M 4.5 in Japan on 14 Feb 2019 01:45 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 4.5M
Depth: 362.29 Km
Lat/Lon: 33.8192 , 137.1168
Event Date: 14 Feb 2019 01:45 UTC
Exposed Population: 550000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jhq5
Inserted at: 14 Feb 2019 01:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jhq5 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1248748 0 14 Feb 2019 01:45 4.5M, 362.29km N/A 550 thousand 00:12 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Kinki (population 22,207,000) . The nearest places are Nakiri, Hunakosi, Daio, Koshiga, Wagu, Koga, Ugata, Osasu, and Natsugusa.

Radius Population
100 km 550000 people
75 km 73000 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
Kinki Japan 22.2 million people
Chubu Japan 5.1 million people
Shikoku Japan 4.3 million people
Kanto Japan 38.5 million people
Chugoku Japan 7.9 million people
Tohoku Japan 9.9 million people
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nakiri Mie Japan Village6 - 55 km
Hunakosi Mie Japan Village5 - 55 km
Daio Mie Japan Village5 - 56 km
Koshiga Mie Japan Village5 - 56 km
Wagu Mie Japan Village6 - 57 km
Koga Mie Japan Village6 - 60 km
Ugata Mie Japan Village5 - 63 km
Osasu Mie Japan Village5 - 68 km
Natsugusa Mie Japan Village5 - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
6 0 90 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Toba JPTOB Japan 77 km
Ise JPISE Japan 84 km
Owase JPOWA Japan 87 km
Atsumi JPATM Japan 93 km
Toyohashi JPTHS Japan 99 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kamiji Kamiji Kamijigawa 1972 71 km
Hattachiike Hattachiike Toyokawa 1966 87 km
Gokatsuraike Gokatsuraike 1678 89 km
Okuiseko Misetani Miyagawa 1966 91 km
Osugiko Miyagawa Miyagawa 1956 100 km

More information

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