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M 4.8 in Japan on 31 Oct 2015 14:20 UTC
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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: 4.8M
  • Depth: 42.04 Km
  • Event Date: 31 Oct 2015 14:20 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 18950548 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 31 Oct 2015 15:03 UTC


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Articles: 192 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

OOCL provides Japan trading update
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:22:00 +0100   seatrade-global (en)

Hong Kong: On Tuesday Hong Kong liner OOCL provided an update on its Japanese services in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and subsequent nuclear plant damage. OOCL's vessels which are deployed in three services, KTX 1/2/3, providing connections with a number of Southeast Asian cities via Japan, continue to operate normally.

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Japanese utilities scour the world for urgent LNG cargoes
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:22:00 +0100   seatrade-global (en)

Tokyo: Japanese utilities are scrambling for emergency extra LNG cargoes to fill the void left in the wake of the earthquake that has shuttered many of the nation's nuclear facilities. Qatargas is reported to have committed at least eight additional cargoes for delivery to Japan while Korea's KOGAS,....

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Japanese shipbuilders declare force majeure post-quake
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 02:22:00 +0100   seatrade-global (en)

Tokyo: Some Japanese shipbuilders have declared force majeure on delays of newbuilding deliveries in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe. ?Steel materials and other marine equipment took a hit from the disaster. Sumitomo Metal Industries' Kashima mill has ceased supplying steel plates....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (72), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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