M 6 in Japan on 06 Oct 2017 07:59 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.0M
Depth: 10 km
Lat/Lon: 37.485 , 143.9537
Event Date: 06 Oct 2017 07:59 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 06 Oct 2017 08:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 275 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Asia-Pacific: the world's most disaster-prone region
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:49:00 +0200.

KUALA LUMPUR: (Thomson Reuters Foundation) More than 2 million people - an average of 43,000 per year - have been killed by natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 1970, according to the latest United Nations’ figures. In 2016, d
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FACTBOX-Asia-Pacific: the world's most disaster-prone region
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:26:00 +0200.

By Beh Lih Yi. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 2 million people - an average of 43,000 per year - have been killed by natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region since 1970, according to the latest United Nati
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Tsunami threats maps for Otago released
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:50:00 +0200.

Online maps detailing tsunami threats along the Otago coast have been released. Emergency Management Otago on Tuesday released the online maps of evacuation zones, which shows three coloured zones: red, orange and yellow. The maps, which pr
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New Otago tsunami maps show evacuation zones
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:29:00 +0200.

Civil Defence has released new maps of the Otago coast that grade which individual properties would be evacuated in a tsunami alert. The new searchable internet-based maps on the Emergency Management Otago website mark out three coloured z
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (109), (4), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (3), USGS (4), INFORM (6), NOAA (2),