Latest earthquakes near Morioka, Iwate today

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List of latest earthquakes near Morioka.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Dec 2, 2023 17:36
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 138 km SSE
from Morioka
Dec 2, 2023 09:35
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 41 km WNW
from Morioka
Dec 1, 2023 12:52
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 200 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 27, 2023 03:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 231 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 26, 2023 10:47
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 242 km SE
from Morioka
Nov 26, 2023 05:58
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 165 km NW
from Morioka
Nov 23, 2023 02:23
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 133 km SSW
from Morioka
Nov 21, 2023 06:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 238 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 20, 2023 14:01
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 216 km NNE
from Morioka
Nov 20, 2023 06:01
(Tokyo)
M 5.8 192 km NNE
from Morioka
Nov 18, 2023 07:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 157 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 18, 2023 01:34
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 120 km SE
from Morioka
Nov 16, 2023 13:47
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 113 km SE
from Morioka
Nov 14, 2023 16:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 278 km S
from Morioka
Nov 14, 2023 08:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 274 km NNE
from Morioka
Nov 13, 2023 13:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 206 km NE
from Morioka
Nov 12, 2023 04:39
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 128 km NNE
from Morioka
Nov 9, 2023 17:53
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 226 km S
from Morioka
Nov 9, 2023 15:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 211 km E
from Morioka
Nov 7, 2023 05:35
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 269 km S
from Morioka
Nov 6, 2023 02:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 214 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 5, 2023 14:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 173 km E
from Morioka
Nov 4, 2023 19:01
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 293 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 4, 2023 05:05
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 186 km NNW
from Morioka
Nov 1, 2023 17:41
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 133 km SE
from Morioka

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Morioka

Recent Morioka Earthquake News

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

Morioka Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
239 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.6
Dec 2, 2023 17:36

Average

A total of 2399 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Morioka, Iwate in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 239 earthquakes per year, or 19 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Morioka roughly every 1 days.

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

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Morioka in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Morioka 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 Morioka (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2180 90.87%
Mag. 5 194 8.09%
Mag. 6 22 0.92%
Mag. 7 3 0.13%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Morioka

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 Morioka 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 Morioka 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 Morioka in the past 123 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Morioka, Iwate 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 Morioka.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Morioka.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 171 km SSE
from Morioka
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 257 km S
from Morioka
May 13, 2015 06:12
(Tokyo)
M 6.8 116 km SE
from Morioka
Jan 14, 2016 12:25
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 288 km NNE
from Morioka
Feb 17, 2015 08:06
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 149 km E
from Morioka
Jun 18, 2019 22:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 186 km SW
from Morioka
Dec 21, 2020 02:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 178 km NE
from Morioka

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Morioka

Nearest earthquakes from Morioka

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Morioka, Iwate. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Morioka.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 7, 2018 05:00
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 7 km WSW
from Morioka
Mar 20, 2014 00:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 9 km SSW
from Morioka
Feb 26, 2016 19:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 15 km W
from Morioka
Dec 26, 2015 01:42
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 15 km NE
from Morioka
Sep 26, 2022 23:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 29 km NW
from Morioka
Jun 15, 2014 02:31
(Tokyo)
M 5.5 32 km SSW
from Morioka
Sep 8, 2022 17:36
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 34 km NW
from Morioka
Jun 19, 2022 23:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 37 km ESE
from Morioka
Aug 4, 2019 03:04
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 38 km E
from Morioka
Jan 28, 2017 22:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 39 km WNW
from Morioka

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Morioka

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Morioka, Iwate?

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Morioka on the afternoon of December 2, 2023 at 17:36 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 138km south-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 Morioka, Iwate in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Morioka, Iwate?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Morioka 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 Morioka since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Morioka, Iwate?

In the past 10 years, 2399 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Morioka. This averages to 240 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.