M 5.7 in Volcano Islands, Japan Region on 11 Sep 2017 17:35 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.9219 , 142.3135
Event Date: 11 Sep 2017 17:35 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000ak7u
Inserted at: 12 Sep 2017 13:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1180295 0.01 11 Sep 2017 17:35 5.6M, 56.17km 3.46 No people affected 00:15 NEIC
1180397 0.01 11 Sep 2017 17:35 5.7M, 35km 3.42 No people affected 20:16 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened off shore.

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

Critical infrastructure

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


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Minami Lo Japan 92 km

More information

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