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Latest quakes in or near Japan in the past 48 hours on Thursday, May 19, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated May 19, 2022 02:37 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 6 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 18 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 24 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
In the past 48 hours, Japan was shaken by 6 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 6 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 18 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 24 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 2.5 | North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SE of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.6 | North Pacific Ocean, Japan -

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

Past 24 hours:26 quakes | 13 quakes M2+ | 9 quakes M3+ | 2 quakes M4+ | 2 quakes M5+
Past 7 days:181 quakes | 102 quakes M2+ | 57 quakes M3+ | 15 quakes M4+ | 7 quakes M5+
Past 30 days:810 quakes | 466 quakes M2+ | 246 quakes M3+ | 77 quakes M4+ | 20 quakes M5+ | 1 quake M6+
Past 90 days:3,294 quakes | 1,879 quakes M2+ | 1,009 quakes M3+ | 345 quakes M4+ | 58 quakes M5+ | 2 quakes M6+ | 1 quake M7+
Past 365 days:9,202 quakes | 5,021 quakes M2+ | 2,946 quakes M3+ | 1,067 quakes M4+ | 159 quakes M5+ | 8 quakes M6+ | 1 quake M7+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (54 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Thursday, May 19, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
May 19, 2022 9:21 am (GMT +9) (May 19, 2022 00:21 GMT)
2.5

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan MoreMap
May 19, 2022 9:14 am (GMT +9) (May 19, 2022 00:14 GMT)
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 298 km southeast of Chiba, Japan
I FELT IT
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 GMT (26 quakes)
May 19, 2022 8:56 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 23:56 GMT)
2.8

158 km
1.6 km south of Hamamatsu, Prefectura de Shizuoka, Japan MoreMap
May 19, 2022 8:52 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 23:52 GMT)
5.0

19 km
Philippine Sea, 104 km southwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
I FELT IT
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May 19, 2022 8:23 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 23:23 GMT)
2.6

41 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km east of Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, Japan MoreMap
May 19, 2022 6:46 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 21:46 GMT)
2.9

84 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km southeast of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan MoreMap
May 19, 2022 5:21 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 20:21 GMT)
2.6

58 km
North Pacific Ocean, 74 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan MoreMap
May 19, 2022 3:52 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 18:52 GMT)
3.5

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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May 19, 2022 3:31 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 18:31 GMT)
2.6

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan MoreMap
May 19, 2022 1:24 am (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 16:24 GMT)
2.5

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, 125 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan MoreMap
May 18, 2022 11:44 pm (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 14:44 GMT)
3.0

42 km
Philippine Sea, 36 km east of Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
I FELT IT
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May 18, 2022 11:17 pm (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 14:17 GMT)
3.7

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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May 18, 2022 7:26 pm (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 10:26 GMT)
4.0

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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May 18, 2022 4:38 pm (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 07:38 GMT)
2.6

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km east of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan MoreMap
May 18, 2022 4:50 pm (GMT +10) (May 18, 2022 06:50 GMT)
3.0

71 km
North Pacific Ocean, 46 km southeast of Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan
I FELT IT
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May 18, 2022 3:14 pm (GMT +9) (May 18, 2022 06:14 GMT)
2.5

6.6 km
47 km northwest of Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.7 x 1013 joules (15.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 13694 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Japan Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Japan?

The last earthquake in Japan occurred 2 hours and 16 minutes ago: Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southeast of Sendai, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 9:21 am (GMT +9).

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

In the past 48 hours, Japan had 54 quakes up to magnitude 5.6.

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

The strongest earthquake in Japan in the past 48 hours occurred 23 hours ago: Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Japan, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm (GMT +9).

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