Latest earthquakes near Kagoshima, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Kagoshima.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 16:43
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 288 km NE
from Kagoshima
Apr 12, 2024 18:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 21 km WSW
from Naze
Apr 10, 2024 15:19
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 131 km NW
from Naze
Apr 8, 2024 13:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 142 km ENE
from Kagoshima
Apr 8, 2024 10:25
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 79 km E
from Kagoshima
Apr 4, 2024 08:24
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 247 km SSW
from Kagoshima
Mar 19, 2024 01:12
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 29 km S
from Kagoshima
Mar 18, 2024 10:58
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 259 km NE
from Kagoshima
Mar 16, 2024 01:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 51 km ENE
from Naze
Mar 15, 2024 20:04
(Tokyo)
M 5.0 60 km E
from Naze
Mar 15, 2024 19:32
(Tokyo)
M 5.6 61 km E
from Naze
Mar 13, 2024 16:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 87 km SSE
from Naze
Mar 11, 2024 11:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 81 km NNE
from Naze
Mar 7, 2024 20:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 259 km S
from Kagoshima
Mar 7, 2024 20:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 259 km S
from Kagoshima
Mar 7, 2024 17:14
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 177 km NE
from Kagoshima
Mar 7, 2024 02:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 40 km WNW
from Naze
Mar 3, 2024 08:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 132 km WNW
from Naze
Mar 2, 2024 23:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 128 km NE
from Kagoshima
Mar 2, 2024 06:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 194 km SSE
from Kagoshima
Mar 1, 2024 14:12
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 115 km WNW
from Naze
Feb 29, 2024 02:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 288 km S
from Naze
Feb 28, 2024 20:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 87 km WNW
from Naze
Feb 26, 2024 15:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 290 km NE
from Kagoshima
Feb 25, 2024 17:33
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 292 km S
from Naze

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Kagoshima

Recent Kagoshima Earthquake News

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Kagoshima Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
147 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.5
Apr 13, 2024 16:43

Average

A total of 1470 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kagoshima, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 147 earthquakes per year, or 12 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kagoshima roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Kagoshima in 2016. A total of 251 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Kagoshima that year. The strongest had a 7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kagoshima in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Kagoshima 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 Kagoshima (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1298 88.3%
Mag. 5 161 10.95%
Mag. 6 10 0.68%
Mag. 7 1 0.07%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Kagoshima

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 Kagoshima occurred on Apr 16, 2016 01:25 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 137 kilometers (85 mi) north of Kagoshima, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Kagoshima in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Nov 19, 1941 01:46, 146 kilometers (91 mi) north of Kagoshima. It is the strongest earthquake near Kagoshima 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 Kagoshima, 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 Kagoshima.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Kagoshima.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2016 01:25
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 137 km N
from Kagoshima
Nov 14, 2015 05:51
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 171 km WSW
from Kagoshima
Jun 14, 2020 00:51
(Tokyo)
M 6.6 130 km WNW
from Naze
Jan 22, 2022 01:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 191 km NE
from Kagoshima
Jan 8, 2019 21:39
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 119 km SSE
from Kagoshima
Apr 14, 2016 21:26
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 137 km N
from Kagoshima
May 10, 2019 08:48
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 125 km E
from Kagoshima
Jul 13, 2019 09:57
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 170 km NW
from Naze
Dec 9, 2021 11:05
(Tokyo)
M 6.0 264 km SSW
from Kagoshima
Apr 15, 2016 00:03
(Tokyo)
M 6.0 127 km N
from Kagoshima

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Kagoshima

Earthquakes by city in Kagoshima

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

Use this regional Kagoshima earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Kanoya, Satsumasendai, Kokubu-matsuki, Hamanoichi, Izumi, Kaseda-shirakame, Ibusuki, Kushikino, Ijūin, Akune, Makurazaki, Kajiki, Ōkuchi-shinohara, Sueyoshichō-ninokata, Tarumizu, Shibushi and Nishinoomote.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kagoshima, Japan?

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kagoshima on the afternoon of April 13, 2024 at 16:43 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 288km north-east of Kagoshima at a depth of 40km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kagoshima, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kagoshima, Japan?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Kagoshima on the night of November 19, 1941 at 01:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 146km east-northeast of Kagoshima at a depth of 35km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Kagoshima since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Kagoshima, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 1470 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kagoshima. This averages to 147 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.