Latest earthquakes near Okinawa, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Okinawa.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jun 18, 2024 20:21
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 135 km ENE
from Ishigaki
Jun 18, 2024 12:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 244 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 17, 2024 13:47
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 251 km E
from Naha
Jun 16, 2024 17:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 253 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 16, 2024 02:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 233 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 15, 2024 12:00
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 90 km NNE
from Okinawa
Jun 13, 2024 18:20
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 274 km NE
from Naha
Jun 13, 2024 08:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 256 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 12, 2024 21:41
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 279 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 12, 2024 06:51
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 265 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 10, 2024 12:56
(Tokyo)
M 5.0 155 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 10, 2024 05:05
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 240 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 9, 2024 15:41
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 49 km NNE
from Naha
Jun 7, 2024 08:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 193 km ENE
from Naha
Jun 7, 2024 00:51
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 250 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 6, 2024 20:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 250 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 6, 2024 19:22
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 43 km N
from Naha
Jun 6, 2024 15:18
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 249 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 6, 2024 11:12
(Tokyo)
M 4.9 299 km NE
from Okinawa
Jun 5, 2024 13:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 192 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 2, 2024 10:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 260 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 2, 2024 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 5.0 262 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 1, 2024 09:32
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 214 km W
from Ishigaki
Jun 1, 2024 03:33
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 195 km SE
from Ishigaki
Jun 1, 2024 02:10
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 267 km W
from Ishigaki

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Okinawa

Recent Okinawa Earthquake News

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

Okinawa Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
309 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.2
Jun 18, 2024 20:21

Average

A total of 3099 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Okinawa, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 309 earthquakes per year, or 25 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Okinawa roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Okinawa in 2024. A total of 538 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Okinawa that year. The strongest had a 7.4 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Okinawa in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Okinawa 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 Okinawa (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2775 89.55%
Mag. 5 303 9.78%
Mag. 6 20 0.65%
Mag. 7 1 0.03%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Okinawa

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.4
On Apr 3, 2024 08:58.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On Jun 5, 1920 13:21.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Okinawa occurred on Apr 3, 2024 08:58 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.4 and struck 266 kilometers (165 mi) west-southwest of Ishigaki, at a depth of 40 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Okinawa in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on Jun 5, 1920 13:21, 235 kilometers (146 mi) west-southwest of Ishigaki. It is the strongest earthquake near Okinawa 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 Okinawa, 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 Okinawa.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Okinawa.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 3, 2024 08:58
(Tokyo)
M 7.4 266 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Mar 23, 2022 02:41
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 280 km WSW
from Ishigaki
Jun 14, 2020 00:51
(Tokyo)
M 6.6 299 km N
from Naha
Apr 20, 2015 10:42
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 187 km W
from Ishigaki
Feb 7, 2018 00:50
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 254 km W
from Ishigaki
Apr 3, 2024 09:11
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 253 km W
from Ishigaki
May 31, 2016 14:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 211 km NW
from Ishigaki
Sep 18, 2023 22:21
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 247 km W
from Naha
Jan 3, 2022 18:46
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 196 km WSW
from Ishigaki
May 9, 2022 15:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 173 km WSW
from Ishigaki

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Okinawa

Earthquakes by city in Okinawa

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

Use this regional Okinawa earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Ginowan, Gushikawa, Nago, Itoman, Tomigusuku, Yomitan, Hirara, Katsuren-haebaru, Chatan, Ishikawa and Yonabaru.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Okinawa, Japan?

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Okinawa on the evening of June 18, 2024 at 20:21 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 135km east-northeast of Ishigaki at a depth of 50km under water in the East China Sea. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Okinawa, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Okinawa, Japan?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Okinawa on the afternoon of June 5, 1920 at 13:21 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 235km west-southwest of Ishigaki at a depth of 20km under water in the Philippine Sea. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Okinawa since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Okinawa, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 3099 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Okinawa. This averages to 310 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.