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Mw 5.5 Earthquake, Green alert in Japan on 15 May 2017 07:05 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Summary

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This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:10km
  • on 15 May 2017 07:05 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 15 May 2017 07:27:06

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us10008si3
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 27.2168, 130.153
  • Time (UTC): 15 May 2017 07:05:36
  • Time (ECT): 15 May 2017 09:05:36

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) .

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
 
 
Episode 1167838
1 realtime 2017-05-15 09:27:11 No people affected No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185699
0 realtime 2017-05-15 09:27:11 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
 
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IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1167838

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Vulnerability
Score
Max Height(m)
Episode 1167838
1 realtime 2017-05-15 09:27:11 No people affected 0 0
  Earthquake 185699
0 realtime 2017-05-15 09:27:11 No people affected No people affected 1.31 0
  Shakemap 2
1 realtime 2017-05-26 11:36:50 No people affected 0 0
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15 May 2017 07:05 5.5M, 10km N/A No people affected 00:21 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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