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M 5.6 in Japan on 02 Feb 2016 05:31 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
  • Depth: 17.48 Km
  • Event Date: 02 Feb 2016 05:31 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 109975 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 02 Feb 2016 05:51 UTC


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Latest media headlines

Articles: 322 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits east Japan
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:50:00 +0100   aa-en (en)

No tsunami warning issued; bullet train services at parts of line between Tokyo and Osaka briefly disrupted. TOKYO. A moderate earthquake hit eastern Japan Friday, resulting in no tsunami warning but brief disruptions to a bullet train line operating in Tokyo. The tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 4.

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Vulkanausbruch 71 Kilometer neben aktivem Atom-Komplex: Japan hat nichts aus Fukushima gelernt
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:07:00 +0100   ots (de)

GLOBAL 2000 fordert internationale Kontrolle der japanischen Nuklearanlagen. Wien (OTS) Der aktive Vulkan Sakurajima auf Kyūshū im Südwesten Japans ist heute zum wiederholten Mal ausgebrochen. Dieses Mal wurde die Bewertung der Vulkan-Warnstufe von der japanischen Behörde auf Stufe 3 erhöht.

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Japan deports dolphin activist after airport detention
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:19:00 +0100   aljazeera-en (en)

The star of an Oscar-winning documentary that shows how dolphins are hunted and slaughtered in Japan was deported to the United States after Tokyo airport officials held him for more than two weeks. American Ric O'Barry said on Friday he was determined to come back and keep fighting to save the dolphins by working with Japanese people.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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