Latest earthquakes near Kumamoto, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Kumamoto.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 11, 2024 03:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 214 km S
from Kumamoto
May 9, 2024 04:34
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 74 km ENE
from Kumamoto
May 6, 2024 15:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 274 km S
from Honmachi
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
May 5, 2024 01:34
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 269 km S
from Kumamoto
May 4, 2024 09:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
May 3, 2024 11:42
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 168 km ENE
from Kumamoto
May 2, 2024 08:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 189 km NNE
from Kumamoto
Apr 29, 2024 06:09
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 26, 2024 10:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 44 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 26, 2024 10:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 212 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Apr 25, 2024 00:26
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 156 km SE
from Kumamoto
Apr 24, 2024 10:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 23, 2024 14:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 23, 2024 09:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 19, 2024 23:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 250 km NNW
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2024 23:46
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 168 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2024 06:31
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2024 00:44
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2024 00:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 170 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2024 00:30
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 17, 2024 23:52
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 165 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 17, 2024 23:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 156 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 17, 2024 23:19
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 163 km ENE
from Kumamoto

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Kumamoto

Recent Kumamoto Earthquake News

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

Kumamoto Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
61 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
May 11, 2024 03:29

Average

A total of 616 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kumamoto, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 61 earthquakes per year, or 5 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kumamoto roughly every 5 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Kumamoto in 2016. A total of 153 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Kumamoto that year. The strongest had a 7 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Kumamoto in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Kumamoto 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 Kumamoto (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 544 88.31%
Mag. 5 64 10.39%
Mag. 6 7 1.14%
Mag. 7 1 0.16%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Kumamoto

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 Kumamoto occurred on Apr 16, 2016 01:25 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7 and struck 6 kilometers (4 mi) east-southeast of Kumamoto, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Kumamoto in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Nov 19, 1941 01:46, 140 kilometers (87 mi) east-southeast of Kumamoto. It is the strongest earthquake near Kumamoto 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 Kumamoto, 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 Kumamoto.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Kumamoto.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2016 01:25
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 6 km ESE
from Kumamoto
Nov 14, 2015 05:51
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 264 km SW
from Kumamoto
Jan 8, 2019 21:39
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 249 km S
from Kumamoto
Jan 22, 2022 01:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 126 km E
from Kumamoto
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 164 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 14, 2016 21:26
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 2 km SSE
from Kumamoto
May 10, 2019 08:48
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 158 km SE
from Kumamoto
Apr 15, 2016 00:03
(Tokyo)
M 6.0 12 km SSE
from Kumamoto
May 3, 2020 20:54
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 234 km SW
from Kumamoto
Aug 29, 2014 04:14
(Tokyo)
M 5.8 152 km ESE
from Kumamoto

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Kumamoto

Earthquakes by city in Kumamoto

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

Use this regional Kumamoto earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Tamana, Hondomachi-hondo, Uto, Hitoyoshi, Ōzu, Yamaga, Uekimachi-mōno, Minamata, Aso, Kikuchi, Matsubase, Mifune, Ushibukamachi and Nagasu.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kumamoto on the night of May 11, 2024 at 03:29 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 214km south of Kumamoto at a depth of 150km under water in the East China Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kumamoto, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kumamoto, Japan?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Kumamoto on the night of November 19, 1941 at 01:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 140km east-southeast of Kumamoto at a depth of 35km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Kumamoto since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Kumamoto, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 616 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kumamoto. This averages to 62 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 6 days.