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Latest quakes in or near Japan Sea in the past 24 hours on Saturday, March 2, 2024 - list, stats and map

: Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Ibaraki, Japan
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Mag. 3.0 earthquake 13 km north of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan -
Strongest todayMag. 4.6 12 km east of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 20:22 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Japan Sea in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Japan Sea, find out which quakes are happening right now!
In the past 24 hours, Japan Sea has had 16 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 4.6:
  • 2 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Latest today: Mag. 3.0 Earthquake 13 km N of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan -
Strongest today: Mag. 4.6 Earthquake 12 km E of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan -

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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 0.5 or higher (16 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
13 km north of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 3, 04:40 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 19:40 GMT
2.5

27 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan Info
Mar 3, 03:25 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 18:25 GMT
2.6

12 km
Japan Sea, 73 km west of Sado Island, Niigata, Japan Info
Mar 3, 02:34 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 17:34 GMT
2.7

9.3 km
9.8 km southwest of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 3, 01:35 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 16:35 GMT
3.8

314 km
Philippine Sea, 35 km south of Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 3, 01:34 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 16:34 GMT
2.8

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km east of Mobara, Chiba, Japan Info
Mar 3, 01:15 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 16:15 GMT
2.8

17 km
Japan Sea, 64 km west of Sado Island, Niigata, Japan Info
Mar 3, 01:11 am (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 16:11 GMT
2.8

15 km
Japan Sea, 73 km west of Sado Island, Niigata, Japan Info
Mar 2, 09:47 pm (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 12:47 GMT
3.1

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 55 km southeast of Katsuura, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
Info
Mar 2, 08:49 pm (GMT +9)
Mar 2, 11:49 GMT
2.5

13 km
29 km northeast of Anamizu, Ishikawa, Japan Info
Mar 2, 11:23 am (universal)
Mar 2, 11:23 GMT
4.6

12 km
12 km east of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
I FELT IT - 2 reports
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.8 x 1011 joules (188 megawatt hours, equivalent to 162 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Eniwa (JEW/JP network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Eniwa: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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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 46,000 quakes on average per year in or near Japan Sea:
  • Mag. 8 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.39 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.6 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 3.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 41 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 327 quakes per year (or 27.3 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 1,300 quakes per year (or 3.6 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 3,300 quakes per year (or 8.9 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 3,800 quakes per year (or 10.4 quakes per day)
Japan Sea has a high level of seismic activity. Japan Sea has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 8 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 Japan Sea 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 (16 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (12.5%)
3+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (37.5%)
2+
8 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (50%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (164 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (1.83%)
4+
16 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (9.76%)
3+
47 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (28.66%)
2+
98 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (59.76%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (655 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.76%)
4+
44 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (6.72%)
3+
202 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (30.84%)
2+
404 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (61.68%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (2,866 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.03%)
6+
1 quake
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.03%)
5+
25 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.87%)
4+
203 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.08%)
3+
888 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (30.98%)
2+
1,748 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (60.99%)
below M2
-
Mag
 
Number of quakes (6,352 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.02%)
6+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.06%)
5+
48 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.76%)
4+
494 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.78%)
3+
2,037 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (32.07%)
2+
3,768 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (59.32%)
below M2
-
Mag
 
Number of quakes (18,375 in total as 100%)
7+
4 quakes
Mag 7 or higher (0.02%)
6+
12 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.07%)
5+
125 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.68%)
4+
1,325 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (7.21%)
3+
5,845 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (31.81%)
2+
11,064 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (60.21%)
below M2
-
Mag
 
Number of quakes (46,446 in total as 100%)
7+
5 quakes
Mag 7 or higher (0.01%)
6+
25 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.05%)
5+
385 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (0.83%)
4+
2,915 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (6.28%)
3+
10,103 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (21.75%)
2+
19,881 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (42.8%)
below M2
13,132 quakes
(28.27%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours16 quakesno data862---
Past 7 days164 quakesno data9847163--
Past 30 days655 quakesno data404202445--
Past 90 days2,866 quakesno data1,7488882032511
Past 365 days6,352 quakesno data3,7682,0374944841
Past 3 years18,375 quakesno data11,0645,8451,325125124
Past 10 years46,446 quakes5,31319,88110,1032,915385255
Magnitude 0.0+, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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

Japan Sea Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Japan Sea?

Japan Sea 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 46,000 quakes on average per year in or near Japan Sea. Japan Sea has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 8 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 Japan Sea?

The last earthquake in Japan Sea occurred 28 minutes 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 Japan Sea in the past 24 hours?

In the past 24 hours, Japan Sea was shaken by 2 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 6 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 8 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Japan Sea in the past 24 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Japan Sea in the past 24 hours had a magnitude of 4.6 and occurred 9 hours ago:

A strong magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit 11.6 km (7 mi) away from Tsukuba, Ibaraki,  Japan, Sat, Mar 2, 2024 11:23 GMT. The quake had a very shallow depth of 11.8 km (7 mi) and was reported felt by some people near the epicenter.

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