Latest earthquakes near Iwate, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Iwate.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 15, 2024 01:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 293 km NNE
from Morioka
Apr 14, 2024 23:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 112 km SE
from Morioka
Apr 12, 2024 11:14
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 57 km ENE
from Morioka
Apr 11, 2024 16:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 134 km NNE
from Morioka
Apr 9, 2024 06:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 69 km NNE
from Morioka
Apr 8, 2024 11:45
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 110 km SE
from Morioka
Apr 8, 2024 05:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 173 km SSE
from Morioka
Apr 8, 2024 01:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 113 km ENE
from Morioka
Apr 7, 2024 22:48
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 121 km ESE
from Morioka
Apr 6, 2024 15:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 166 km SSE
from Morioka
Apr 6, 2024 09:12
(Tokyo)
M 5.4 223 km NE
from Morioka
Apr 6, 2024 00:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 289 km S
from Morioka
Apr 5, 2024 05:31
(Tokyo)
M 5.0 273 km NNE
from Morioka
Apr 4, 2024 14:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 83 km SSE
from Morioka
Apr 4, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 230 km SSE
from Morioka
Apr 4, 2024 03:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 244 km N
from Morioka
Apr 3, 2024 06:27
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 31 km SE
from Morioka
Apr 2, 2024 04:24
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 68 km NE
from Morioka
Apr 1, 2024 04:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 129 km SE
from Morioka
Mar 28, 2024 23:49
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 246 km S
from Morioka
Mar 22, 2024 14:44
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 118 km NE
from Morioka
Mar 18, 2024 02:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 264 km S
from Morioka
Mar 17, 2024 09:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 195 km NNE
from Morioka
Mar 17, 2024 06:17
(Tokyo)
M 5.3 287 km S
from Morioka
Mar 16, 2024 08:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 252 km ENE
from Morioka

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Iwate

Recent Iwate Earthquake News

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

Iwate Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
238 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.1
Apr 15, 2024 01:06

Average

A total of 2383 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Iwate, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 238 earthquakes per year, or 19 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Iwate roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Iwate in 2022. A total of 330 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Iwate that year. The strongest had a 7.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Iwate in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Iwate 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 Iwate (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2166 90.89%
Mag. 5 191 8.02%
Mag. 6 23 0.97%
Mag. 7 3 0.13%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Iwate

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.3
On Mar 16, 2022 23:36.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.1
On Mar 11, 2011 14:46.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Iwate occurred on Mar 16, 2022 23:36 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.3 and struck 224 kilometers (139 mi) south of Morioka, at a depth of 41 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Iwate in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.1 earthquake struck on Mar 11, 2011 14:46, 188 kilometers (117 mi) south of Morioka. It is the strongest earthquake near Iwate 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 Iwate, 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 Iwate.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Iwate.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Mar 16, 2022 23:36
(Tokyo)
M 7.3 224 km S
from Morioka
Feb 13, 2021 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 7.1 226 km SSE
from Morioka
Mar 20, 2021 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 145 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 257 km S
from Morioka
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 171 km SSE
from Morioka
May 13, 2015 06:12
(Tokyo)
M 6.8 116 km SE
from Morioka
Feb 17, 2015 08:06
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 149 km E
from Morioka
Jan 14, 2016 12:25
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 288 km NNE
from Morioka
Jun 18, 2019 22:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 186 km SW
from Morioka
Aug 4, 2019 19:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 219 km S
from Morioka

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Iwate

Earthquakes by city in Iwate

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

Use this regional Iwate earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Kitakami, Hanamaki, Ichinoseki, Mizusawa, Miyako, Kamaishi, Ōfunato, Tōno, Shizukuishi, Kanegasaki and Yamada.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Iwate, Japan?

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Iwate on the night of April 15, 2024 at 01:06 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 293km north-northeast of Morioka at a depth of 60km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Iwate, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Iwate, Japan?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Iwate on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 at 14:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 188km south-east of Morioka at a depth of 29km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Iwate since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Iwate, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 2383 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Iwate. This averages to 238 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.