M 5.8 in Japan on 12 Nov 2017 22:24 UTC

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: 5.8M
Depth: 9.49 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.0555 , 144.8897
Event Date: 12 Nov 2017 22:24 UTC
13 Nov 2017 08:24 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI VI
No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000bmfd
Inserted at: 12 Nov 2017 22:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000bmfd Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with the regional seismic networks. ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1187295 0 12 Nov 2017 22:24 5.8M, 9.49km 2.34 No people affected 00:14 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 unknowed a zone. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1187295 38.056/144.89 5.8 9.49 2.34 12 Nov 2017 22:40 00:16 (new episode)
2 0 1187295 38.056/144.89 5.8 9.49 2.34 13 Nov 2017 00:27 02:03 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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