M 5.5 in Japan on 29 Dec 2018 19:08 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 1166632
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 58.28 Km
Lat/Lon: 42.2718 , 143.2251
Event Date: 29 Dec 2018 19:08 UTC
Exposed Population: 390000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Dec 2018 19:29 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000iyzj Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
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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: 46 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Tokyo Olympic Games to use hydrogen fuelWed, 02 Jan 2019 18:40:00 +0100.

If realised, the 2020 Games would be the first Olympics to use the alternative energy source for this purpose. H 2 produced at a state-of-the-art plant under construction in Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by the 2011 Great East
Tokyo Olympics torches to use recycled aluminium from FukushimaWed, 02 Jan 2019 10:43:00 +0100.

The torches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will employ recycled aluminium in their making from temporary housing in Japan's Fukushima prefecture stricken by an earthquake, A tsunami and AN ensuing nuclear disaster in 2011, local media reported
Indonesia tsunami raises questions over disaster preparednessWed, 02 Jan 2019 06:12:00 +0100.

As Indonesia reels from the carnage of yet another natural disaster, authorities around the globe are working on how they can prepare for the kind of freak tsunami that battered coasts west of Jakarta this month. The Dec. 23 tsunami killed
2020 Olympic torches to be made of recycled aluminum from FukushimaWed, 02 Jan 2019 00:03:00 +0100.

Recycled aluminum from temporary housing in Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is planned to be used in the crafting of Tokyo 2020 Olympic torches, sources close to the matter re

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