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List of latest earthquakes near Niigata.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 30, 2024 11:54
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 251 km SSW
from Niigata
May 28, 2024 18:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 246 km E
from Niigata
May 26, 2024 16:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 254 km ENE
from Niigata
May 26, 2024 00:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 220 km SSE
from Niigata
May 22, 2024 06:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 252 km SSE
from Niigata
May 22, 2024 05:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 271 km E
from Niigata
May 19, 2024 06:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 193 km SE
from Niigata
May 19, 2024 00:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 242 km ESE
from Niigata
May 18, 2024 09:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 280 km SE
from Niigata
May 17, 2024 01:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 234 km ESE
from Niigata
May 14, 2024 02:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 255 km SE
from Niigata
May 13, 2024 01:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 230 km ENE
from Niigata
May 12, 2024 12:03
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 176 km ESE
from Niigata
May 10, 2024 19:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 122 km WSW
from Niigata
May 10, 2024 18:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 193 km WSW
from Niigata
May 8, 2024 06:53
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 145 km WSW
from Niigata
May 7, 2024 23:17
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 212 km ESE
from Niigata
May 2, 2024 04:06
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 292 km ENE
from Niigata
May 2, 2024 02:36
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 229 km E
from Niigata
Apr 30, 2024 01:14
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 249 km SSW
from Niigata
Apr 29, 2024 01:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 211 km ESE
from Niigata
Apr 28, 2024 18:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 115 km W
from Niigata
Apr 28, 2024 14:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 148 km NW
from Niigata
Apr 28, 2024 09:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 258 km N
from Niigata
Apr 25, 2024 13:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 205 km SE
from Niigata

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

Average

A total of 2369 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Niigata in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 236 earthquakes per year, or 19 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 330 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 2181 92.06%
Mag. 5 169 7.13%
Mag. 6 15 0.63%
Mag. 7 4 0.17%
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 159 kilometers (99 mi) west-southwest of Niigata, 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-southwest 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 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 Distance
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 159 km WSW
from Niigata
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
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 230 km E
from Niigata
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 217 km ESE
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

Nearest earthquakes from Niigata

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Niigata.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Dec 22, 2023 15:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 37 km S
from Niigata
Jun 27, 2020 16:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 40 km SW
from Niigata
Nov 23, 2020 02:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 43 km S
from Niigata
Apr 1, 2023 18:41
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 49 km NNW
from Niigata
Aug 6, 2020 12:06
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 59 km SSW
from Niigata
Oct 18, 2022 04:50
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 58 km ESE
from Niigata
Jul 25, 2020 19:39
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 66 km ESE
from Niigata
Jan 16, 2021 18:43
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 69 km ESE
from Niigata
Dec 16, 2014 18:49
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 68 km ESE
from Niigata
Aug 22, 2021 06:14
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 72 km W
from Niigata

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Niigata

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Niigata?

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Niigata on the morning of May 30, 2024 at 11:54 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 251km south-southwest of Niigata at a depth of 20km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Niigata in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Niigata?

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?

In the past 10 years, 2369 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Niigata. This averages to 237 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.