M 5.9 in Russia on 04 Nov 2018 19:26 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 8.03 Km
Lat/Lon: 44.5643 , 145.5939
Event Date: 04 Nov 2018 19:26 UTC
05 Nov 2018 05:26 Local
Exposed Population: About 16000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000i6sc
Inserted at: 04 Nov 2018 19:47 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.6 (Russia)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Russia= 4.6; Japan= 1.5


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000i6sc Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1235302 0 04 Nov 2018 19:26 5.9M, 8.03km 4.61 20 thousand 00:21 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Hokkaido (population 5,808,054) . The nearest places are Rebaushi, Neskuchnoye, Rudnaya, Krut├źnki, Nazarovo, Kobukarikotan, Il'inka, Tokkarimui, Malaya Rechka, Kunashiri, and Rausu.

Radius Population
100 km 16000 people
75 km 12000 people
50 km <1000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Hokkaido Japan 5.8 million people
Sakhalinskaya oblast' Russian Federation 730000 people
Tohoku Japan 9.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Rebaushi Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 40 km
Neskuchnoye Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 41 km
Rudnaya Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 41 km
Krut├źnki Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 43 km
Nazarovo Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 46 km
Kobukarikotan Hokkaido Japan Village5 - 47 km
Il'inka Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 49 km
Tokkarimui Hokkaido Japan Village5 - 51 km
Malaya Rechka Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 52 km
Kunashiri Sakhalinskaya Russia Village4 - 54 km
Grigor'yevo Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 54 km
Ptichye Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 56 km
Tyatino Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 57 km
Gavrilovka Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 57 km
Sasirui Hokkaido Japan Village5 - 62 km
Yuzhno-Kurilsk Sakhalinskaya Russia Village4 5400 people 63 km
Mysovoye Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 64 km
Chibukarabetsu Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 65 km
Goryachiy Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 65 km
Gordeyevka Sakhalinskaya Russia Village5 - 67 km
Medelevo Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 68 km
Danilovo Sakhalinskaya Russia Village6 - 68 km
Rausu Hokkaido Japan City - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yuzhno Kurilsk Russia 64 km

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