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List of latest earthquakes near Kumamoto.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 13, 2024 16:43
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 194 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Apr 8, 2024 13:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 144 km SE
from Kumamoto
Apr 8, 2024 10:25
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 143 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Mar 19, 2024 01:12
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 167 km S
from Kumamoto
Mar 18, 2024 10:58
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 168 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Mar 7, 2024 17:14
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 103 km E
from Kumamoto
Mar 2, 2024 23:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 104 km SE
from Kumamoto
Feb 26, 2024 15:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 186 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Feb 23, 2024 04:36
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 173 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Feb 21, 2024 18:27
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 192 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Feb 12, 2024 12:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 295 km SSW
from Kumamoto
Feb 6, 2024 02:58
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 147 km SE
from Kumamoto
Feb 5, 2024 17:30
(Tokyo)
M 5.0 236 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Jan 30, 2024 05:11
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 12 km S
from Kumamoto
Jan 24, 2024 21:12
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 160 km SE
from Kumamoto
Jan 21, 2024 19:02
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 290 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Jan 5, 2024 08:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 209 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Dec 17, 2023 05:33
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 189 km N
from Kumamoto
Dec 15, 2023 18:04
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 156 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Dec 8, 2023 20:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 181 km S
from Kumamoto
Nov 27, 2023 02:05
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 152 km ESE
from Kumamoto
Nov 22, 2023 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 109 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Nov 11, 2023 05:50
(Tokyo)
M 5.3 169 km S
from Kumamoto
Nov 10, 2023 10:54
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 292 km ENE
from Kumamoto
Nov 3, 2023 23:53
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 187 km SW
from Kumamoto

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

Average

A total of 546 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Kumamoto in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 54 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Kumamoto roughly every 6 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Kumamoto in 2016. A total of 138 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. 4 480 87.91%
Mag. 5 59 10.81%
Mag. 6 6 1.1%
Mag. 7 1 0.18%
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 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 Distance
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 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
Oct 2, 2022 00:02
(Tokyo)
M 5.7 177 km SSE
from Kumamoto

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Nearest earthquakes from Kumamoto

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Kumamoto.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 20, 2016 16:01
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 0 km NW
from Kumamoto
Apr 14, 2016 21:26
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 2 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Apr 15, 2016 13:50
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 2 km NW
from Kumamoto
Apr 14, 2016 22:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 2 km N
from Kumamoto
Apr 14, 2016 23:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 4 km ESE
from Kumamoto
Apr 19, 2016 12:52
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 5 km S
from Kumamoto
Apr 15, 2016 07:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 5 km SSE
from Kumamoto
Apr 18, 2016 08:35
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 5 km NNE
from Kumamoto
Apr 16, 2016 07:42
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 5 km WSW
from Kumamoto
Apr 16, 2016 04:05
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 4 km ESE
from Kumamoto

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Kumamoto

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Kumamoto?

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kumamoto on the afternoon of April 13, 2024 at 16:43 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 194km east-northeast of Kumamoto at a depth of 40km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Kumamoto in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Kumamoto?

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?

In the past 10 years, 546 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Kumamoto. This averages to 55 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.