M 4.8 in Japan on 17 Apr 2017 17:39 UTC

Event 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: 74.56 km
Lat/Lon: 34.5751 , 140.3916
Event Date: 17 Apr 2017 17:39 UTC
Exposed Population: 510000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 Apr 2017 18:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

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

Assess govt preparedness for ‘Big One,’ Senate urged
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:10:00 +0200.

WHILE there is no technology that can predict earthquakes and save lives and property, the government has enough time to prepare for and mitigate the impact of the “Big One” that might hit Metro Manila (National Capital Region or NCR). “The
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El arquitecto chileno Alejandro Aravena gana premio medioambiental sue ...
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:00 +0200.

El arquitecto chileno Alejandro Aravena fue distinguido hoy con el premio Gotemburgo para el desarrollo sostenible por incorporar aspectos sociales, económicos y medioambientales y fomentar la implicación de todos los actores. Aravena y sus
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Irak'tan "Bağımsız Kürdistan" açıklaması
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:38:00 +0200.

Irak Kürt Bölgesel Yönetimi'nde (IKBY) bağımsızlık referandumunun hazırlıkları başlatılırken Irak'ta iktidardaki Şii İttifakı'nın etkili lideri Ammar El Hakim, "Bağımsız bir Kürdistan tüm bölgede hissedilecek siyasi bir tsunami yaratır" ded
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Offshore earthquake at Forster causes tremor
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:35:00 +0200.

UPDATE: The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) has issued a statement based on the magnitude and location of this earthquake, the JATWC has assessed that there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland islands from this e
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (36), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),