M 5.5 in Japan on 15 Sep 2018 16:24 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1156749
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 26.5641 , 129.522
Event Date: 15 Sep 2018 16:24 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Sep 2018 16:43 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000hf73 Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Meteo assessment
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 33 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

'Pop up lifeboat' made in Wales is saving lives in JapanWed, 19 Sep 2018 15:58:00 +0200.

Image copyright Nick Jaussi. A pop up lifeboat made in Wales has been saving lives on the other side of the world. Created by Robin Jenkins, the Atlantic Pacific Lifeboat in a Box was built by UWC Atlantic College students. The organisation
Smartphone apps shake up earthquake early-warning systemsWed, 19 Sep 2018 13:01:00 +0200.

On 19 September 1985 Mexico City was reduced to rubble by a magnitude-8.0 earthquake. While the epicentre was more than 370 km from the city, about 10,000 people died, with 3000 buildings damaged of which 400 collapsed. It was one of the wo
Dolphin, penguins left at defunct aquarium spark concernsWed, 19 Sep 2018 12:25:00 +0200.

A bottlenose dolphin, about 50 penguins and other marine creatures left at a defunct aquarium near Tokyo have prompted many activists and concerned people to ask for authorities to intervene, local officials said on Wednesday. The operator
Big Y helping Red Cross response to hurricane, gas explosionsWed, 19 Sep 2018 00:09:00 +0200.

SPRINGFIELD -- Big Y World Class Markets are collecting donations for American Red Cross disaster relief efforts for the Merrimack Valley fires and explosions, Hurricane Florence and other incidents. The drive runs from Wednesday, Sept. 19

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.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),