M 5.6 in Japan on 08 Apr 2018 16:32 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 7.91 km
Lat/Lon: 35.262 , 132.5405
Event Date: 08 Apr 2018 16:32 UTC
Exposed Population: 2450000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Apr 2018 17:54 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 105 | About casualties: 30 | Last hour: 0

Tsunamis Could Cause Beach Tourism to Lose Hundreds of Millions of Dollars ... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:27:00 +0200. European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. A global tourism destination risk index for tsunamis was released today at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Eur
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Huge quake STRIKES Japan amid fears of Big OneThu, 12 Apr 2018 12:27:00 +0200. The quake rattled the coast of Japan, some 67 miles from Iwanani. Striking at a depth of 13.3km, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Hokkaido, whose population is more than 13,210. There are no immediate reports of injuries or deaths. Th
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BREAKING: Huge quake STRIKES Japan amid fears of Big OneThu, 12 Apr 2018 10:53:00 +0200. DS The quake rattled the coast of Japan, some 67 miles from Iwanani. Striking at a depth of 13.3km, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Hokkaido, whose population is more than 13,210. There are no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.
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Tepco prediction that 15.7-meter tsunami could hit Fukushima plant stunned ... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:05:00 +0200. Four days before the Great East Japan Earthquake, nuclear regulators were stunned by an estimate that a massive tsunami could hit Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant, a Tepco employee testified Wednesday
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),