M 5.9 in Japan on 07 Jul 2018 11:23 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 39.4 km
Lat/Lon: 35.0916 , 140.6543
Event Date: 07 Jul 2018 11:23 UTC
Exposed Population: 7500000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 07 Jul 2018 11:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 158 | About casualties: 24 | Last hour: 0

Death toll in Japan floods climbs to 176
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:03:00 +0200.

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in Japan have killed another 21 people in what has become one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the country since the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima in 2011. A total of 176 peop
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Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so many die?
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:01:00 +0200.

Below are some reasons for the high death toll. EXTREME WEATHER. Remnants of Typhoon Prapiroon fed into a seasonal rainy weather front fuelled by warm air from the Pacific Ocean - a pattern similar to one that caused flooding in southwester
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Japan face worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so many die?
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:47:00 +0200.

At least 176 people have died, and millions have been forced to evacuate in the worst weather disaster in the country for 36 years. (corrects date for mandatory hazard maps to 2005) By Linda Sieg. TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) - Torrential rains
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Corrected: Japan hit by worst weather disaster in decades: Why did so ...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:16:00 +0200.

By Linda Sieg. TOKYO (Reuters) - Torrential rains unleashed floods and set off landslides in western Japan last week, killing at least 176 people, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving dozens missing in the country’s worst weather disast
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),