M 5.6 in Japan on 08 Apr 2018 16:32 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: 5.6M
Depth: 7.91 Km
Lat/Lon: 35.262 , 132.5405
Event Date: 08 Apr 2018 16:32 UTC
Exposed Population: 2450000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000dwh6
Inserted at: 08 Apr 2018 17:54 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.5 (Japan)

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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
1206012 0.01 08 Apr 2018 16:32 5.7M, 8.54km 6.99 2.5 million 00:17 NEIC
1206026 0.01 08 Apr 2018 16:32 5.6M, 7.91km 6.73 2.5 million 01:21 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Chugoku (population 7,963,924) . The nearest places are Hane, Tagimachi, Kushi-taki, Nakagori, Kutemachi, Harido, Hongo, Ideguchi, Torii, Oda, and Hiroshima.

Radius Population
100 km 2.4 million people
75 km 880000 people
50 km 340000 people
20 km 75000 people
10 km 23000 people
5 km 5600 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chugoku Japan 7.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Hane Shimane Japan Village4 - 2 km
Tagimachi Shimane Japan Village6 - 4 km
Kushi-taki Shimane Japan Village5 - 4 km
Nakagori Shimane Japan Village6 - 5 km
Kutemachi Shimane Japan Village6 - 5 km
Harido Shimane Japan Village6 - 6 km
Hongo Shimane Japan Village6 - 6 km
Ideguchi Shimane Japan Village6 - 7 km
Torii Shimane Japan Village5 - 8 km
Oda Shimane Japan Village5 31000 people 8 km
Hira Shimane Japan Village6 - 10 km
Yumbe Shimane Japan Village6 - 10 km
Yoshinaga Shimane Japan Village6 - 10 km
Nishiki Shimane Japan Village6 - 11 km
Oura Shimane Japan Village5 - 12 km
Yukitsune Shimane Japan Village6 - 12 km
Kawaimachi Shimane Japan Village6 - 12 km
Koyahara Shimane Japan Village6 - 13 km
Kami Tane Shimane Japan Village6 - 13 km
Koyama Shimane Japan Village6 - 13 km
Ikeda Shimane Japan Village6 - 13 km
Jige Shimane Japan Village6 - 14 km
Miyanobe Shimane Japan Village6 - 14 km
Ebisu Shimane Japan Village6 - 15 km
Ikenohara Shimane Japan Village6 - 15 km
Kuchitagi Shimane Japan Village5 - 15 km
Ichiba Shimane Japan Village6 - 15 km
Ojimacho Shimane Japan Village6 - 16 km
Takunomachi Shimane Japan Village6 - 16 km
Machi Shimane Japan Village6 - 16 km
Tashiro Shimane Japan Village5 - 17 km
Yoshino Shimane Japan Village6 - 17 km
Yawata Shimane Japan Village6 - 17 km
Nimamachi Shimane Japan Village6 - 17 km
Takuno Shimane Japan Village5 - 18 km
Kamijo Shimane Japan Village6 - 18 km
Sada Shimane Japan Village6 - 18 km
Arakayacho Shimane Japan Village6 - 18 km
Chiimiyacho Shimane Japan Village6 - 18 km
Tsunoi Shimane Japan Village6 - 18 km
Shigaku Shimane Japan Village6 - 19 km
Taisha Shimane Japan City - 20 km
Omori Shimane Japan Village5 - 20 km
Shimoyokocho Shimane Japan Village6 - 20 km
Imaichi Shimane Japan Village4 - 20 km
Koshicho Shimane Japan Village6 - 20 km
Hinomi-saki Shimane Japan Village5 - 20 km
Uryu Shimane Japan Village6 - 20 km
Fukuhara Shimane Japan Village6 - 20 km
Sakura Shimane Japan Village6 - 21 km
Obara Shimane Japan Village6 - 21 km
Hamahara Shimane Japan Village5 - 22 km
Hata Shimane Japan Village6 - 22 km
Kyorambara Shimane Japan Village6 - 22 km
Nakagumi Shimane Japan Village6 - 23 km
Hakami Shimane Japan Village5 - 23 km
Nakagumi Shimane Japan Village6 - 23 km
Sojikimachi Shimane Japan Village6 - 23 km
Shitatsuki Shimane Japan Village5 - 23 km
Dekiyama Shimane Japan Village6 - 23 km
Sagiura Shimane Japan Village6 - 23 km
