Latest earthquakes near Kōchi, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Kōchi.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 17, 2024 18:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 264 km SW
from Kochi
Jun 17, 2024 15:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 277 km SW
from Kochi
Jun 1, 2024 04:02
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 119 km WSW
from Kochi
May 31, 2024 04:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 294 km WSW
from Kochi
May 9, 2024 04:34
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 203 km WSW
from Kochi
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 112 km WSW
from Kochi
May 4, 2024 09:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 112 km WSW
from Kochi
May 3, 2024 11:42
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 109 km WSW
from Kochi
May 3, 2024 09:10
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 166 km E
from Kochi
May 2, 2024 08:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 218 km WNW
from Kochi
Apr 29, 2024 06:09
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 26, 2024 10:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 234 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 25, 2024 00:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 258 km SW
from Kochi
Apr 24, 2024 10:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 23, 2024 14:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 23, 2024 09:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 18, 2024 23:46
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 18, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 109 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 18, 2024 06:31
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 18, 2024 00:44
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 18, 2024 00:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 107 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 18, 2024 00:30
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 17, 2024 23:52
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 112 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 17, 2024 23:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 121 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 17, 2024 23:19
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 114 km WSW
from Kochi

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Kōchi

Recent Kōchi Earthquake News

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Kōchi Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
37 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
Jun 17, 2024 18:26

Average

A total of 375 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kōchi, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 37 earthquakes per year, or 3 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kōchi roughly every 9 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Kōchi in 2016. A total of 122 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Kōchi that year. The strongest had a 7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kōchi in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Kōchi 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 Kōchi (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 327 87.2%
Mag. 5 41 10.93%
Mag. 6 6 1.6%
Mag. 7 1 0.27%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Kōchi

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7
On Apr 16, 2016 01:25.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.3
On Dec 21, 1946 04:19.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Kōchi occurred on Apr 16, 2016 01:25 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 272 kilometers (169 mi) west-southwest of Kochi, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Kōchi in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.3 earthquake struck on Dec 21, 1946 04:19, 225 kilometers (140 mi) west-southwest of Kochi. It is the strongest earthquake near Kōchi 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 Kōchi, 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 Kōchi.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Kōchi.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2016 01:25
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 272 km WSW
from Kochi
Jan 22, 2022 01:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 166 km SW
from Kochi
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 113 km WSW
from Kochi
Oct 21, 2016 14:07
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 204 km N
from Kochi
Apr 14, 2016 21:26
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 277 km WSW
from Kochi
May 10, 2019 08:48
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 252 km SW
from Kochi
Apr 15, 2016 00:03
(Tokyo)
M 6.0 279 km WSW
from Kochi
Apr 1, 2016 11:39
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 266 km E
from Kochi
Aug 29, 2014 04:14
(Tokyo)
M 5.8 213 km SW
from Kochi
Apr 16, 2016 01:45
(Tokyo)
M 5.7 263 km WSW
from Kochi

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Kōchi

Earthquakes by city in Kōchi

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

Use this regional Kōchi earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Nakamura, Susaki, Sukumo, Ino, Aki and Muroto-misakicho.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kōchi, Japan?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kōchi on the evening of June 17, 2024 at 18:26 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 264km southwest of Kochi at a depth of 46km under water in the Philippine Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kōchi, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kōchi, Japan?

A 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Kōchi on the night of December 21, 1946 at 04:19 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 225km east-southeast of Kochi at a depth of 15km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Kōchi since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Kōchi, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 375 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kōchi. This averages to 38 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 10 days.