M 5.5 in Japan on 26 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
Shakemap
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 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246272 0.01 26 Jan 2019 08:23 5.5M, 36.89km 4.08 700 thousand 00:17 NEIC
* 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 ,of Tohoku (population 9,984,608) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1246272 40.344/142.196 5.5 36.89 3.95 26 Jan 2019 08:40 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1246272 40.344/142.196 5.5 36.89 4.08 26 Jan 2019 10:25 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 430000 people
Tohoku Japan 2.5 million people
Hokkaido Japan 300000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Uge Iwate Japan Village5 - 36 km
Kuji Iwate Japan Village4 - 37 km
Taneichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 39 km
Kudschi Iwate Japan Village5 - 40 km
Noda Iwate Japan Village5 - 41 km
Noda-Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 44 km
Futatsuya Iwate Japan Village5 - 44 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
Ono Iwate Japan Village4 - 49 km
Shimanokoe Iwate Japan Village5 - 50 km
Kanahama Aomori Japan Village5 - 51 km
Tashiro Aomori Japan Village5 - 58 km
Omoto Iwate Japan Village4 - 59 km
Hachinohe Aomori Japan City 230000 people 60 km
Karumai Iwate Japan Village4 - 63 km
Ichinosawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 64 km
Ichikawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 68 km
Mita Aomori Japan Village5 - 72 km
Kenyoshi Aomori Japan Village5 - 73 km
Ogida Aomori Japan Village5 - 74 km
Sannohe Aomori Japan Village4 - 76 km
Furumagi Aomori Japan Village5 - 77 km
Gonohe Aomori Japan Village4 - 79 km
Misawa Aomori Japan Village4 42000 people 80 km
Tanichito Aomori Japan Village5 - 85 km
Fujishima Aomori Japan Village5 - 86 km
Ogara Aomori Japan Village5 - 87 km
Kurauchi Aomori Japan Village5 - 88 km
Motomura Iwate Japan Village5 - 56 km
Numafukuro Iwate Japan Village5 - 57 km
Otomo Iwate Japan Village5 - 59 km
Settai Iwate Japan Village5 - 64 km
Iwaizumi Iwate Japan Village5 - 65 km
Esashika Iwate Japan Village5 - 67 km
Toda Iwate Japan Village5 - 69 km
Kado Iwate Japan Village4 - 69 km
Taro Iwate Japan Village5 - 71 km
Kuriyama Iwate Japan Village5 - 72 km
Kami-ugei Iwate Japan Village5 - 72 km
Asanai Iwate Japan Village5 - 76 km
Fukuoka Iwate Japan Village4 - 77 km
Tegurabashi Aomori Japan Village5 - 80 km
Miyako Iwate Japan City 50000 people 81 km
Sasasawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 81 km
Wainai Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Neichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Omoe Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Motoki Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Shikada Aomori Japan Village5 - 85 km
Kariya Iwate Japan Village5 - 86 km
Nagaimura Iwate Japan Village5 - 87 km
Moichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 88 km
Sambongi Aomori Japan Village4 - 88 km
Takko Aomori Japan Village5 - 88 km
Tsugaruishi Iwate Japan Village5 - 89 km
Johoji Iwate Japan Village5 - 90 km
Ishihama Iwate Japan Village5 - 91 km
Haratai Iwate Japan Village5 - 91 km
Shimizugashira Aomori Japan Village5 - 93 km
Rokkasho Aomori Japan Village5 - 94 km
Katasu Iwate Japan Village5 - 94 km
Horyo Aomori Japan Village5 - 94 km
Kawaguchi Iwate Japan Village4 - 96 km
Shichinohe Aomori Japan Village5 - 96 km
Osawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 97 km
Sabishiro Aomori Japan Village5 - 98 km
Oura Iwate Japan Village5 - 99 km
Yamada Iwate Japan Village4 20000 people 100 km
Terada Iwate Japan Village5 - 100 km
Dedo Aomori Japan Village5 - 101 km
Akasawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 102 km
Araya Iwate Japan Village5 - 102 km
Hiratsudo Iwate Japan Village5 - 102 km
Funakoshi Iwate Japan Village5 - 103 km
Shibutami Iwate Japan Village5 - 104 km
Niita Iwate Japan Village5 - 104 km
Arito Aomori Japan Village5 - 105 km
Kozawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 106 km
Obuke Iwate Japan Village5 - 106 km
Noheji Aomori Japan City - 107 km
Tomari Aomori Japan Village5 - 107 km
Tayama Iwate Japan Village5 - 108 km
Anto Iwate Japan Village5 - 111 km
Shimizugawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 113 km
Barajima Iwate Japan Village5 - 113 km
Yokohama Aomori Japan Village4 - 114 km
Yashikidai Iwate Japan Village5 - 114 km
Morioka Iwate Japan Major city 290000 people 114 km
Oyu Akita Japan Village5 - 116 km
Matsuo Iwate Japan Village5 - 117 km
Kodanosawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 119 km
Hanawa Akita Japan Village4 - 121 km
Chikagawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 122 km
Mirumaemachi Iwate Japan Village5 - 122 km
Kominato Aomori Japan Village5 - 123 km
Hizume Iwate Japan Village4 - 124 km
Kosaka Akita Japan Village4 - 124 km
Kakkonda Iwate Japan Village5 - 125 km
Sarugamori Aomori Japan Village5 - 125 km
Shizukuishi Iwate Japan Village4 19000 people 126 km
Shigenai Akita Japan Village5 - 128 km
Ishidoriya Iwate Japan Village5 - 129 km
Nonai Aomori Japan Village4 - 129 km
Masuzawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 131 km
Obatakesawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 132 km
Kochi Iwate Japan Village5 - 132 km
Mena Aomori Japan Village5 - 132 km
Minami-nakano Aomori Japan Village5 - 132 km
Jogasawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 133 km
Aomori Aomori Japan Major city 290000 people 133 km
Takada Aomori Japan Village5 - 133 km
Tanabu Aomori Japan Village5 - 134 km
Tanosawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 134 km
Ominato Aomori Japan Village5 - 135 km
Tsuchisawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 135 km
Mutsu Aomori Japan Village5 48000 people 137 km
Teranomae Iwate Japan Village5 - 137 km
Junisho Akita Japan Village5 - 138 km
Odate Akita Japan City 63000 people 139 km
Kashiwagi Aomori Japan Village5 - 139 km
Aburakawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 139 km
Kuroishi Aomori Japan Village4 38000 people 139 km
Hanamaki Iwate Japan City 73000 people 140 km
Sekine Aomori Japan Village5 - 140 km
Namioka Aomori Japan Village4 20000 people 142 km
Kawabe Aomori Japan Village5 - 143 km
Shuku Iwate Japan Village5 - 144 km
Uchimambe Aomori Japan Village5 - 145 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)
Hachinohe HHE 46 Mil. Paved Yes 7300
Misawa Naf MSJ 36 Mil. Paved Yes 10000
Ippongibara 304 0
Aomori AOJ 199 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Hanamaki HNA 91 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Junmachi GAJ 108 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Obihiro OBO 149 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Tokachi 84 Civ. Paved Yes 4900

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Fudai Japan
Hachinohe JPHHE Japan
Miyako JPMYK Japan
Yamada Japan
Aomori JPAOJ Japan
Ominato JPOMT Japan
Otsu JPOTU Japan

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