Nishita Shimane Japan Village6 - 23 km
Saginoura Shimane Japan Village5 - 24 km
Inaokacho Shimane Japan Village6 - 24 km
Shishi Shimane Japan Village6 - 24 km
Shimo-Done Shimane Japan Village6 - 24 km
Hara Shimane Japan Village6 - 24 km
Mae-Neba Shimane Japan Village6 - 24 km
Inomecho Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Yanase Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Kusakacho Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Kadotani Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Yunotsu Shimane Japan Village5 - 25 km
Shiki Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Maruyama Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Jitosho Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Miyazaki Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Nagatani Shimane Japan Village6 - 25 km
Shijiki Shimane Japan Village6 - 26 km
Yamada Shimane Japan Village6 - 26 km
Ombara Shimane Japan Village6 - 26 km
Tokaichi Shimane Japan Village6 - 26 km
Kohama Shimane Japan Village6 - 26 km
Ijimi Shimane Japan Village6 - 26 km
Awabara Shimane Japan Village6 - 27 km
Kakeya Shimane Japan Village5 - 27 km
Shimodani Shimane Japan Village6 - 27 km
Kamishimacho Shimane Japan Village6 - 27 km
Ichi Shimane Japan Village6 - 27 km
Tata Shimane Japan Village6 - 28 km
Sakedani Shimane Japan Village6 - 28 km
Oe Shimane Japan Village4 - 28 km
Ota Shimane Japan Village6 - 28 km
Omura Shimane Japan Village6 - 29 km
Yudani Shimane Japan Village6 - 29 km
Ushiroku Shimane Japan Village6 - 29 km
Kami-Ida Shimane Japan Village6 - 29 km
Naoe Shimane Japan Village5 - 29 km
Nishitani Shimane Japan Village6 - 29 km
Oi Shimane Japan Village6 - 29 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Izumo IZO 2 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 36 km
Miho YGJ 6 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 68 km
Iwami IWJ 54 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 94 km
Hiroshima International HIJ 331 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 98 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Matsue JPMTE Japan 52 km
Hamada JPHMD Japan 62 km
Sakaiminato JPSMN Japan 71 km
Hiroshima JPHIJ Japan 99 km
Akitsu JPAKT Japan 100 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Hamaharachosuichi Hamahara Enokawa 1953 25 km
Kijimako Kijima Kondogawa 1956 26 km
Kaminoseko Kobo Kannosegawa 1949 38 km
Aikawa Aikawa Aikawa 1942 39 km
Sakuraiko Yato Yatogawa 1976 46 km
Otanichosuichi Otani Otanigawa 1956 49 km
Kakiharatameike Kakiharatameike Nishitanigawa 1952 50 km
Yamabiko Yamasa Yamasagawa 1980 51 km
Shirotsubakiko Fube Iinashigawa 1967 56 km
Sufugawa Sufugawa Sufugawa 1961 62 km
Kunikaneike Kunikaneike Kunikanegawa 1953 63 km
Sensuiko Odomari Takiyamagawa 1959 66 km
Yachiyoko Haji Enokawa 1973 69 km
Nichinanko Sugesawa Ingagawa 1967 71 km
Ryokusuiko Kasho Hosshojigawa 1988 72 km
Myojinchosuichi Myojin Nabaragawa 1976 75 km
Hijiriko Tarutoko Shibakigawa 1957 76 km
Nabarachosuichi Nabara Nabaragawa 1976 77 km
Tateiwachosuichi Tateiwa Otagawa 1939 87 km
Namitakijiike Namitakijiike Kurosegawa 1944 88 km
Shinnoko Mikawa Ashidagawa 1974 88 km
Komoto Komoto Nishikawa 1964 90 km
Hakuryuko Mukunashi Mukunashigawa 1968 90 km
Doyo Doyo Doyogawa 1986 91 km
1968 92 km
Osadamuko Osa Osakabegawa 1982 93 km
Soryuko Uokiri Yahatagawa 1981 95 km
Miyoshiko Osakabegawa Osakabegawa 1955 96 km
Seiryuko Mitsugi Mitsugigawa 1988 98 km

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