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Latest quakes in or near Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.2 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 5.2 North Pacific Ocean, Chiba, Japan -
Updated: Mar 1, 2024 08:43 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Hitachi, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 24 hours, Hitachi has had one quake of magnitude 4.5.

In the past 30 days, Hitachi has had 58 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 5.2 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:

  • 0 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 3 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 17 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 38 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Latest today: Mag. 3.2 Earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 96 km E of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan -
Strongest: Mag. 5.2 Earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 44 km E of Mobara, Chiba, Japan -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 30 days, magnitude 2.8 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (196 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 1, 07:27 am (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 22:27 GMT

3.2

24 km
272 km (169 mi) to the NE North Pacific Ocean, 96 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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Mar 1, 05:47 am (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 20:47 GMT

2.8

28 km
131 km (82 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 25 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan 6 reportsMore
Mar 1, 05:43 am (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 20:43 GMT

5.2

24 km
137 km (85 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 44 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 81 reports
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Mar 1, 05:35 am (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 20:35 GMT

3.0

25 km
141 km (88 mi) to the S 9.9 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 22 reports
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Mar 1, 03:38 am (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 18:38 GMT

2.8

50 km
155 km (96 mi) to the NE North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan More
Feb 29, 04:01 pm (universal)
Feb 29, 16:01 GMT

4.5

78 km
86 km (53 mi) to the SW Ibaraki, 47 km northeast of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
I FELT IT - 4 reports
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Feb 29, 10:52 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 13:52 GMT

3.2

44 km
149 km (93 mi) to the NE North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 08:35 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 11:35 GMT

3.3

61 km
199 km (123 mi) to the NE North Pacific Ocean, 55 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 09:35 am (universal)
Feb 29, 09:35 GMT

5.1

20 km
135 km (84 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 12 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 20 reports
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Feb 29, 04:27 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 07:27 GMT

4.4

30 km
148 km (92 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 21 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 3 reports
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Feb 29, 04:19 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 29, 07:19 GMT

3.1

26 km
136 km (85 mi) to the S North Pacific Ocean, 24 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.7 x 1013 joules (4.74 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4080 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Ibaraki Yasato (JYT/JP network) | Show on map | Station Info
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 7,900 quakes on average per year in or near Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.03 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 33.3 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.23 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 4.3 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 7.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 47 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 212 quakes per year (or 17.7 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 579 quakes per year (or 48 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 731 quakes per year (or 61 quakes per month)
Hitachi has a very high level of seismic activity. Hitachi has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 30 to 35 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, by magnitude

7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (13 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
1 quake
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.69%)
3+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (30.77%)
2+
8 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (61.54%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (58 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (5.17%)
3+
17 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (29.31%)
2+
38 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (65.52%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (169 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (3.55%)
3+
57 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (33.73%)
2+
106 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (62.72%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (700 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
39 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (5.57%)
3+
235 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (33.57%)
2+
426 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (60.86%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (2,176 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
14 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.64%)
4+
129 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (5.93%)
3+
650 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (29.87%)
2+
1,383 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (63.56%)
below M2
-
Mag
 
Number of quakes (7,929 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
73 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.92%)
4+
451 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (5.69%)
3+
1,675 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (21.12%)
2+
3,728 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (47.02%)
below M2
2,002 quakes
(25.25%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours1 quakeno data--1---
Past 7 days13 quakesno data841---
Past 30 days58 quakesno data38173---
Past 90 days169 quakesno data106576---
Past 365 days700 quakesno data42623539---
Past 3 years2,176 quakesno data1,38365012914--
Past 10 years7,929 quakes1,5423,7281,67545173--
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 100 km (62 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
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Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Hitachi Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan?

Hitachi has a very high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 7,900 quakes on average per year in or near Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan. Hitachi has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 30 to 35 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Hitachi?

The last earthquake in Hitachi occurred 10 hours ago:

A light magnitude 3.2 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Japan in the morning of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 7.27 am local time (GMT +9). The quake had a very shallow depth of 24 km (15 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Hitachi in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, Hitachi has been shaken by 0 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 3 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 17 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 38 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Hitachi in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in Hitachi in the past 30 days occurred 12 hours ago:

A strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Chiba,  Japan, in the early morning of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 5.43 am local time (GMT +9). The quake had a very shallow depth of 24 km (15 mi) and was felt over a large region.

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