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M 4.8 in Japan on 31 Jul 2016 17:17 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: 25.28 Km
  • Event Date: 31 Jul 2016 17:17 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 8120 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 31 Jul 2016 17:42 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us1000690p (neicid)

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Articles: 276 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Tokyo's new governor lauds Taiwan-Japan mutual ass...
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:46:00 +0200   focustaiwan (en)

Tokyo, Aug. 4 (CNA) Yuriko Koike, the newly elected governor of Tokyo, said Thursday that Japan and Taiwan have built a solid partnership for mutual assistance in times of natural disasters. In a meeting with Taiwan's visiting Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), Koike said she will work to....

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Liquid Robotics and Hydro Systems Development Delivers Japan's First Long-Term Ocean Observation Network
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:40:00 +0200   marketwatch (en)

SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 03, 2016 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Fleet of Wave Gliders Delivered to the Japan Coast Guard for a Multi-Year, Environmental Mission. SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2016) - Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, and their Japanese partner,....

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Legislative speaker delivers earthquake donations to Japan
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0200   taipeitimes (en)

Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) yesterday handed over NT$24.45 million (US$774,286) donated by Taiwanese to Japan to be used in recovery efforts after an earthquake hit Kyushu Island on April 16. Su, leading a 23-member legislative delegation on a visit to Japan, presented the money to....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (72), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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