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M 5.5 in Japan on 30 Dec 2016 20:08 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: 5.5M
  • Depth: 11.94 Km
  • Event Date: 30 Dec 2016 20:08 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 685120 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 30 Dec 2016 20:27 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007ntd (neicid)

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Articles: 205 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Japan's emperor and empress to make their first goodwill visit to Vietnam
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:57:00 +0100   ibtimes-uk (en)

The emperor and empress of Japan are planning their first goodwill visit to Vietnam this year. According to a source close to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will travel to the country in early March, following multiple invitations from Vietnamese dignitaries and leaders.

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Relaxing ban on Japanese food needs rational discussion: Tsai
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:44:00 +0100   japantimes (en)

TAIPEI – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday the public should rationally discuss the issue of whether to ease restrictions on food imports from five Japanese prefectures imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Speaking at a question-and-answer session at a year-end news....

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Earthquake of 5.5-magnitude strikes near Japan's east coast, says US Geological Survey
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 04:49:00 +0100   expressindia (en)

On Wednesday a 6.3-magnitude quake hit 18 kilometres north-northeast of the town of Daigo. (File) A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit near Japan’s east coast today, the US Geological Survey said. The moderate quake hit at a shallow depth of 11 kilometres (6.8 miles), 244 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, just after 5:00 am (local time).

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