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 (JPN)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan ,of Chugoku (population 7,963,924) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1600 people
60000 people
110000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1206012 35.247/132.528 5.7 8.54 6.99 08 Apr 2018 16:52 00:20 (new episode)
2 0.01 1206026 35.247/132.528 5.7 8.54 6.99 08 Apr 2018 17:54 01:21 (new episode)
3 0.01 1206026 35.262/132.54 5.6 7.91 6.73 08 Apr 2018 17:56 01:23 (upd of #2)
4 0.01 1206026 35.262/132.54 5.6 7.91 6.73 08 Apr 2018 18:34 02:02 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Chugoku Japan 19000 people
Chugoku Japan 120000 people
Chugoku Japan 720000 people
Shikoku Japan 210000 people
Chugoku Japan 6.3 million people
Shikoku Japan 3.2 million people
Kinki Japan 14.9 million people
Kyushu Japan 5.8 million people
Chubu Japan 150000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Hane Shimane Japan Village4 - 2 km
Kushi-taki Shimane Japan Village5 - 4 km
Torii Shimane Japan Village5 - 8 km
Oda Shimane Japan Village5 31000 people 8 km
Oura Shimane Japan Village5 - 12 km
Kuchitagi Shimane Japan Village5 - 15 km
Tashiro Shimane Japan Village5 - 17 km
Takuno Shimane Japan Village5 - 18 km
Taisha Shimane Japan City - 20 km
Omori Shimane Japan Village5 - 20 km
Imaichi Shimane Japan Village4 - 20 km
Hinomi-saki Shimane Japan Village5 - 20 km
Hamahara Shimane Japan Village5 - 22 km
Hakami Shimane Japan Village5 - 23 km
Shitatsuki Shimane Japan Village5 - 23 km
Yunotsu Shimane Japan Village5 - 25 km
Saginoura Shimane Japan Village5 - 24 km
Kakeya Shimane Japan Village5 - 27 km
Oe Shimane Japan Village4 - 28 km
Naoe Shimane Japan Village5 - 29 km
Kuromatsu Shimane Japan Village4 - 29 km
Upporoi Shimane Japan Village5 - 30 km
Mitoya Shimane Japan Village5 - 30 km
Yoshida Shimane Japan Village4 - 30 km
Tombara Shimane Japan Village5 - 31 km
Ochi Shimane Japan Village5 - 31 km
Tsugayuki Shimane Japan Village5 - 31 km
Hirata Shimane Japan Village5 28000 people 32 km
Shobara Shimane Japan Village5 - 33 km
Kisuki Shimane Japan Village4 - 33 km
Akana Shimane Japan Village4 - 34 km
Hirata Shimane Japan Village5 - 35 km
Kamo Shimane Japan Village5 - 35 km
Asari Shimane Japan Village5 - 36 km
Ichimura Shimane Japan Village5 - 38 km
Kozakai Shimane Japan Village5 - 40 km
Sakaura Shimane Japan Village4 - 40 km
Gotsu Shimane Japan Village5 25000 people 40 km
Taiyo-Daito Shimane Japan Village5 - 40 km
Kami-ai Shimane Japan Village5 - 41 km
Shinji Shimane Japan Village5 - 41 km
Ichiyama Shimane Japan Village5 - 41 km
Aika Shimane Japan Village5 - 41 km
Shin Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 43 km
Minari Shimane Japan Village5 - 43 km
Shimo-kuchiba Shimane Japan Village5 - 43 km
Asuna Shimane Japan Village5 - 45 km
Izuha Shimane Japan Village5 - 45 km
Yumachi Shimane Japan Village5 - 46 km
Miyoshi Hiroshima Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 48 km
Hashi Shimane Japan Village5 - 48 km
Okudahara Shimane Japan Village5 - 48 km
Etomo Shimane Japan Village5 - 49 km
Yokota Shimane Japan Village4 - 51 km
Furuichi Shimane Japan Village5 - 51 km
Hiwa Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 52 km
Matsue Shimane Japan Major city 150000 people 53 km
Togane Shimane Japan Village5 - 53 km
Nishi-hida Shimane Japan Village5 - 53 km
Oasa Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 55 km
Miyoshi Hiroshima Japan Village4 39000 people 57 km
Hama Shimane Japan Village5 - 57 km
Honjo Shimane Japan Village5 - 58 km
