M 4.9 in Japan on 12 Oct 2018 00:14 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 1158857
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 9.71 Km
Lat/Lon: 42.6136 , 141.843
Event Date: 12 Oct 2018 00:14 UTC
Exposed Population: 3210000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Oct 2018 00:38 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000haw5 Scaled population 6.46  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 15 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Earth's Magnetic Fields Could Give Lightspeed Warning of Incoming Eart ... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:05:00 +0200.

When preparing for a natural disaster, every second counts. Any tip off to an impending disaster gives residents a second longer to prepare and brace themselves for what's coming. Some natural disasters, like earthquakes and tsunamis, actua
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EU Civil Protection MechanismMon, 15 Oct 2018 18:45:00 +0200.

Why is this important? Civil protection assistance consists of governmental aid delivered in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. It can take the form of in-kind assistance, deployment of specially-equipped teams or assessment and coordin
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Disasters discriminate. Disaster response should notMon, 15 Oct 2018 14:02:00 +0200.

When landslides devastated parts of Khatlon province in Tajikistan in early 2009, the village of Baldzhuvan was better prepared than most. Bibi Rahimova, a local community organiser, had spent years alerting people to the dangers of living
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Murakami says writing is what he can do for disaster victimsMon, 15 Oct 2018 11:01:00 +0200.

Sample newspaper article. 作家の村上春樹さん(69)が6日、米ニューヨークで開かれた芸術イベントに出席した。東日本大震災などの大きな災害や事件が自身の作品に与えた影響に触れ「(被災者ら) 苦しんでいる人たちに私ができることは、 良い物語を書くことだ」と語った。 イベントは米誌ニューヨーカーが主催し、村上さんは同誌編集者と対談。1995年の 地下鉄サリン事件後に被害者らを訪ねて インタビューしたノンフィクション「アンダーグラウンド」を発表した経緯や、出
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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 (33), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),