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Latest quakes in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.0 earthquake 13 km north of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 5.1 19 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan -
Updated: Mar 3, 2024 01:44 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake near Jōetsu, find out which quakes are happening right now!
In the past 24 hours, Jōetsu has had 3 quakes of magnitude 2.0+, the largest largest being a 2.8 quake.
In the past 30 days, Jōetsu has had 138 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 5.1:
  • 2 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 36 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 94 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Latest today: Mag. 3.0 Earthquake 13 km N of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan -
Strongest: Mag. 5.1 Earthquake 19 km SE of Mobara, Chiba, Japan -

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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 30 days, magnitude 3 or higher, within up to 300 km (186 mi) distance (162 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 3, 04:54 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 19:54 GMT
3.0

15 km
119 km (74 mi) to the W 13 km north of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 3, 01:35 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 16:35 GMT
3.8

314 km
298 km (185 mi) to the S Philippine Sea, 35 km south of Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 11:23 am (universal)
Mar 2, 11:23 GMT
4.6

12 km
205 km (127 mi) to the SE 12 km east of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
I FELT IT - 3 reports
Info
Mar 2, 05:50 pm (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 08:50 GMT
3.2

42 km
219 km (136 mi) to the SE Chiba, 29 km east of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
I FELT IT - 2 reports
Info
Mar 2, 09:44 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 00:44 GMT
3.0

23 km
275 km (171 mi) to the SE 9.9 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Friday, March 1, 2024 GMT (9 quakes)
Mar 2, 07:13 am (GMT +9)
Mar 1, 22:13 GMT
3.1

26 km
282 km (175 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 17 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 03:56 am (GMT +9)
Mar 1, 18:56 GMT
3.7

29 km
277 km (172 mi) to the E North Pacific Ocean, 42 km east of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 03:40 am (GMT +9)
Mar 1, 18:40 GMT
4.6

29 km
290 km (180 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 25 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 1 report
Info
Mar 2, 03:38 am (GMT +9)
Mar 1, 18:38 GMT
4.5

32 km
283 km (176 mi) to the SE 22 km south of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 03:08 am (GMT +9)
Mar 1, 18:08 GMT
3.1

30 km
276 km (172 mi) to the SE North Pacific Ocean, 17 km southeast of Tōgane, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 01:49 am (GMT +9)
Mar 1, 16:49 GMT
5.1

21 km
284 km (177 mi) to the SE 19 km southeast of Mobara, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT - 49 reports
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2 x 1013 joules (5.55 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4772 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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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 2,400 quakes on average per year in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.16 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 6.3 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.16 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 17.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 76 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 190 quakes per year (or 15.8 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 206 quakes per year (or 17.2 quakes per month)
Jōetsu has a very high level of seismic activity. Jōetsu has had at least 9 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan, by magnitude

Past 24 hours
7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (3 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+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (100%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (15 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+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (20%)
2+
12 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (80%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (138 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.45%)
4+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (4.35%)
3+
36 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (26.09%)
2+
94 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (68.12%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (966 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.1%)
6+
-
betw. Mag 6 - 7
5+
11 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.14%)
4+
79 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (8.18%)
3+
282 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (29.19%)
2+
593 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (61.39%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,269 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.08%)
6+
1 quake
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.08%)
5+
13 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.02%)
4+
96 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.57%)
3+
392 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (30.89%)
2+
766 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (60.36%)
below M2
-
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,750 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.06%)
6+
1 quake
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.06%)
5+
15 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.86%)
4+
136 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.77%)
3+
538 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (30.74%)
2+
1,059 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (60.51%)
below M2
-
Mag
 
Number of quakes (2,435 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.04%)
6+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.08%)
5+
17 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.7%)
4+
160 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (6.57%)
3+
600 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (24.64%)
2+
1,182 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (48.54%)
below M2
473 quakes
(19.43%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours3 quakesno data3-----
Past 7 days15 quakesno data123----
Past 30 days138 quakesno data943662--
Past 90 days966 quakesno data5932827911-1
Past 365 days1,269 quakesno data766392961311
Past 3 years1,750 quakesno data1,0595381361511
Past 10 years2,435 quakes1661,1826001601721
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 100 km (62 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 30 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 7 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Jōetsu Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan?

Jōetsu 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 2,400 quakes on average per year in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan. Jōetsu has had at least 9 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Jōetsu?

The last earthquake in Jōetsu occurred 6 hours ago and had a magnitude of 3.0:

A light magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit 13.2 km (8 mi) away from Anamizu, Ishikawa,  Japan, in the early morning of Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 at 4.54 am local time (GMT +9). The quake had a very shallow depth of 15.1 km (9 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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

In the past 30 days, Jōetsu has been shaken by 2 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 6 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 36 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 94 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

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

The strongest earthquake in Jōetsu in the past 30 days had a magnitude of 5.1 and occurred 1 day 9 hours ago:

A strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 19.3 km (12 mi) away from Mobara, Chiba,  Japan, in the early morning of Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 at 1.49 am local time (GMT +9). The quake had a very shallow depth of 21 km (13 mi) and was felt widely in the area.

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Largest Quakes in or near Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan

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