Latest earthquakes near Hokkaido, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Hokkaido.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 24, 2024 12:55
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 295 km NE
from Kitami
May 23, 2024 19:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 98 km E
from Kushiro
May 21, 2024 21:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 178 km SE
from Hakodate
May 16, 2024 22:18
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 268 km SSE
from Hakodate
May 13, 2024 23:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 179 km ENE
from Kushiro
May 11, 2024 09:47
(Tokyo)
M 5.0 141 km S
from Kushiro
May 11, 2024 01:05
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 151 km ENE
from Kushiro
May 10, 2024 17:30
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 54 km S
from Obihiro
May 7, 2024 15:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 203 km ENE
from Kushiro
May 2, 2024 18:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 100 km E
from Kushiro
Apr 28, 2024 22:28
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 68 km ESE
from Kushiro
Apr 28, 2024 09:30
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 267 km SE
from Hakodate
Apr 28, 2024 09:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 224 km SW
from Hakodate
Apr 27, 2024 11:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 227 km ENE
from Kushiro
Apr 27, 2024 11:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 254 km ENE
from Kushiro
Apr 27, 2024 06:36
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 160 km SE
from Hakodate
Apr 22, 2024 15:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 169 km NNW
from Sapporo
Apr 22, 2024 15:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 161 km NNW
from Sapporo
Apr 20, 2024 07:07
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 153 km ENE
from Kushiro
Apr 20, 2024 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 178 km E
from Kushiro
Apr 17, 2024 03:21
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 282 km SSE
from Hakodate
Apr 15, 2024 01:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 169 km SE
from Sapporo
Apr 13, 2024 04:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 80 km E
from Kushiro
Apr 12, 2024 11:14
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 227 km SSE
from Hakodate
Apr 11, 2024 16:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 132 km SE
from Hakodate

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Hokkaido

Recent Hokkaido Earthquake News

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

Hokkaido Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
193 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.9
May 24, 2024 12:55

Average

A total of 1932 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Hokkaido, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 193 earthquakes per year, or 16 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Hokkaido roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Hokkaido in 2018. A total of 229 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Hokkaido that year. The strongest had a 6.6 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Hokkaido in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Hokkaido 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 Hokkaido (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1756 90.89%
Mag. 5 165 8.54%
Mag. 6 11 0.57%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Hokkaido

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.7
On Jan 14, 2016 12:25.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.3
On Oct 4, 1994 22:22.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Hokkaido occurred on Jan 14, 2016 12:25 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.7 and struck 169 kilometers (105 mi) south-east of Sapporo, at a depth of 46 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Hokkaido in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.3 earthquake struck on Oct 4, 1994 22:22, 254 kilometers (158 mi) south-east of Kushiro. It is the strongest earthquake near Hokkaido 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 Hokkaido, 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 Hokkaido.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Hokkaido.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 14, 2016 12:25
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 169 km SE
from Sapporo
Sep 6, 2018 03:07
(Tokyo)
M 6.6 63 km SE
from Sapporo
Jan 24, 2018 19:51
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 160 km ESE
from Hakodate
Dec 21, 2020 02:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 184 km ESE
from Hakodate
Jan 12, 2016 02:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 158 km N
from Sapporo
Jun 11, 2023 18:54
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 27 km ESE
from Tomakomai
Oct 11, 2014 11:35
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 272 km SE
from Sapporo
Aug 10, 2014 12:43
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 135 km ESE
from Hakodate
Jun 8, 2015 15:01
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 176 km SSE
from Sapporo
Mar 28, 2023 18:18
(Tokyo)
M 6.0 187 km ESE
from Hakodate

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Hokkaido

Earthquakes by city in Hokkaido

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

Use this regional Hokkaido earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Muroran, Chitose, Iwamizawa, Kitahiroshima, Ishikari, Takikawa, Otofuke, Abashiri, Kamiiso, Date, Nemuro, Bibai, Honchō, Makubetsu, Nayoro, Rumoi, Fukagawa, Shimo-furano, Nakashibetsu, Mombetsu and Motomachi.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Hokkaido, Japan?

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Hokkaido on the afternoon of May 24, 2024 at 12:55 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 295km north-east of Kitami at a depth of 60km under water in the Sea Of Okhotsk. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Hokkaido, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Hokkaido, Japan?

A 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Hokkaido on the evening of October 4, 1994 at 22:22 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 254km east-northeast of Kushiro at a depth of 14km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Hokkaido since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Hokkaido, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 1932 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Hokkaido. This averages to 193 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.