Latest earthquakes near Saitama, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Saitama.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 02:07
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 288 km SE
from Saitama
Apr 11, 2024 13:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 282 km NW
from Saitama
Apr 8, 2024 22:29
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 282 km NW
from Saitama
Apr 8, 2024 02:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 222 km ENE
from Saitama
Apr 6, 2024 00:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 185 km NE
from Saitama
Apr 4, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 6.1 285 km NE
from Saitama
Apr 4, 2024 11:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 18 km S
from Kawaguchi
Apr 3, 2024 12:34
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 81 km SE
from Saitama
Apr 2, 2024 17:24
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 297 km NW
from Saitama
Apr 2, 2024 05:57
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 126 km ESE
from Saitama
Mar 30, 2024 23:23
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 187 km ENE
from Saitama
Mar 28, 2024 23:49
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 236 km NE
from Saitama
Mar 27, 2024 23:13
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 293 km SW
from Tokorozawa
Mar 27, 2024 06:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 85 km ESE
from Saitama
Mar 23, 2024 08:31
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 265 km W
from Saitama
Mar 23, 2024 02:56
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 262 km NW
from Saitama
Mar 21, 2024 09:08
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 4 km E
from Kasukabe
Mar 18, 2024 18:49
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 59 km SE
from Saitama
Mar 18, 2024 03:50
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 64 km ESE
from Saitama
Mar 18, 2024 02:25
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 210 km NE
from Saitama
Mar 17, 2024 06:17
(Tokyo)
M 5.3 212 km NE
from Saitama
Mar 15, 2024 19:28
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 282 km NW
from Saitama
Mar 15, 2024 00:14
(Tokyo)
M 5.6 186 km NE
from Saitama
Mar 13, 2024 20:24
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 195 km NE
from Saitama
Mar 13, 2024 10:10
(Tokyo)
M 4.4 211 km NE
from Saitama

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Saitama

Recent Saitama Earthquake News

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

Saitama Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
294 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.7
Apr 13, 2024 02:07

Average

A total of 2940 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Saitama, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 294 earthquakes per year, or 24 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Saitama roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Saitama in 2016. A total of 416 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Saitama that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Saitama in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Saitama 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 Saitama (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2703 91.94%
Mag. 5 222 7.55%
Mag. 6 12 0.41%
Mag. 7 3 0.1%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Saitama

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 Saitama occurred on Jan 1, 2024 16:10 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 276 kilometers (171 mi) north-west of Saitama, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Saitama in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8 earthquake struck on Sep 1, 1923 11:58, 76 kilometers (47 mi) north-west of Saitama. It is the strongest earthquake near Saitama 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 Saitama, 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 Saitama.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Saitama.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 276 km NW
from Saitama
Mar 16, 2022 23:36
(Tokyo)
M 7.3 264 km NE
from Saitama
Feb 13, 2021 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 7.1 276 km NE
from Saitama
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 226 km NE
from Saitama
Jul 12, 2014 04:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.5 278 km ENE
from Saitama
Aug 4, 2019 19:23
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 269 km NE
from Saitama
Jan 1, 2024 16:18
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 290 km WNW
from Saitama
May 5, 2023 14:42
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 278 km NW
from Saitama
Sep 23, 2016 09:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 241 km SE
from Saitama
Nov 22, 2014 22:08
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 178 km WNW
from Saitama

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Saitama

Earthquakes by city in Saitama

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

Use this regional Saitama earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Sakado, Kōnosu, Gyōda, Yashio, Hannō, Wako, Shiki, Okegawa, Kukichūō, Kazo, Hasuda, Honjō, Yoshikawa, Hanyū, Chichibu, Satte, Hatogaya-honchō, Kamifukuoka, Shiraoka, Ōi and Sugito.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Saitama, Japan?

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Saitama on the night of April 13, 2024 at 02:07 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 288km south-east of Saitama at a depth of 23km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Saitama, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Saitama, Japan?

A 8 magnitude earthquake hit near Saitama on the morning of September 1, 1923 at 11:58 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 76km south-southwest of Saitama at a depth of 15km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Saitama since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Saitama, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 2940 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Saitama. This averages to 294 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.