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M 4.9 in Japan on 24 Sep 2016 10:20 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: 4.9M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 24 Sep 2016 10:20 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 24 Sep 2016 10:42 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10006sal (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 218 | About casualties: 15 | Last hour: 0

China - Taiwan Province: China, Philippines, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MEGI UPDATE (GDACS, JTWC, CWB, JMA, PAGASA, CMA, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 September 2016)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:52:00 +0200   reliefWeb (en)

TC MEGI continued moving north-west strengthening. On 27 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 180 km south-east of Hualien county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 185 km/h. Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west as an intense Typhoon.

People and organisations:

Powerful quake rattles Japan’s southern island of Okinawa
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:44:00 +0200   thehimalayantimes (en)

TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has rattled Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands, but there was no danger of a tsunami. Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake occurred at 2:20 pm (0520 GMT) Monday off the coast of Okinawa, at the depth of 40 kilometres below the sea surface.

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Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quake
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:13:00 +0200   trust (en)

TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Japan's southern Okinawa island and a chain of neighbouring islands were shaken on Monday by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injury. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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