushima.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 16:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 159 km NE
from Fukushima
May 26, 2024 00:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 130 km SW
from Iwaki
May 22, 2024 06:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 156 km SSW
from Iwaki
May 22, 2024 05:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 105 km ENE
from Iwaki
May 19, 2024 06:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 18 km SSW
from Iwaki
May 19, 2024 00:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 65 km ENE
from Iwaki
May 18, 2024 09:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 139 km S
from Iwaki
May 17, 2024 01:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 77 km NE
from Iwaki
May 16, 2024 22:18
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 250 km NE
from Fukushima
May 15, 2024 12:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 296 km S
from Iwaki
May 15, 2024 12:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 296 km S
from Iwaki
May 14, 2024 02:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 78 km SSE
from Iwaki
May 13, 2024 01:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 119 km NE
from Fukushima
May 12, 2024 12:03
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 18 km NNW
from Iwaki
May 10, 2024 19:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 242 km W
from Kōriyama
May 8, 2024 06:53
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 264 km W
from Kōriyama
May 7, 2024 23:17
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 29 km ENE
from Iwaki
May 6, 2024 13:43
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 129 km E
from Iwaki
May 6, 2024 02:32
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 147 km ESE
from Iwaki
May 2, 2024 04:06
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 191 km NE
from Fukushima
May 2, 2024 02:36
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 96 km NE
from Iwaki
Apr 29, 2024 01:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 48 km NE
from Iwaki
Apr 28, 2024 18:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 241 km W
from Kōriyama
Apr 28, 2024 14:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 278 km WNW
from Kōriyama
Apr 28, 2024 09:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 298 km NNW
from Fukushima

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Fukushima

Recent Fukushima Earthquake News

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

Fukushima Earthquake Statistics

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

Average

A total of 3262 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Fukushima, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 326 earthquakes per year, or 27 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Fukushima roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Fukushima in 2014. A total of 455 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Fukushima that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Fukushima in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Fukushima 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 Fukushima (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 3010 92.27%
Mag. 5 231 7.08%
Mag. 6 17 0.52%
Mag. 7 4 0.12%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Fukushima

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 Fukushima occurred on Jan 1, 2024 16:10 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 275 kilometers (171 mi) west of Kōriyama, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Fukushima in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.1 earthquake struck on Mar 11, 2011 14:46, 191 kilometers (119 mi) west of Iwaki. It is the strongest earthquake near Fukushima 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 Fukushima, 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 Fukushima.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Fukushima.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 275 km W
from Kōriyama
Mar 16, 2022 23:36
(Tokyo)
M 7.3 96 km NE
from Iwaki
Feb 13, 2021 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 7.1 109 km NE
from Iwaki
Mar 20, 2021 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 129 km NE
from Fukushima
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 59 km NE
from Iwaki
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 111 km ENE
from Fukushima
May 13, 2015 06:12
(Tokyo)
M 6.8 187 km NE
from Fukushima
Jul 12, 2014 04:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.5 139 km E
from Iwaki
Jun 18, 2019 22:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 131 km NW
from Fukushima
Aug 4, 2019 19:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 100 km E
from Fukushima

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Fukushima

Earthquakes by city in Fukushima

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

Use this regional Fukushima earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Sukagawa, Kitakata, Nihommatsu, Hobaramachi, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Motomiya, Namie, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Ishikawa, Miharu and Yabuki.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Fukushima, Japan?

A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Fukushima on the afternoon of May 26, 2024 at 16:59 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 159km north-east of Fukushima at a depth of 80km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Fukushima, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Fukushima, Japan?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Fukushima on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 at 14:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 191km north-east of Iwaki at a depth of 29km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Fukushima since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Fukushima, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 3262 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Fukushima. This averages to 326 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.