M 5.6 in Japan on 15 Sep 2018 00:08 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 1156690
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 5.85 Km
Lat/Lon: 26.7398 , 129.647
Event Date: 15 Sep 2018 00:08 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Sep 2018 00:43 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000hewm Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 29 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Hokkaido quake reveals Japan is woefully unprepared to help foreigners ... Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:13:00 +0200.

The powerful earthquake that recently hit Hokkaido threw a strong spotlight on how unprepared Japan is to provide foreign visitors with information during a crisis. With the number of foreign visitors expected to grow ahead of the 2020 Toky
Olympics: Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Games bidTue, 18 Sep 2018 02:59:00 +0200.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The northern Japan city of Sapporo told the International Olympic Committee on Monday that it will give up its bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The capital of Hokkaido, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, deci
CPEC projects should be transparent, in benefit of Pakistan: Japanese ... Tue, 18 Sep 2018 02:28:00 +0200.

Islamabad: Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai has said as a long-term friend of Pakistan, Japan supports and wishes to contribute further to the development of Pakistan. In this respect, Japan sincerely hopes that the CPEC projects are to b
Sapporo officially drops bid for 2026 Winter OlympicsTue, 18 Sep 2018 00:25:00 +0200.

The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake. After meeting with Sapporo representatives, the International Olympic Committee says the city will now focus on a bid for the 2

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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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),