M 5.5 in Japan on 29 Oct 2018 01:27 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 1160343
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 91.91 Km
Lat/Lon: 31.6008 , 140.3073
Event Date: 29 Oct 2018 01:27 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Oct 2018 01:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000hiby Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 17 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Cisco : The Top 3 Ways Mobile Phones Can Help Disaster VictimsThu, 01 Nov 2018 22:54:00 +0100.

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Tsunami drill in capital cityThu, 01 Nov 2018 05:31:00 +0100.

Employees of the government ministries including a few UN agencies who participated in the tsunami drill organized by the National Disaster Management Office in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA. THE increase in seismic activity along
World: World Cities Day: Addressing internal displacement is key to ac ... Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:33:00 +0100.

Urban sustainability is a key objective in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , set by world leaders in 2015 to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. Yet, it cannot be achieved if national and local governments

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 (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),