Iya Shimane Japan Village5 - 58 km
Hirose Shimane Japan Village5 - 58 km
Hamada Shimane Japan City 45000 people 59 km
Shimo-abire Tottori Japan Village5 - 59 km
Nonami Shimane Japan Village4 - 62 km
Tari Tottori Japan Village5 - 62 km
Arashima Shimane Japan Village5 - 62 km
Hogadani Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 63 km
Iwami-naganama Shimane Japan Village5 - 63 km
Hosomi Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 63 km
Saijo Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 64 km
Kusano Shimane Japan Village5 - 64 km
Mibu Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 65 km
Takatabara Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 67 km
Yasugi Shimane Japan Village5 29000 people 67 km
Watari Tottori Japan Village5 - 67 km
Katae Shimane Japan Village5 - 67 km
Otsuka Shimane Japan Village5 - 68 km
Mirasaka Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 68 km
Mori Shimane Japan Village5 - 68 km
Yoshida Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 69 km
Kitsuka Shimane Japan Village5 - 70 km
Sakai-Minato Tottori Japan Village4 - 70 km
Shoyama Tottori Japan Village5 - 72 km
Higuchi Tottori Japan Village5 - 72 km
Aga Tottori Japan Village5 - 72 km
Yonago Tottori Japan City 130000 people 74 km
Tema Tottori Japan Village5 - 76 km
Misumi Shimane Japan Village5 - 76 km
Mihonoseki Shimane Japan Village4 - 77 km
Kami-fukubara Tottori Japan Village5 - 78 km
Odaka Tottori Japan Village5 - 81 km
Mizogu chi Tottori Japan Village5 - 82 km
Yodoe Tottori Japan Village5 - 91 km
Daisen Tottori Japan Village5 - 91 km
Yura Tottori Japan Village5 - 112 km
Takamatsu Kagawa Japan Major city 330000 people 172 km
Urao Kagawa Japan Village5 - 174 km
Yahatabara Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 70 km
Kisa Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 73 km
Kake Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 75 km
Kami-iwami Tottori Japan City - 76 km
Kurosaka Tottori Japan Village5 - 77 km
Tojo Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 79 km
Nomi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 82 km
Togaachi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 82 km
Joge Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 83 km
Neu Tottori Japan Village5 - 83 km
Tsumo Shimane Japan Village5 - 83 km
Kabe Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 83 km
Nuno Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 84 km
Terago Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 84 km
Tsuda Shimane Japan Village5 - 86 km
Ebi Tottori Japan Village4 - 86 km
Yuki Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 87 km
Kozan Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 89 km
Niimi Okayama Japan Village5 23000 people 90 km
Kobatake Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 90 km
Masuda Shimane Japan City 48000 people 90 km
Kamidobara Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 91 km
Takatsu Shimane Japan City - 91 km
Mizukue Tottori Japan Village5 - 92 km
Shiraichi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 94 km
Kochi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 94 km
Saijo Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 95 km
Urumi Shimane Japan Village5 - 95 km
Tabara-shimo Okayama Japan Village5 - 95 km
Fukiya Okayama Japan Village5 - 95 km
Osakabe Okayama Japan Village5 - 96 km
Dozen Shimane Japan Village4 - 96 km
Nichihara Shimane Japan Village5 - 97 km
Koyamaichi Okayama Japan Village5 - 98 km
Hiroshima Hiroshima Japan Major city 1.1 million people 99 km
