M 5.5 in Japan on 26 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

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: 5.5M
Depth: 36.89 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.3435 , 142.1958
Event Date: 26 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
Exposed Population: 690000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j94y
Inserted at: 26 Jan 2019 08:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j94y Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246272 0 26 Jan 2019 08:23 5.5M, 36.89km 4.08 700 thousand 00:17 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 Tohoku (population 9,984,608) . The nearest places are Shiromae, Minami-Samuraihama, Honnami, Kita-Samuraihama, Kosode, Uge, Ojiri, Yagi, Kuji, Minato, and Yokouchi.

Radius Population
100 km 690000 people
75 km 380000 people
50 km 59000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 9.9 million people
Hokkaido Japan 5.8 million people
Kanto Japan 38.5 million people
Sakhalinskaya oblast' Russian Federation 730000 people
Chubu Japan 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Shiromae Iwate Japan Village6 - 34 km
Minami-Samuraihama Iwate Japan Village6 - 34 km
Honnami Iwate Japan Village6 - 35 km
Kita-Samuraihama Iwate Japan Village6 - 35 km
Kosode Iwate Japan Village6 - 35 km
Uge Iwate Japan Village5 - 36 km
Ojiri Iwate Japan Village6 - 36 km
Yagi Iwate Japan Village6 - 37 km
Kuji Iwate Japan Village4 - 37 km
Minato Iwate Japan Village6 - 37 km
Sunasawa Iwate Japan Village6 - 38 km
Kuki Iwate Japan Village6 - 38 km
Taneichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 39 km
Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village6 - 40 km
Kudschi Iwate Japan Village5 - 40 km
Noda Iwate Japan Village5 - 41 km
Okubo Iwate Japan Village6 - 42 km
Ube Iwate Japan Village6 - 42 km
Hataketa Iwate Japan Village6 - 43 km
Kawasiri Iwate Japan Village6 - 43 km
Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village6 - 43 km
Shimo-Gonya Iwate Japan Village6 - 43 km
Horinai Iwate Japan Village6 - 43 km
Noda-Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 44 km
Futatsuya Iwate Japan Village5 - 44 km
Kawadai Iwate Japan Village6 - 45 km
Mikkamachi Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Kawajiri Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Fudai Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Akedo Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Denkiani Iwate Japan Village6 - 45 km
Kadonohama Iwate Japan Village6 - 45 km
Nei Iwate Japan Village6 - 46 km
Tetsuzan Iwate Japan Village6 - 46 km
Okuzo Iwate Japan Village6 - 46 km
Torii Iwate Japan Village6 - 47 km
Jonai Iwate Japan Village6 - 48 km
Okkoshi Aomori Japan Village6 - 48 km
Uwano Aomori Japan Village6 - 48 km
Ono Iwate Japan Village4 - 49 km
Sekiguchi Iwate Japan Village6 - 49 km
Shima-Tokusari Iwate Japan Village6 - 50 km
Shimanokoe Iwate Japan Village5 - 50 km
Take Iwate Japan Village6 - 51 km
Tsunagi Iwate Japan Village6 - 51 km
Kanahama Aomori Japan Village5 - 51 km
Mimigahoe Aomori Japan Village6 - 51 km
Okuki Aomori Japan Village6 - 51 km
Akamatatsu Iwate Japan Village6 - 51 km
Hagyu Iwate Japan Village6 - 52 km
Kami-Tokusari Iwate Japan Village6 - 52 km
Shimanokoshi Iwate Japan Village6 - 52 km
Hanjoshi Iwate Japan Village6 - 53 km
Hirananamisawa Iwate Japan Village6 - 53 km
Kiurinai Iwate Japan Village6 - 53 km
Sasawatari Iwate Japan Village6 - 53 km
Toyabe Aomori Japan Village6 - 53 km
Kiriushi Iwate Japan Village6 - 54 km
Ishinohachi Aomori Japan Village6 - 54 km
Tsunogaraori Aomori Japan Village6 - 55 km
Shirahama Aomori Japan Village6 - 55 km
Nobokir Aomori Japan Village6 - 56 km
Motomura Iwate Japan Village5 - 56 km
Hamaiwaizumi Iwate Japan Village6 - 56 km
Shimohata Iwate Japan Village6 - 57 km
Furusato Aomori Japan Village6 - 57 km
Takasuka Iwate Japan Village6 - 57 km
Kaneyamasawa Aomori Japan Village6 - 57 km
Ushigasawa Iwate Japan Village6 - 57 km
Numafukuro Iwate Japan Village5 - 57 km
Machibatake Aomori Japan Village6 - 57 km
Kogarumai Iwate Japan Village6 - 57 km
Tanesashi Aomori Japan Village6 - 57 km
Oguni Iwate Japan Village6 - 57 km
Tetsuzan Iwate Japan Village6 - 57 km
Matakubo Iwate Japan Village6 - 58 km
Kawai Iwate Japan Village6 - 58 km
Tashiro Aomori Japan Village5 - 58 km
Nishiyama Aomori Japan Village6 - 58 km
Mashikonai Iwate Japan Village6 - 58 km
Seki Iwate Japan Village6 - 58 km
Hinosawa Iwate Japan Village6 - 58 km
Otomo Iwate Japan Village5 - 59 km
Omoto Iwate Japan Village4 - 59 km
Muroba Iwate Japan Village6 - 59 km
Niida Aomori Japan Village6 - 60 km
Shidami Aomori Japan Village6 - 60 km
Hachinohe Aomori Japan City 230000 people 60 km
Komidate Iwate Japan Village6 - 61 km
Tatemae Aomori Japan Village6 - 61 km
Nagakura Iwate Japan Village6 - 61 km
Miyamoto Iwate Japan Village6 - 61 km
Maruko Iwate Japan Village6 - 61 km
Nakaibayashi Aomori Japan Village6 - 61 km
Sasako Aomori Japan Village6 - 62 km
Odaira Iwate Japan Village6 - 62 km
Nakasato Iwate Japan Village6 - 62 km
Nikarube Iwate Japan Village6 - 62 km
Karumai Iwate Japan Village4 - 63 km
Yamada Iwate Japan Village6 - 63 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
Hachinohe HHE 46 Mil. Paved Yes 7300 66 km
Misawa Naf MSJ 36 Mil. Paved Yes 10000 81 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Fudai Japan 44 km
Hachinohe JPHHE Japan 58 km
Miyako JPMYK Japan 81 km
Yamada Japan 100 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa 1976 58 km
Setsukinaidamuko Setsukinai Setsukinaigawa 1986 65 km
Gandoko Gando Tandogawa 1960 91 km
Sotoyama Sotoyama Sotoyamagawa 1943 100 km

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