Latest earthquakes near Jōetsu, Niigata today

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List of latest earthquakes near Jōetsu.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 30, 2024 11:54
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 161 km S
from Jōetsu
May 26, 2024 00:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 200 km SE
from Jōetsu
May 22, 2024 06:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 224 km SE
from Jōetsu
May 19, 2024 06:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 229 km E
from Jōetsu
May 19, 2024 00:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 298 km E
from Jōetsu
May 18, 2024 09:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 272 km ESE
from Jōetsu
May 17, 2024 01:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 299 km E
from Jōetsu
May 14, 2024 02:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 277 km ESE
from Jōetsu
May 12, 2024 12:03
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 227 km E
from Jōetsu
May 10, 2024 19:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 73 km NW
from Jōetsu
May 10, 2024 18:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 122 km WNW
from Jōetsu
May 8, 2024 06:53
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 89 km NW
from Jōetsu
May 7, 2024 23:17
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 263 km E
from Jōetsu
Apr 30, 2024 01:14
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 144 km SSW
from Jōetsu
Apr 29, 2024 01:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 271 km E
from Jōetsu
Apr 28, 2024 18:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 87 km NW
from Jōetsu
Apr 28, 2024 14:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 180 km NNW
from Jōetsu
Apr 28, 2024 05:43
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 234 km SSW
from Jōetsu
Apr 25, 2024 13:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 217 km ESE
from Jōetsu
Apr 24, 2024 21:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 226 km ESE
from Jōetsu
Apr 24, 2024 20:40
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 224 km ESE
from Jōetsu
Apr 24, 2024 02:01
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 241 km SE
from Jōetsu
Apr 20, 2024 00:00
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 253 km ESE
from Jōetsu
Apr 19, 2024 09:33
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 192 km SE
from Jōetsu
Apr 17, 2024 19:18
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 144 km SSW
from Jōetsu

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Jōetsu

Recent Jōetsu Earthquake News

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

Jōetsu Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
164 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.9
May 30, 2024 11:54

Average

A total of 1648 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Jōetsu, Niigata in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 164 earthquakes per year, or 13 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Jōetsu roughly every 2 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Jōetsu in 2024. A total of 244 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Jōetsu that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Jōetsu in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Jōetsu 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 Jōetsu (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1518 92.11%
Mag. 5 123 7.46%
Mag. 6 6 0.36%
Mag. 7 1 0.06%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Jōetsu

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Jan 1, 2024 16:10.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8
On Sep 1, 1923 11:58.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Jōetsu 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 Jōetsu in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Sep 1, 1923 11:58, 231 kilometers (144 mi) west-northwest of Jōetsu. It is the strongest earthquake near Jōetsu 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 Jōetsu, Niigata 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 Jōetsu.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Jōetsu.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 93 km WNW
from Jōetsu
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 280 km E
from Jōetsu
Jun 18, 2019 22:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 198 km NNE
from Jōetsu
Jan 1, 2024 16:18
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 125 km W
from Jōetsu
Nov 22, 2014 22:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 64 km SSW
from Jōetsu
May 5, 2023 14:42
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 94 km WNW
from Jōetsu
May 26, 2023 19:03
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 273 km SE
from Jōetsu
Oct 7, 2021 22:41
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 240 km SE
from Jōetsu
Dec 20, 2014 18:29
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 295 km E
from Jōetsu
Nov 24, 2016 06:23
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 273 km E
from Jōetsu

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Jōetsu

Nearest earthquakes from Jōetsu

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Jōetsu.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 12, 2022 22:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 9 km WNW
from Jōetsu
Jan 20, 2015 07:34
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 20 km ENE
from Jōetsu
Sep 24, 2021 18:48
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 21 km N
from Jōetsu
Jun 17, 2023 22:42
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 27 km W
from Jōetsu
Aug 22, 2020 02:32
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 29 km SE
from Jōetsu
May 27, 2017 20:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 38 km SSE
from Jōetsu
May 15, 2016 11:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 41 km SSW
from Jōetsu
May 25, 2018 21:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 41 km SE
from Jōetsu
Sep 17, 2018 09:21
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 40 km W
from Jōetsu
Apr 14, 2017 23:01
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 43 km SE
from Jōetsu

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Jōetsu

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Jōetsu, Niigata?

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Jōetsu on the morning of May 30, 2024 at 11:54 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 161km south of Jōetsu at a depth of 20km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Jōetsu, Niigata in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Jōetsu, Niigata?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Jōetsu on the morning of September 1, 1923 at 11:58 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 231km south-southeast of Jōetsu at a depth of 15km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Jōetsu since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Jōetsu, Niigata?

In the past 10 years, 1648 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Jōetsu. This averages to 165 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.