Akasaka Tottori Japan Village5 - 99 km
Mikamo Okayama Japan Village5 - 99 km
Ichi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 100 km
Fuchu Hiroshima Japan City 51000 people 100 km
Saki Shimane Japan Village5 - 100 km
Noigura Tottori Japan Village5 - 101 km
Kaita Hiroshima Japan Village5 29000 people 102 km
Funakoshi Shimane Japan Village5 - 102 km
Oshigome Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 103 km
Hatsukaichi Hiroshima Japan Village4 77000 people 103 km
Nariwa Okayama Japan Village5 - 105 km
Kurisu Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 105 km
Kuranotani Shimane Japan Village5 - 106 km
Yabase Tottori Japan Village5 - 106 km
Katsuyama Okayama Japan Village5 - 107 km
Esaki Yamaguchi Japan Village5 - 107 km
Miho Tottori Japan Village5 - 107 km
Mitsu Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 107 km
Takehara Hiroshima Japan Village5 30000 people 107 km
Tsukui Okayama Japan Village5 - 108 km
Susa Yamaguchi Japan Village5 - 108 km
Mihara Hiroshima Japan City 79000 people 109 km
Takasaki Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 109 km
Ichiba Okayama Japan Village5 - 109 km
Makago Okayama Japan Village5 - 109 km
Miyajima Hiroshima Japan City - 109 km
Koyo Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 109 km
Mitsuguchi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 110 km
Tadanoumi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 111 km
Matsunaga Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 111 km
Takaya Okayama Japan Village5 - 111 km
Hama Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 111 km
Takahashi Okayama Japan Village4 24000 people 111 km
Kuse Okayama Japan Village5 - 111 km
Sekigane Tottori Japan Village5 - 111 km
Tsuwano Shimane Japan Village4 - 112 km
Ibara Okayama Japan Village4 34000 people 112 km
Onomichi Hiroshima Japan City 89000 people 113 km
Tsukumo Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 113 km
Mino Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 113 km
Yadomi-shimo Yamaguchi Japan Village5 - 113 km
Tarumi Okayama Japan Village4 - 114 km
Yurashuku Tottori Japan Village5 - 114 km
Kure Hiroshima Japan City 190000 people 114 km
Hiromachi Hiroshima Japan City - 115 km
Ryoshimachi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 115 km
Omachi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 115 km
Fukuyama Hiroshima Japan City 370000 people 115 km
Osaki-kami-jima Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 115 km
Muikaichi Shimane Japan Village5 - 115 km
Kuba Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 116 km
Shiramizu Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 116 km
Sige-i Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 116 km
Inokuchi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 117 km
Hongo Yamaguchi Japan Village4 - 117 km
Minagi Okayama Japan Village5 - 118 km
Setoda Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 118 km
Anagamo Tottori Japan Village5 - 118 km
Kurayoshi Tottori Japan City 48000 people 118 km
Okushi Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 118 km
Kanokawa Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 119 km
Kane-kami Yamaguchi Japan Village5 - 119 km
Hitonose Hiroshima Japan Village5 - 119 km
Yagake Okayama Japan Village5 - 119 km
Kinoe Hiroshima Japan Village4 - 119 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Izumo IZO 2 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Miho YGJ 6 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
