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M 4.6 in Japan on 23 May 2017 14:16 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: 26.87 Km
  • Event Date: 23 May 2017 14:16 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 353003 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 23 May 2017 15:21 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us10008ueb (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 123 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Drone footage shows Japans progress rebuilding Fukushima shoreline
Sat, 27 May 2017 13:05:00 +0200   ibtimes-sg (en)

The government of Fukushima prefecture has released a series of drone videos showing the rebuilding work six years after a tsunami and earthquake devastated the region. The government of Fukushima prefecture has released a series of drone videos showing the rebuilding work six years after a tsunami and earthquake devastated the region.

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito takes exception to ‘just performing imperial rituals’
Wed, 24 May 2017 14:48:00 +0200   scmp (en)

His words may have been indirect and diplomatic, but there is little disguising the anger of Emperor Akihito of Japan in response to comments by at least one member of a panel set up by the government to consider his abdication. A leak from the Imperial Household Agency to the Mainichi newspaper has....

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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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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (60), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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