Latest earthquakes near Niigata, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Niigata.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 11, 2024 13:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 100 km WNW
from Jōetsu
Apr 8, 2024 22:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 100 km WNW
from Jōetsu
Apr 8, 2024 11:45
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 276 km ENE
from Niigata
Apr 8, 2024 05:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 238 km E
from Niigata
Apr 6, 2024 15:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 237 km E
from Niigata
Apr 6, 2024 00:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 204 km ESE
from Niigata
Apr 4, 2024 14:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 250 km ENE
from Niigata
Apr 4, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 257 km E
from Niigata
Apr 4, 2024 11:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 256 km SSE
from Niigata
Apr 3, 2024 12:34
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 300 km SSE
from Niigata
Apr 3, 2024 06:27
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 275 km NE
from Niigata
Apr 2, 2024 17:24
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 193 km WSW
from Niigata
Apr 2, 2024 05:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 281 km SE
from Nagaoka
Apr 2, 2024 04:24
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 342 km NE
from Niigata
Apr 1, 2024 04:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 288 km ENE
from Niigata
Mar 30, 2024 23:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 257 km ESE
from Niigata
Mar 28, 2024 23:49
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 215 km E
from Niigata
Mar 27, 2024 06:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 295 km SSE
from Niigata
Mar 23, 2024 08:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 229 km SW
from Jōetsu
Mar 23, 2024 02:56
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 77 km WNW
from Jōetsu
Mar 21, 2024 09:08
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 223 km SSE
from Niigata
Mar 18, 2024 18:49
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 275 km SSE
from Niigata
Mar 18, 2024 03:50
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 276 km SSE
from Niigata
Mar 18, 2024 02:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 204 km ESE
from Niigata
Mar 17, 2024 06:17
(Tokyo)
M 5.3 233 km ESE
from Niigata

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Niigata

Recent Niigata Earthquake News

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

Niigata Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
259 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.7
Apr 11, 2024 13:16

Average

A total of 2598 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Niigata, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 259 earthquakes per year, or 21 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Niigata roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Niigata in 2022. A total of 354 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Niigata that year. The strongest had a 7.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Niigata in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Niigata 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 Niigata (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2403 92.49%
Mag. 5 176 6.77%
Mag. 6 15 0.58%
Mag. 7 4 0.15%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Niigata

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Jan 1, 2024 16:10.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 9.1
On Mar 11, 2011 14:46.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Niigata occurred on Jan 1, 2024 16:10 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 93 kilometers (58 mi) west-northwest of Jōetsu, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Niigata in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.1 earthquake struck on Mar 11, 2011 14:46, 298 kilometers (185 mi) west-northwest of Niigata. It is the strongest earthquake near Niigata 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 Niigata, 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 Niigata.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Niigata.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 93 km WNW
from Jōetsu
Mar 16, 2022 23:36
(Tokyo)
M 7.3 227 km E
from Niigata
Feb 13, 2021 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 7.1 244 km E
from Niigata
Mar 20, 2021 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 239 km ENE
from Niigata
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 217 km ESE
from Niigata
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 230 km E
from Niigata
May 13, 2015 06:12
(Tokyo)
M 6.8 287 km ENE
from Niigata
Jun 18, 2019 22:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 93 km NNE
from Niigata
Aug 4, 2019 19:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 229 km E
from Niigata
Apr 20, 2020 05:39
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 284 km ENE
from Niigata

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Niigata

Earthquakes by city in Niigata

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

Use this regional Niigata earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Kashiwazaki, Sanjō, Shibata, Niitsu-honchō, Tsubame, Mitsuke, Shirone, Tōkamachi, Ojiya, Gosen, Kameda-honchō, Kamo, Murakami, Itoigawa, Muikamachi, Maki, Arai, Yoshida-kasugachō, Tochio-honchō, Suibara and Shiozawa.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Niigata, Japan?

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Niigata on the afternoon of April 11, 2024 at 13:16 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 100km west-northwest of Jōetsu at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Niigata, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Niigata, Japan?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Niigata on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 at 14:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 298km east of Niigata at a depth of 29km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Niigata since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Niigata, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 2598 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Niigata. This averages to 260 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.