21 0
Iwami IWJ 54 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Hiroshima International HIJ 331 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Hiroshima HIW 5 Civ. Paved Yes 5900
Oki OKI 95 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Iwakuni Mcas 2 Mil. Paved Yes 8000
Okayama OKJ 245 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Nihonbara 240 0
Kohnan 1 Civ. Paved No 3900
Tottori TTJ 20 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Matsuyama MYJ 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Niihama IHA unknown 0
Hofu 2 Mil. Paved No 4800
Takamatsu TAK 185 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Yamaguchi Ube UBJ 7 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Ozuki 4 Mil. Paved Yes 3900
Tajima TJH 177 Civ. Paved Yes 3900
Oita OIT 6 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Kita Kyushu KKJ 3 Civ. Paved Yes 5200
Kochi KCZ 9 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Tsuiki 17 Civ. Paved Yes 7800
Tokushima TKS 8 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Ashiya 30 Mil. Paved Yes 5300
Beppu BPU unknown 0
Kobe UKB unknown 0
Kansai International KIX 5 Civ. Paved Yes 11400
Fukuoka FUK 9 Civ. Paved Yes 9100
Osaka Itami International ITM 15 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Shinodayama 15 0
Yao 12 Civ. Paved Yes 4800
Metabaru 16 0
Kumamoto KMJ 196 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Saga HSG 2 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Fukui FKJ 6 Civ. Paved Yes 3900

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Matsue JPMTE Japan
Hamada JPHMD Japan
Sakaiminato JPSMN Japan
Takamatsu JPTAK Japan
Hiroshima JPHIJ Japan
Akitsu JPAKT Japan
Masuda Japan
Takehara JPTHR Japan
Itozaki JPITO Japan
Matsunaga JPMNG Japan
Onomichi JPONO Japan
Kure JPKRE Japan
Omishima JPOMS Japan
Etajima JPETA Japan
Kanokawa JPKKW Japan
Fukuyama JPFKY Japan
Innoshima JPINS Japan
Onomichi-Itozaki Japan
Kasaoka JPKSA Japan
Saigo JPOKI Japan
Shiminato JPIWK Japan
Oki Island Japan
Namikata JPMAG Japan
Kikuma JPKIK Japan
Mizushima JPMIZ Japan
Mino Island Japan
Imabari JPIMB Japan
Hagi JPHAG Japan
Hojo Japan
Okayama JPOKJ Japan
Tokuyama JPTKY Japan
Kudamatsu JPKUD Japan
Takuma JPTKM Japan
Uno JPUNO Japan
Senzaki JPSZK Japan
Tonda JPTND Japan
Hibi JPHIB Japan
Hikari JPHKR Japan
Marugame JPMAR Japan
Matsuyama JPMYJ Japan
Naoshima JPNAS Japan
Hirao JPHRA Japan
Sakaide JPSKD Japan
Niihama JPIHA Japan
Kanonji Japan
Nakanoseki JPNAN Japan
Kawanoe JPKWN Japan
Iyo Japan
Iyomishima JPIYM Japan
Mishima JPMSM Japan
Shimogo Japan
Shido Japan
Nagahama JPNGH Japan
Aioi JPAIO Japan
Onada Japan
Ube JPUBJ Japan
Onoda JPOND Japan
Aboshi JPABO Japan
Kasumi Japan
Tabuka Japan
Kawanoishi Japan
Kogushi Japan
Shikama JPHRH Japan
Hirohata JPHRH Japan
Yawatahama JPYWH Japan
Himeji JPHIM Japan
Hiketa Japan
Shimonoseki JPSHS Japan
Mutsure JPMTR Japan
Misaki Japan
Kochi JPKCZ Japan
Tsuiyama JPTYM Japan
Moji JPMOJ Japan
Takasago JPTSG Japan
Hibikinada JPHBK Japan
Kokura JPKOK Japan
Kanda JPKND Japan
Tobata JPTBT Japan
Tosa Japan
Higashi-Harima Japan
Susaki JPSUZ Japan
Nakatsu Japan
Wakamatsu JPWAM Japan
Yawata JPYWT Japan
Kitsuki Japan
Yukuhashi Japan
Naruto JPNRU Japan
Uwajima JPUWA Japan
Fukura Japan
Tokushima JPTKS Japan
Hiji Japan
Saganoseki JPSAG Japan
Aki Japan
Komatsushima JPKOM Japan
Tsurusaki JPTSK Japan
Shizuki Japan
Sumoto Japan
Oita JPOIT Japan
Beppu JPBPU Japan
Yasuda Japan
Miyazu JPMIY Japan
Anan JPANA Japan
Tomoura Japan
Usuki JPUSK Japan

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