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M 4.6 in Japan on 15 May 2017 07:03 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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: 15 May 2017 07:03 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 15 May 2017 08:15 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us10008si6 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 132 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:50:00 +0200   reuters (en)

TOKYO A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old panda, Shin Shin, has shown signs of being pregnant, such as dozing more and urinating less,....

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Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:47:00 +0200   channelnewsasia (en)

TOKYO: A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old panda, Shin Shin, has shown signs of being pregnant, such as dozing more and urinating less,....

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Japan's Emperor Akihito worked to heal wounds of war, get closer to people
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Cabinet approved a Bill on Friday (May 19) to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last year he feared age might make it hard to carry out his duties.

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