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Latest quakes in or near Japan in the past 48 hours on Thursday, September 29, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Sep 29, 2022 17:04 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 6 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 10 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 32 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
In the past 48 hours, Japan was shaken by 6 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 10 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 32 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.7 | 21 km N of Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan -

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.9 | North Pacific Ocean, Japan -

Recent quakes above magnitude 2.0 in or near Japan (updated )

Past 24 hours19 quakes | 12 quakes M2+ | 3 quakes M3+ | 4 quakes M4+
Past 7 days157 quakes | 85 quakes M2+ | 50 quakes M3+ | 22 quakes M4+
Past 30 days641 quakes | 345 quakes M2+ | 203 quakes M3+ | 82 quakes M4+ | 11 quakes M5+
Past 90 days1,919 quakes | 1,034 quakes M2+ | 588 quakes M3+ | 255 quakes M4+ | 42 quakes M5+
Past 365 days9,431 quakes | 5,221 quakes M2+ | 2,931 quakes M3+ | 1,104 quakes M4+ | 166 quakes M5+ | 8 quakes M6+ | 1 quake M7+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (48 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Thursday, September 29, 2022 GMT (13 quakes)
Sep 30, 2022 12:03 am (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 15:03 GMT)
4.7

6.4 km
21 km north of Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Sep 29, 2022 11:45 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 14:45 GMT)
2.5

143 km
5 km southwest of Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 10:43 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 13:43 GMT)
2.9

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 76 km northeast of Mutsu, Aomori, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 10:29 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 13:29 GMT)
2.7

25 km
Philippine Sea, 86 km south of Kochi, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 8:24 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 11:24 GMT)
2.5

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 7:29 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 10:29 GMT)
3.0

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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Sep 29, 2022 5:23 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 08:23 GMT)
2.7

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 80 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 4:05 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 07:05 GMT)
2.7

90 km
North Pacific Ocean, 27 km southwest of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 3:56 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 06:56 GMT)
2.6

65 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km northeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 2:51 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 05:51 GMT)
4.0

252 km
Philippine Sea, 179 km south of Shizuoka, Prefectura de Shizuoka, Japan
I FELT IT
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Sep 29, 2022 1:35 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 04:35 GMT)
3.0

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km southeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan
I FELT IT
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Sep 29, 2022 1:17 pm (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 04:17 GMT)
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, Japan
I FELT IT
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Sep 29, 2022 10:39 am (GMT +9) (Sep 29, 2022 01:39 GMT)
2.8

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 16 km east of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan More
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 GMT (29 quakes)
Sep 29, 2022 8:52 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 23:52 GMT)
2.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 20 km east of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 8:25 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 23:25 GMT)
2.5

31 km
Philippine Sea, 41 km east of Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 7:48 am (GMT +10) (Sep 28, 2022 21:48 GMT)
4.1

150 km
North Pacific Ocean, 75 km east of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia
I FELT IT
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Sep 29, 2022 6:45 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 21:45 GMT)
3.3

216 km
North Pacific Ocean, 37 km east of Shimoda, Prefectura de Shizuoka, Japan
I FELT IT
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Sep 29, 2022 4:23 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 19:23 GMT)
2.7

73 km
East China Sea, 121 km southwest of Kurio, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 3:28 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 18:28 GMT)
2.5

10.1 km
24 km east of Honchō, Kameda-gun, Hokkaido, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 1:47 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 16:47 GMT)
2.6

67 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km southeast of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan More
Sep 29, 2022 1:09 am (GMT +9) (Sep 28, 2022 16:09 GMT)
3.3

31 km
North Pacific Ocean, 26 km southeast of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.8 x 1012 joules (777 megawatt hours, equivalent to 669 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Ibaraki Yasato (JYT/JP network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ibaraki Yasato: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Japan Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Japan?

The last earthquake in Japan occurred 2 hours and 1 minutes ago: Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 21 km north of Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, on Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 12:03 am (GMT +9).

How many quakes were there in Japan in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, Japan had 48 quakes up to magnitude 4.9.

What was the strongest quake in Japan in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Japan in the past 48 hours occurred 13 hours ago: Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 1:17 pm (GMT +9).

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