Latest earthquakes near Yamagata, Japan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Yamagata.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 26, 2024 16:59
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 124 km ENE
from Yamagata
May 26, 2024 00:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.8 240 km S
from Yamagata
May 22, 2024 06:40
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 272 km S
from Yamagata
May 22, 2024 05:46
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 174 km SE
from Yamagata
May 21, 2024 21:06
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 279 km NE
from Sakata
May 21, 2024 15:09
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 281 km ENE
from Yamagata
May 19, 2024 06:32
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 153 km SSE
from Yamagata
May 19, 2024 00:45
(Tokyo)
M 4.7 159 km SE
from Yamagata
May 18, 2024 09:55
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 272 km S
from Yamagata
May 17, 2024 01:15
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 139 km SE
from Yamagata
May 16, 2024 22:18
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 213 km NE
from Yamagata
May 14, 2024 02:13
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 217 km SSE
from Yamagata
May 13, 2024 01:37
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 106 km E
from Yamagata
May 12, 2024 12:03
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 121 km SSE
from Yamagata
May 10, 2024 19:40
(Tokyo)
M 4.5 248 km WSW
from Yamagata
May 8, 2024 06:53
(Tokyo)
M 3.7 270 km WSW
from Yamagata
May 7, 2024 23:17
(Tokyo)
M 3.5 146 km SSE
from Yamagata
May 6, 2024 13:43
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 210 km SE
from Yamagata
May 6, 2024 02:32
(Tokyo)
M 4.2 259 km SE
from Yamagata
May 2, 2024 04:06
(Tokyo)
M 3.6 168 km ENE
from Yamagata
May 2, 2024 02:36
(Tokyo)
M 3.9 123 km ESE
from Yamagata
Apr 29, 2024 01:16
(Tokyo)
M 4.6 130 km SE
from Yamagata
Apr 28, 2024 18:28
(Tokyo)
M 4.0 239 km WSW
from Yamagata
Apr 28, 2024 14:08
(Tokyo)
M 4.3 191 km W
from Sakata
Apr 28, 2024 09:30
(Tokyo)
M 4.1 286 km NE
from Yamagata

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Yamagata

Recent Yamagata Earthquake News

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

Yamagata Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
301 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4
May 26, 2024 16:59

Average

A total of 3018 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Yamagata, Japan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 301 earthquakes per year, or 25 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Yamagata roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Yamagata in 2014. A total of 412 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Yamagata that year. The strongest had a 6.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Yamagata in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Yamagata 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 Yamagata (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2782 92.18%
Mag. 5 217 7.19%
Mag. 6 15 0.5%
Mag. 7 4 0.13%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Yamagata

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 Yamagata occurred on Jan 1, 2024 16:10 local time (Asia/Tokyo timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 284 kilometers (176 mi) west-southwest of Yamagata, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Yamagata in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-9.1 earthquake struck on Mar 11, 2011 14:46, 175 kilometers (109 mi) west-southwest of Yamagata. It is the strongest earthquake near Yamagata 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 Yamagata, 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 Yamagata.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Yamagata.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jan 1, 2024 16:10
(Tokyo)
M 7.5 284 km WSW
from Yamagata
Mar 16, 2022 23:36
(Tokyo)
M 7.3 121 km ESE
from Yamagata
Feb 13, 2021 23:07
(Tokyo)
M 7.1 136 km ESE
from Yamagata
Mar 20, 2021 18:09
(Tokyo)
M 7.0 114 km ENE
from Yamagata
May 1, 2021 10:27
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 108 km E
from Yamagata
Nov 22, 2016 05:59
(Tokyo)
M 6.9 129 km SE
from Yamagata
May 13, 2015 06:12
(Tokyo)
M 6.8 163 km ENE
from Yamagata
Feb 17, 2015 08:06
(Tokyo)
M 6.7 282 km NE
from Yamagata
Jul 12, 2014 04:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.5 229 km SE
from Yamagata
Jun 18, 2019 22:22
(Tokyo)
M 6.4 45 km SW
from Sakata

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Yamagata

Earthquakes by city in Yamagata

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

Use this regional Yamagata earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Tsuruoka, Yonezawa, Tendō, Higashine, Sagae, Shinjō, Kaminoyama, Nagai, Takahata, Shonai and Obanazawa.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Yamagata, Japan?

A 4 magnitude earthquake hit near Yamagata on the afternoon of May 26, 2024 at 16:59 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 124km east-northeast of Yamagata at a depth of 80km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Yamagata, Japan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Yamagata, Japan?

A 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Yamagata on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 at 14:46 local time (Asia/Tokyo). The center of this earthquake was located 175km east of Yamagata at a depth of 29km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Yamagata since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Yamagata, Japan?

In the past 10 years, 3018 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Yamagata. This averages to 302 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.