Latest earthquakes near Okayama, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Okayama.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 9, 2024 04:34
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 292 km SW
from Okayama
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
May 4, 2024 09:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
May 3, 2024 11:42
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 190 km SW
from Kurashiki
May 3, 2024 09:10
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 157 km SE
from Okayama
May 2, 2024 08:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 234 km W
from Okayama
Apr 29, 2024 06:09
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 24, 2024 10:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 23, 2024 14:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 23, 2024 09:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 21, 2024 21:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 279 km E
from Okayama
Apr 18, 2024 23:46
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 18, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 190 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 18, 2024 06:31
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 18, 2024 00:44
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 18, 2024 00:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 188 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 18, 2024 00:30
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 17, 2024 23:52
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 199 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 17, 2024 23:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 221 km SW
from Okayama
Apr 17, 2024 23:19
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 197 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 197 km SW
from Kurashiki
Apr 17, 2024 19:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 269 km ENE
from Okayama
Apr 13, 2024 16:43
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 177 km SW
from Okayama
Apr 8, 2024 10:25
(Tokyo)
M 5.1 393 km SW
from Kurashiki
Mar 23, 2024 08:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 273 km ENE
from Okayama

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Okayama

Recent Okayama Earthquake News

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

Okayama Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
27 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.5
May 9, 2024 04:34

Average

A total of 273 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Okayama, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 27 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Okayama roughly every 13 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Okayama in 2022. A total of 37 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Okayama that year. The strongest had a 6.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Okayama in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Okayama 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 Okayama (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 251 91.94%
Mag. 5 19 6.96%
Mag. 6 3 1.1%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Okayama

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.3
On Jan 22, 2022 01:08.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.3
On Dec 21, 1946 04:19.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Okayama occurred on Jan 22, 2022 01:08 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.3 and struck 276 kilometers (171 mi) south-west of Okayama, at a depth of 39 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Okayama in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.3 earthquake struck on Dec 21, 1946 04:19, 249 kilometers (155 mi) south-west of Okayama. It is the strongest earthquake near Okayama 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 Okayama, 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 Okayama.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Okayama.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 22, 2022 01:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 276 km SW
from Okayama
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 197 km SW
from Kurashiki
Oct 21, 2016 14:07
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 81 km N
from Okayama
Apr 1, 2016 11:39
(Tokyo)
M 5.9 267 km ESE
from Okayama
Apr 9, 2018 01:32
(Tokyo)
M 5.7 143 km WNW
from Okayama
Jun 18, 2018 07:58
(Tokyo)
M 5.5 157 km E
from Okayama
Apr 16, 2016 03:55
(Tokyo)
M 5.5 298 km SW
from Kurashiki
Jul 13, 2015 02:52
(Tokyo)
M 5.5 271 km SW
from Okayama
Nov 2, 2018 16:53
(Tokyo)
M 5.4 156 km SE
from Okayama
May 9, 2022 17:33
(Tokyo)
M 5.3 271 km E
from Okayama

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Okayama

Earthquakes by city in Okayama

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

Use this regional Okayama earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Tsuyama, Tamano, Kasaoka, Sōja, Ibara, Takahashi, Niimi and Kamogatachō-kamogata.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Okayama, Japan?

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Okayama on the night of May 9, 2024 at 04:34 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 292km southwest of Okayama at a depth of 105km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Okayama, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Okayama, Japan?

A 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Okayama on the night of December 21, 1946 at 04:19 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 249km south-east of Okayama at a depth of 15km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Okayama since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Okayama, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 273 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Okayama. This averages to 27 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 13 days.