M 5.8 in Japan on 17 May 2018 18:42 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 1143412
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 42.6758 , 145.6026
Event Date: 17 May 2018 18:42 UTC
Exposed Population: About 64000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 17 May 2018 19:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000e7fh Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
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Latest media headlines

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

Remote Sensing, Vol. 10, Pages 802: Combining TerraSAR-X and Landsat I ... Mon, 21 May 2018 16:16:00 +0200.

Abstract Rapid damage mapping following a disaster event, especially in an urban environment, is critical to ensure that the emergency response in the affected area is rapid and efficient. This work presents a new method for mapping damage
Campo y educación, la clave para el desarrollo de Guanajuato: AMLOMon, 21 May 2018 09:40:00 +0200.

“Sí, pero están importando la carne de cerdo de Canadá, para mandarla a Japón. Aquí nada más la maquilan, entonces deberíamos de producir la carne aquí. Son opciones, alternativas que se tienen para la actividad productiva de Guanajuato. Lo
Radiation monitors in Fukushima broken; malfunction 4,000 timesMon, 21 May 2018 01:22:00 +0200.

Some 3,000 radiation monitoring devices installed in Fukushima Prefecture after the 2011 nuclear accident have been hit by glitches and other problems nearly 4,000 times, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday. The Nuclear Regulation
9:21 Session to Help Identify 2011 Disaster Victims in JapanSun, 20 May 2018 15:52:00 +0200.

20 de mayo de 2018, 09:21 Tokyo,May 20 (Prensa Latina) Police in northeastern Japan are holding an information-providing session today to help those whose loved ones remain unaccounted for more than 7 years after the 2011 earthquake and tsu

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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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),