M 4.6 in Japan on 23 May 2017 14:16 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.6M
Depth: 26.87 Km
Lat/Lon: 30.8335 , 131.3971
Event Date: 23 May 2017 14:16 UTC
Exposed Population: 350000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 May 2017 15:21 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

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Latest media headlines

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

Contribution of Asteroid Generated Tsunami to the Impact Hazard
Sat, 27 May 2017 13:46:00 +0200.

Abstract: The long-standing uncertainty about the importance of asteroid-generated tsunami was addressed at a workshop in August 2016, co-sponsored by NASA and NOAA. Experts from NASA, NOAA, the DoE tri-labs (LLNL, SNL, and LANL), DHS, FEMA
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Indian naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka with flood relief supplies
Sat, 27 May 2017 13:33:00 +0200.

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake visited the Port to receive Indian Naval Ship 'INS Kirch'. The supplies were handed over by the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The foreign ministry said that another ship fill
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Drone footage shows Japans progress rebuilding Fukushima shoreline
Sat, 27 May 2017 13:05:00 +0200.

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
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Kenang Gempa 11 Tahun Silam, Sarono Masih Ingat saat Pulang Rumah Suda ...
Sat, 27 May 2017 11:47:00 +0200.

YOGYAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Sarono (51) duduk di atas kursi kayu di pinggir Jalan Parangtritis kilometer 3,5, Kecamatan Sewon, Kabupaten Bantul, DI Yogyakarta, Sabtu (27/5/2017). Pria asal Dusun Sawahan, Desa Sumberagung, Kecamatan Jetis, Kabu
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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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),