M 4.8 in Japan on 14 Jan 2018 09:07 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: 55.11 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.839 , 143.0748
Event Date: 14 Jan 2018 09:07 UTC
Exposed Population: About 82000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 14 Jan 2018 09:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 871 | About casualties: 77 | Last hour: 0

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3:34 Expert Calls Caribbean to Strengthen Tsunami Alert SystemTue, 16 Jan 2018 21:49:00 +0100. 16 de enero de 2018, 15:34 Kingston, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The head the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Ronald Jackson called today to strengthen the tsunami alert systems in the region, according to reports by the J
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Realizarán simulacro de tsunami el 31 de enero en EsmeraldasTue, 16 Jan 2018 20:50:00 +0100. El 31 de enero se realizará un simulacro de tsunami en Esmeraldas. Así lo dio a conocer el gobernador de la provincia, Pablo Hadathy, tras una reunión con Ana Arévalo Villamarín, representante de la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgo. “Mientra
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Hawaii's Missile Alert Gaffe: Why Good Human–Machine Design Is CriticalTue, 16 Jan 2018 20:00:00 +0100. A ballistic missile warning alarm that was wrongly triggered in Hawaii recently rams home the importance of the way interfaces are designed to prevent such major bloopers from happening in the first place. It’s an unfortunate reality that w
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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),