M 5.5 in Japan on 15 Sep 2018 04:40 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 26.6739 , 129.6022
Event Date: 15 Sep 2018 04:40 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Sep 2018 04:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 30 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Big Y helping Red Cross response to hurricane, gas explosions
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:09:00 +0200.

SPRINGFIELD -- Big Y World Class Markets are collecting donations for American Red Cross disaster relief efforts for the Merrimack Valley fires and explosions, Hurricane Florence and other incidents. The drive runs from Wednesday, Sept. 19
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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
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Olympics: Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Games bid
Tue, 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
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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
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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),