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Mw 5.5 Earthquake, Green alert in Japan on 15 May 2017 07:05 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.5M, Depth:10km
  • on 15 May 2017 07:05 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 15 May 2017 07:27:06 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us10008si3 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 132 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:50:00 +0200   reuters (en)

TOKYO A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old panda, Shin Shin, has shown signs of being pregnant, such as dozing more and urinating less,....

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Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:47:00 +0200   channelnewsasia (en)

TOKYO: A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old panda, Shin Shin, has shown signs of being pregnant, such as dozing more and urinating less,....

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Japan's Emperor Akihito worked to heal wounds of war, get closer to people
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Cabinet approved a Bill on Friday (May 19) to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last year he feared age might make it hard to carry out his duties.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product. The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product. The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (74), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6),

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