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M 6 in Japan on 06 Oct 2017 07:59 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 39 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us2000b1v8
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 37.485, 143.9537
  • Time (UTC): 06 Oct 2017 07:59:33
  • Time (ECT): 06 Oct 2017 09:59:33
  • INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Event time line

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AlertShake
ID
ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax
mmi
Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1183027 37.485000/143.953700 6 10 2.8 06 Oct 2017 07:59 06 Oct 2017 08:20 00:20
2 0.01 1183027 37.485000/143.953700 6 10 2.8 06 Oct 2017 07:59 06 Oct 2017 10:40 02:40 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Japan ,of Tohoku (population 9,984,608) .

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Population

Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people
no people
no people

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 600000 people

Affected Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ishinomaki Miyagi Japan City 110000 people 256 km
Kamata Miyagi Japan Village5 - 259 km
Shinden Miyagi Japan Village5 - 265 km
Kamimachi Miyagi Japan Village5 - 267 km
Wabuchi Miyagi Japan Village5 - 267 km
Nishino Miyagi Japan Village5 - 273 km
Oyanagi Miyagi Japan Village5 - 273 km
Wakuya Miyagi Japan City 18000 people 273 km
Hirawata Miyagi Japan Village5 - 273 km
Sanuma Miyagi Japan City - 276 km
Matsuyama Miyagi Japan Village5 - 279 km
Iinosaka Miyagi Japan Village5 - 280 km
Wakayanagi Miyagi Japan Village5 - 281 km
Tajiri Miyagi Japan Village5 - 283 km
Furukawa Miyagi Japan City 75000 people 289 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Matsushima 2 Civ. Paved Yes 8800
Sendai SDJ 5 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Kasuminome 5 0



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