Japan has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 6 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 12 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 48 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 630 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in Japan:

2011-03-11 05:46:24 UTC 9.0 magnitude, 29 km depth
Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
1963-10-13 05:17:59 UTC 8.5 magnitude, 35 km depth
Kuril’sk, Hokkaido, Japan
1933-03-02 17:31:00 UTC 8.5 magnitude, 15 km depth
Yamada, Iwate, Japan
1958-11-06 22:58:09 UTC 8.4 magnitude, 35 km depth
Kuril’sk, Hokkaido, Japan
2003-09-25 19:50:06 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 27 km depth
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
2006-11-15 11:14:13 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 10 km depth
Kuril’sk, Hokkaido, Japan
1994-10-04 13:22:55 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 14 km depth
Shikotan, Sakhalin, Russia
1946-12-20 19:19:10 UTC 8.3 magnitude, 15 km depth
Shingū, Wakayama, Japan
1968-05-16 00:49:02 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 29 km depth
Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan
1920-06-05 04:21:35 UTC 8.2 magnitude, 20 km depth
Hualian, Taiwan, Taiwan
1953-11-25 17:48:55 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 25 km depth
Katsuura, Chiba, Japan
1941-11-18 16:46:32 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 35 km depth
Takanabe, Miyazaki, Japan
1911-06-15 14:25:53 UTC 7.9 magnitude, 100 km depth
Naze, Kagoshima, Japan
2015-05-30 11:23:02 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 664 km depth
Shimoda, Shizuoka, Japan
1994-12-28 12:19:23 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 26 km depth
Miyako, Iwate, Japan
1963-10-20 00:53:12 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 28 km depth
Kuril’sk, Hokkaido, Japan
1938-11-05 08:43:24 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 35 km depth
Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan
1931-03-09 03:49:00 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 35 km depth
Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan
1918-11-08 04:38:09 UTC 7.8 magnitude, 15 km depth
Kuril’sk, Hokkaido, Japan