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M 4.6 in Japan on 31 Jan 2017 12:00 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: 4.6M
  • Depth: 10 Km
  • Event Date: 31 Jan 2017 12:00 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 31 Jan 2017 13:37 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10007weq (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 234 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Japan extends stay for Vietnamese trainee nurses
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:09:00 +0100   vnexpress (en)

Vietnamese trainee nurses and caregivers can now stay in Japan for one more year after their official training period as the country is facing a shortage of medical professionals. The decision, announced by the Japanese government on Friday, will give the trainees another chance to take and pass qualification exams to qualify for work in Japan.

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Radiation at Fukushima plant hits 5-year high The Japanese nuclear plant has recorded the highest radiation level since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The findings are likely to delay attempts to dismantle the plant and will likely increase decommissioning costs.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:10:00 +0100   deutschewelle-en (en)

Radiation levels inside Fukushima's No. 2 reactor were recently estimated at 530 sieverts per hour at one spot, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said on Friday, adding to other problems at the plant. The company analyzed images taken by a camera attached to a robot that probed the deepest point yet within the reactor.

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Lost Japanese Spacecraft Has Made a Key Measurement on Rosetta's Comet
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:21:00 +0100   gizmodo-in (en)

Image: NAOJ/ESA/Go Myazaki. Japan's Proximate Object Close Flyby with Optical Navigation (PROCYON) has been lost in space ever since its ion thrusters blew out in 2014. Since then, the tiny spacecraft has done its best to be useful, orbiting the Sun by itself.

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