Latest earthquakes near Shimane, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Shimane.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 6, 2024 00:50
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 261 km SSW
from Matsue
May 4, 2024 09:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 261 km SSW
from Matsue
May 3, 2024 11:42
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 250 km SSW
from Matsue
May 3, 2024 09:10
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 278 km SE
from Matsue
May 2, 2024 08:20
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 193 km SW
from Matsue
Apr 29, 2024 06:09
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 24, 2024 10:59
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 23, 2024 14:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 23, 2024 09:51
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 18, 2024 23:46
(Tokyo)
M 3.8 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 18, 2024 12:16
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 250 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 18, 2024 06:31
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 18, 2024 00:44
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 18, 2024 00:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 247 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 18, 2024 00:30
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 17, 2024 23:52
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 261 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 17, 2024 23:27
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 263 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 17, 2024 23:19
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 256 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 256 km SSW
from Matsue
Apr 13, 2024 16:43
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 224 km S
from Matsue
Mar 22, 2024 01:08
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 241 km E
from Matsue
Mar 18, 2024 10:58
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 250 km SSW
from Matsue
Mar 9, 2024 02:55
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 235 km SE
from Matsue
Mar 7, 2024 11:28
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 235 km SE
from Matsue
Feb 28, 2024 17:29
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 235 km E
from Matsue

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Shimane

Recent Shimane Earthquake News

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

Shimane Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
18 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.9
May 6, 2024 00:50

Average

A total of 183 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Shimane, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 18 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Shimane roughly every 19 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Shimane in 2021. A total of 24 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Shimane that year. The strongest had a 5.2 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Shimane in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Shimane 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 Shimane (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 171 93.44%
Mag. 5 10 5.46%
Mag. 6 2 1.09%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Shimane

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.3
On Apr 17, 2024 23:14.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7
On Mar 7, 1927 18:27.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Shimane occurred on Apr 17, 2024 23:14 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.3 and struck 256 kilometers (159 mi) south-southwest of Matsue, at a depth of 32 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Shimane in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7 earthquake struck on Mar 7, 1927 18:27, 176 kilometers (109 mi) south-southwest of Matsue. It is the strongest earthquake near Shimane 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 Shimane, 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 Shimane.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Shimane.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 17, 2024 23:14
(Tokyo)
M 6.3 256 km SSW
from Matsue
Oct 21, 2016 14:07
(Tokyo)
M 6.2 70 km E
from Matsue
Apr 9, 2018 01:32
(Tokyo)
M 5.7 52 km WSW
from Matsue
Jul 13, 2015 02:52
(Tokyo)
M 5.5 299 km SSW
from Matsue
Jun 18, 2018 07:58
(Tokyo)
M 5.5 246 km ESE
from Matsue
Nov 2, 2018 16:53
(Tokyo)
M 5.4 278 km SE
from Matsue
Nov 19, 2016 11:48
(Tokyo)
M 5.3 285 km SE
from Matsue
Jul 17, 2021 20:49
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 236 km SSW
from Matsue
Mar 13, 2019 13:48
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 249 km SE
from Matsue
Dec 3, 2021 09:28
(Tokyo)
M 5.2 261 km SE
from Matsue

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Shimane

Earthquakes by city in Shimane

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

Use this regional Shimane earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Izumo, Masuda, Hamada, Yasugichō, Ōdachō-ōda, Hiratachō and Gōtsuchō.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Shimane, Japan?

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Shimane on the night of May 6, 2024 at 00:50 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 261km south-southwest of Matsue at a depth of 40km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Shimane, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Shimane, Japan?

A 7 magnitude earthquake hit near Shimane on the evening of March 7, 1927 at 18:27 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 176km east of Matsue at a depth of 10km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Shimane since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Shimane, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 183 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Shimane. This averages to 18 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 20 days.