M 5.5 in Japan on 26 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

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: 5.5M
Depth: 36.89 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.3435 , 142.1958
Event Date: 26 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
26 Jan 2019 17:23 Local
Exposed Population: 440000 people in MMI>=IV
690000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j94y
Inserted at: 26 Jan 2019 08:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j94y 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.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1246272 0 26 Jan 2019 08:23 5.5M, 36.89km 4.08 700 thousand 00:17 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 Tohoku (population 9,984,608) . The nearest places are Shiromae, Minami-Samuraihama, Honnami, Kita-Samuraihama, Kosode, Uge, Ojiri, Yagi, Kuji, Minato, and Yokouchi.

Radius Population
100 km 690000 people
75 km 380000 people
50 km 59000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 9.9 million people
Hokkaido Japan 5.8 million people
Kanto Japan 38.5 million people
Sakhalinskaya oblast' Russian Federation 730000 people
Chubu Japan 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Shiromae Iwate Japan Village - 34 km
Minami-Samuraihama Iwate Japan Village - 34 km
Honnami Iwate Japan Village - 35 km
Kita-Samuraihama Iwate Japan Village - 35 km
Kosode Iwate Japan Village - 35 km
Uge Iwate Japan Village - 36 km
Ojiri Iwate Japan Village - 36 km
Yagi Iwate Japan Village - 37 km
Kuji Iwate Japan Village - 37 km
Minato Iwate Japan Village - 37 km
Sunasawa Iwate Japan Village - 38 km
Kuki Iwate Japan Village - 38 km
Taneichi Iwate Japan Village - 39 km
Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village - 40 km
Kudschi Iwate Japan Village - 40 km
Noda Iwate Japan Village - 41 km
Okubo Iwate Japan Village - 42 km
Ube Iwate Japan Village - 42 km
Hataketa Iwate Japan Village - 43 km
Kawasiri Iwate Japan Village - 43 km
Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village - 43 km
Shimo-Gonya Iwate Japan Village - 43 km
Horinai Iwate Japan Village - 43 km
Noda-Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village - 44 km
Futatsuya Iwate Japan Village - 44 km
Kawadai Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Mikkamachi Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Kawajiri Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Fudai Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Akedo Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Denkiani Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Kadonohama Iwate Japan Village - 45 km
Nei Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Tetsuzan Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Okuzo Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Torii Iwate Japan Village - 47 km
Jonai Iwate Japan Village - 48 km
Okkoshi Aomori Japan Village - 48 km
Uwano Aomori Japan Village - 48 km
Ono Iwate Japan Village - 49 km
Sekiguchi Iwate Japan Village - 49 km
Shima-Tokusari Iwate Japan Village - 50 km
Shimanokoe Iwate Japan Village - 50 km
Take Iwate Japan Village - 51 km
Tsunagi Iwate Japan Village - 51 km
Kanahama Aomori Japan Village - 51 km
Mimigahoe Aomori Japan Village - 51 km
Okuki Aomori Japan Village - 51 km
Akamatatsu Iwate Japan Village - 51 km
Hagyu Iwate Japan Village - 52 km
Kami-Tokusari Iwate Japan Village - 52 km
Shimanokoshi Iwate Japan Village - 52 km
Hanjoshi Iwate Japan Village - 53 km
Hirananamisawa Iwate Japan Village - 53 km
Kiurinai Iwate Japan Village - 53 km
Sasawatari Iwate Japan Village - 53 km
Toyabe Aomori Japan Village - 53 km
Kiriushi Iwate Japan Village - 54 km
Ishinohachi Aomori Japan Village - 54 km
Tsunogaraori Aomori Japan Village - 55 km
Shirahama Aomori Japan Village - 55 km
Nobokir Aomori Japan Village - 56 km
Motomura Iwate Japan Village - 56 km
Hamaiwaizumi Iwate Japan Village - 56 km
Shimohata Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Furusato Aomori Japan Village - 57 km
Takasuka Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Kaneyamasawa Aomori Japan Village - 57 km
Ushigasawa Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Numafukuro Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Machibatake Aomori Japan Village - 57 km
Kogarumai Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Tanesashi Aomori Japan Village - 57 km
Oguni Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Tetsuzan Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Matakubo Iwate Japan Village - 58 km
Kawai Iwate Japan Village - 58 km
Tashiro Aomori Japan Village - 58 km
Nishiyama Aomori Japan Village - 58 km
Mashikonai Iwate Japan Village - 58 km
Seki Iwate Japan Village - 58 km
Hinosawa Iwate Japan Village - 58 km
Otomo Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Omoto Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Muroba Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Niida Aomori Japan Village - 60 km
Shidami Aomori Japan Village - 60 km
Hachinohe Aomori Japan City 230000 people 60 km
Komidate Iwate Japan Village - 61 km
Tatemae Aomori Japan Village - 61 km
Nagakura Iwate Japan Village - 61 km
Miyamoto Iwate Japan Village - 61 km
Maruko Iwate Japan Village - 61 km
Nakaibayashi Aomori Japan Village - 61 km
Sasako Aomori Japan Village - 62 km
Odaira Iwate Japan Village - 62 km
Nakasato Iwate Japan Village - 62 km
Nikarube Iwate Japan Village - 62 km
Karumai Iwate Japan Village - 63 km
Yamada Iwate Japan Village - 63 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Hachinohe HHE 46 Mil. Paved Yes 7300 66 km
Misawa Naf MSJ 36 Mil. Paved Yes 10000 81 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Fudai Japan 44 km
Hachinohe JPHHE Japan 58 km
Miyako JPMYK Japan 81 km
Yamada Japan 100 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa 1976 58 km
Setsukinaidamuko Setsukinai Setsukinaigawa 1986 65 km
Gandoko Gando Tandogawa 1960 91 km
Sotoyama Sotoyama Sotoyamagawa 1943 100 km

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