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Mw 4.8 Earthquake, Green alert in Japan on 17 Apr 2017 17:39 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 4.8M, Depth:74.56km
  • on 17 Apr 2017 17:39 UTC
  • 514268 people within 100km
  • inserted at 17 Apr 2017 18:00:13 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008idv (neicid)

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Articles: 97 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

North Korea-U.S. tensions spark interest in Japanese government’s J-Alert warning system
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:11:00 +0200   rocketnews24 (en)

People around Japan are spreading news of the J-Alert System and the manual that explains what to do in the event of an armed attack. In a country that’s constantly faced with the threat of natural disasters like , and Japan knows the importance of being prepared.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (71), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2),

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