M 5.5 in Japan on 24 Apr 2018 08:53 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1141118
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 79.92 Km
Lat/Lon: 43.3579 , 145.7435
Event Date: 24 Apr 2018 08:53 UTC
Exposed Population: 110000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 24 Apr 2018 09:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Russia)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Russia= 4.6; Japan= 1.5


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000dr71 Scaled population -8  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 13 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Tokyo International Fire and Safety Exhibition 2018Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:30:00 +0200.

- The largest firefighting and disaster prevention exhibition in Japan - All the latest products and services for fire and disaster safety - Held every 5 years at Tokyo Big Sight TOKYO, Apr 27, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Tokyo Fire Departm
High court upholds ruling blaming local gov'ts over school kids' death ... Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:36:00 +0200.

A high court upheld a lower court ruling Thursday ordering the city of Ishinomaki and Miyagi Prefecture to pay around 1.4 billion yen in damages to the families of 23 elementary school pupils killed by tsunami following the March 2011 earth
Putin’s nuclear ‘doomsday machine’ could destroy US coast with 100-met ... Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:16:00 +0200.

Russia's new nuclear-powered underwater drone could wipe out entire coastal cities, leaving them underwater with 100 meter-high radioactive tsunamis, experts have said. Experts fear that if detonated underwater, the drone, which is allegedl
Can animals really predict earthquakes? Evidence is shaky, scientists ... Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0200.

Should you worry about an earthquake if you see your dog acting strangely? For thousands of years, people have claimed that odd behaviour by animals could predict an imminent earthquake, but a study - apparently the first rigorous analysis

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),