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M 4.8 in Japan on 20 May 2017 11:26 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: 8.73 Km
  • Event Date: 20 May 2017 11:26 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 20 May 2017 11:48 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us10008ttb (neicid)

Latest media headlines

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2 more nuclear reactors in Japan clear regulator's safety review
Wed, 24 May 2017 10:12:00 +0200   japantoday (en)

The Nuclear Regulation Authority formally confirmed Wednesday that two reactors on the Sea of Japan have met the country's post-Fukushima safety standards, paving the way for their restart possibly this fall. The authority gave its final approval to a screening report submitted by Kansai Electric Power Co on the Nos.

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How a tsunami in Japan endangered children in Cambodia
Wed, 24 May 2017 09:26:00 +0200   bendbulletin (en)

The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, now threatens the developing brains of children in Cambodia — but not for reasons that were ever expected. Cambodia has long struggled with iodine deficiency. The element is crucial to early brain growth: When pregnant women and their infants....

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Japan’s regional governments overwhelmed by emergency food nearing expiration dates
Wed, 24 May 2017 07:29:00 +0200   japantimes (en)

Local governments are struggling to deal with stores of emergency food near their use-by dates, after boosting stockpiles in the wake of recent natural disasters. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government this year launched a major effort to avoid wasting survival food, including the free distribution of food at public events.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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