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Largest earthquakes in or near Akita, Japan, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated Jun 13, 2022 00:05 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 7 quakes above magnitude 7
  • 35 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 186 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Akita has had 7 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or above, 35 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 186 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.3 | North Pacific Ocean, 54 km SE of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.6 | 25 km NW of Murakami, Niigata, Japan -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (228 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Mar 18, 2022 11:25 pm (GMT +9) (Mar 18, 2022 14:25 GMT)
5.3

35 km
71 km (44 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 54 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan 3 reportsMoreMap
Sep 30, 2021 5:45 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 30, 2021 08:45 GMT)
5.1

60 km
113 km (70 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 59 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 2 reportsMoreMap
Apr 18, 2021 09:29:11.44 (Apr 18, 2021 00:29 GMT)
6.1

46 km
112 km (70 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 53 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 30 reportsMoreMap
Mar 20, 2021 6:09 pm (GMT +9) (Mar 20, 2021 09:09 GMT)
7.0

44 km
63 km (39 mi)16 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 218 reportsMoreMap
Mar 9, 2021 8:29 am (GMT +9) (Mar 8, 2021 23:29 GMT)
5.4

76 km
74 km (46 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 46 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 1 reportMoreMap
Apr 19, 2020 20:39 GMT
6.4

53 km
125 km (78 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 29 km southeast of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, Japan 12 reportsMoreMap
Aug 15, 2019 05:32 GMT
5.2

105 km
44 km (27 mi)28 km north of Misawa, Aomori, Japan 1 reportMoreMap
Jun 18, 2019 13:22 GMT
6.5

10 km
58 km (36 mi)37 km west of Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan 34 reportsMoreMap
Mar 6, 2019 19:26 GMT
5.0

71 km
65 km (40 mi)Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan MoreMap
Feb 27, 2019 00:55 GMT
5.0

56 km
109 km (68 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 52 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan MoreMap
Oct 25, 2018 18:36 GMT
5.7

47 km
97 km (60 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 40 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 11 reportsMoreMap
Sep 18, 2018 16:21 GMT
5.1

70 km
91 km (57 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 36 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 2 reportsMoreMap
May 12, 2018 16:49 GMT
5.0

79 km
66 km (41 mi)37 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 2 reportsMoreMap
May 6, 2018 20:00 GMT
5.2

95 km
26 km (16 mi)8.5 km southwest of Morioka, Iwate, Japan 1 reportMoreMap
Apr 12, 2018 13:37 GMT
5.0

55 km
105 km (65 mi)North Pacific Ocean, 50 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan 2 reportsMoreMap
Jan 30, 2018 00:26 GMT
5.0

120 km
13 km (8.1 mi)28 km north of Kakunodatemachi, Semboku-shi, Akita, Japan 1 reportMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12618 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 678.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Akita Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Akita?

The last earthquake in Akita occurred 15 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Friday, Mar 18, 2022 at 11:25 pm (GMT +9).

How many quakes were there in Akita since 1900?

Since 1900, Akita, Japan had 228 quakes up to magnitude 7.6.

What was the strongest quake in Akita since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Akita since 1900 occurred 58 years ago: Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - 25 km northwest of Murakami, Niigata, Japan, on Tuesday, June 16, 1964 at 04:01 GMT.

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