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

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Mag. 2.6 earthquake Japan Sea, Niigata, Japan - 5 days ago
Strongest since 2024Mag. 7.5 Ishikawa, Toyama, Japan - Jan 1, 2024 - 9 weeks ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 21:50 GMT -
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Niigata Shi in the past 24 hours.

Since 2024, Niigata Shi has had 16 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 7.5:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 7
  • 1 quake between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 10 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Latest: Mag. 2.6 Earthquake Japan Sea, 5.5 km NW of Murakami, Niigata, Japan -
Strongest: Mag. 7.5 Earthquake Ishikawa, 86 km N of Takaoka, Toyama, Japan -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2024, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (23 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
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Feb 25, 10:39 am (GMT +9)
Feb 25, 01:39 GMT

2.6

155 km
36 km (22 mi) to the NE Japan Sea, 5.5 km northwest of Murakami, Niigata, Japan More
Thursday, February 15, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 15, 12:51 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 15, 03:51 GMT

2.8

41 km
10.6 km southwest of Niigata, Niigata, Japan More
Sunday, February 11, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 11, 01:33 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 11, 04:33 GMT

3.1

223 km
22 km (14 mi) to the N Japan Sea, 36 km north of Niigata, Niigata, Japan More
Saturday, February 10, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 10, 02:36 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 10, 05:36 GMT

2.9

20 km
49 km (30 mi) to the W Japan Sea, 45 km northwest of Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan More
Thursday, February 8, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 8, 02:55 pm (GMT +9)
Feb 8, 05:55 GMT

3.2

156 km
6.4 km southwest of Shibata, Niigata, Japan More
Thursday, January 25, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Jan 26, 12:29 am (GMT +9)
Jan 25, 15:29 GMT

3.0

183 km
5.8 km southeast of Niigata, Niigata, Japan More
Jan 25, 11:30 am (GMT +9)
Jan 25, 02:30 GMT

3.4

254 km
43 km (27 mi) to the SW Japan Sea, 25 km northwest of Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan More
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 24, 06:33 pm (GMT +9)
Jan 24, 09:33 GMT

2.8

184 km
50 km (31 mi) to the NE 16 km north of Murakami, Niigata, Japan More
Sunday, January 21, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 22, 01:54 am (GMT +9)
Jan 21, 16:54 GMT

2.8

32 km
42 km (26 mi) to the W Japan Sea, 42 km northwest of Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan More
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 18, 08:16 am (GMT +9)
Jan 17, 23:16 GMT

3.0

30 km
46 km (29 mi) to the W Japan Sea, 40 km northwest of Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan More
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Jan 9, 08:50 pm (GMT +9)
Jan 9, 11:50 GMT

2.8

30 km
46 km (29 mi) to the W Japan Sea, 41 km northwest of Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Number of quakes per year

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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 334 quakes on average per year in or near Niigata Shi, Japan:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.12 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 8.3 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.72 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.4 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 2.7 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 12.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 31.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 33 quakes per year
Niigata Shi has a high level of seismic activity. Niigata Shi has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

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

3 years
Mag
 
Number of quakes (274 in total as 100%)
7+
2 quakes
Mag 7 or higher (0.73%)
6+
1 quake
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.36%)
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.36%)
4+
14 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (5.11%)
3+
86 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (31.39%)
2+
170 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (62.04%)

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Niigata Shi Earthquake FAQ

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

Niigata Shi has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 334 quakes on average per year in or near Niigata Shi, Japan. Niigata Shi has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Niigata Shi?

The last earthquake in Niigata Shi occurred 5 days ago:

A light magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Niigata,  Japan, in the morning of Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 at 10.39 am local time (GMT +9). The quake had a moderate depth of 155 km (97 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Niigata Shi since 2024?

Since 2024, Niigata Shi has been shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 7.5, 1 quake of magnitude , 10 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 4 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Niigata Shi since 2024?

The strongest earthquake in Niigata Shi since 2024 occurred 9 weeks ago:

Mag. 7.5 earthquake Ishikawa, Toyama, Japan - Jan 1, 2024 - 9 weeks ago

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit 86 km (53 mi) away from Takaoka, Toyama,  Japan, in the afternoon of Monday, Jan 1, 2024 at 4.10 pm local time (GMT +9). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was felt over a large region.

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