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M 5.8 in Japan on 12 Nov 2017 22:24 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

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News articles per day
11/11 16/11
  • Articles: 491
  • Articles about casualties: 55 (11.2%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

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The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

Mentioning 'Japan'

6.2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Hachijojima island, no tsunami warning issued
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:03:00 +0100   xinhuanet_en (en)

TOKYO, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck off the coast of Japan 's Hachijojima island on Thursday, the weather agency here said. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the earthquake, according to local authorities.

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Japan Prime Minister Requests ASEAN Nations to Lift Food Import Ban
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:10:00 +0100   tabnak (en)

Japan has requested ASEAN nations to lift the ban on food import from the country, which was introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in his opening remarks at the ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit in Manila on Tuesday requested ASEAN nations to lift the ban on food import from the country.

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Turkey, Japan, Qatar, Georgia ready to help Iran quake-hit people
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:34:00 +0100   iran-daily (en)

Foreign ministers of Turkey, Japan , Qatar and Georgia in separate messages to their Iranian counterpart voiced their respective countries’ preparedness to supply relief aid to those affected in the quake-hit areas in western Iran. According to Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qasemi, in their....

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Turkey, Japan, Qatar, Georgia ready to help Iran quake-hit people
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:17:00 +0100   irna (en)

According to Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qasemi, in their messages, the four ministers expressed condolences to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and announced their readiness to dispatch relief aid to the quake-hit people in Iran. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Iran’s western province....

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Strong earthquakes hit Costa Rica, Japan
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:34:00 +0100   gulfnews (en)

San Jose, Costa Rica: A 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near the capital, San Jose, on Sunday night, while another tremor measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Japan late on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. There was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat, the US National Weather Service said.

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5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan's east coast
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:12:00 +0100   israelnationalnews (en)

. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake stuck off the east coast of Japan on Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). There are no reports of injuries or damages.

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6.0 mag earthquake in Japan region
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:10:00 +0100   fijitimes (en)

Update: 1:08PM A 6.0 MAGNITUDE earthquake hit off Kamaishi, Japan after 11am (Fiji time) this morning. The Seismology Unit of Fiji's Mineral Resources Department reported that the strong earthquake occurred at a 10km depth. The seismic activity was registered 219km Kamaishi, Japan; 489km from Tokyo; and 7209km Northwest from Suva, Fiji.

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Earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude strikes off coast of Japan
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:05:00 +0100   themirror (en)

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan , according to the US Geological Survey. The tremor rumbled south-east of the city of Kamaish, on the country's Pacific coast. The quake happened six miles beneath the Earth's surface at 10.24pm, scientists said.

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Preparing for - the inevitable - With 200,000 earthquakes each year, Japan has lessons for Jamaica
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 05:57:00 +0100   jamaica-gleaner (en)

TOKYO, Japan : Tokyo weather forecasters have predicted a 70 per cent chance of a major earthquake hitting the country in the next 30 years. This is news which has bolstered a sustained public campaign on what to do should the earthquake happen soon. Japan, a series of islands in the Pacific Ocean,....

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.