M 5.5 in Japan on 26 Jan 2019 08:23 UTC
Shakemap
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: 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.

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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 ,of Tohoku (population 9,984,608) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1246272 40.344/142.196 5.5 36.89 3.95 26 Jan 2019 08:40 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1246272 40.344/142.196 5.5 36.89 4.08 26 Jan 2019 10:25 02:02 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 310000 people
Tohoku Japan 4.6 million people
Hokkaido Japan 1 million people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Uge Iwate Japan Village5 - 36 km
Kuji Iwate Japan Village4 - 37 km
Taneichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 39 km
Kudschi Iwate Japan Village5 - 40 km
Noda Iwate Japan Village5 - 41 km
Noda-Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 44 km
Futatsuya Iwate Japan Village5 - 44 km
Mikkamachi Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Kawajiri Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Akedo Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Kanahama Aomori Japan Village5 - 51 km
Hachinohe Aomori Japan City 230000 people 60 km
Mita Aomori Japan Village5 - 72 km
Furumagi Aomori Japan Village5 - 77 km
Misawa Aomori Japan Village4 42000 people 80 km
Fudai Iwate Japan Village5 - 45 km
Ono Iwate Japan Village4 - 49 km
Shimanokoe Iwate Japan Village5 - 50 km
Motomura Iwate Japan Village5 - 56 km
Numafukuro Iwate Japan Village5 - 57 km
Tashiro Aomori Japan Village5 - 58 km
Otomo Iwate Japan Village5 - 59 km
Omoto Iwate Japan Village4 - 59 km
Karumai Iwate Japan Village4 - 63 km
Settai Iwate Japan Village5 - 64 km
Ichinosawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 64 km
Iwaizumi Iwate Japan Village5 - 65 km
Esashika Iwate Japan Village5 - 67 km
Ichikawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 68 km
Toda Iwate Japan Village5 - 69 km
Kado Iwate Japan Village4 - 69 km
Taro Iwate Japan Village5 - 71 km
Kuriyama Iwate Japan Village5 - 72 km
Kami-ugei Iwate Japan Village5 - 72 km
Kenyoshi Aomori Japan Village5 - 73 km
Ogida Aomori Japan Village5 - 74 km
Sannohe Aomori Japan Village4 - 76 km
Asanai Iwate Japan Village5 - 76 km
Fukuoka Iwate Japan Village4 - 77 km
Gonohe Aomori Japan Village4 - 79 km
Tegurabashi Aomori Japan Village5 - 80 km
Miyako Iwate Japan City 50000 people 81 km
Sasasawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 81 km
Wainai Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Neichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Omoe Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Motoki Iwate Japan Village5 - 84 km
Tanichito Aomori Japan Village5 - 85 km
Shikada Aomori Japan Village5 - 85 km
Fujishima Aomori Japan Village5 - 86 km
Kariya Iwate Japan Village5 - 86 km
Ogara Aomori Japan Village5 - 87 km
Nagaimura Iwate Japan Village5 - 87 km
Kurauchi Aomori Japan Village5 - 88 km
Moichi Iwate Japan Village5 - 88 km
Sambongi Aomori Japan Village4 - 88 km
Takko Aomori Japan Village5 - 88 km
Tsugaruishi Iwate Japan Village5 - 89 km
Johoji Iwate Japan Village5 - 90 km
Ishihama Iwate Japan Village5 - 91 km
Haratai Iwate Japan Village5 - 91 km
Shimizugashira Aomori Japan Village5 - 93 km
Rokkasho Aomori Japan Village5 - 94 km
Katasu Iwate Japan Village5 - 94 km
Horyo Aomori Japan Village5 - 94 km
Kawaguchi Iwate Japan Village4 - 96 km
Shichinohe Aomori Japan Village5 - 96 km
Osawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 97 km
Sabishiro Aomori Japan Village5 - 98 km
Oura Iwate Japan Village5 - 99 km
Yamada Iwate Japan Village4 20000 people 100 km
Terada Iwate Japan Village5 - 100 km
Dedo Aomori Japan Village5 - 101 km
Akasawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 102 km
Araya Iwate Japan Village5 - 102 km
Hiratsudo Iwate Japan Village5 - 102 km
Funakoshi Iwate Japan Village5 - 103 km
Shibutami Iwate Japan Village5 - 104 km
Niita Iwate Japan Village5 - 104 km
Arito Aomori Japan Village5 - 105 km
Kozawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 106 km
Obuke Iwate Japan Village5 - 106 km
Noheji Aomori Japan City - 107 km
Tomari Aomori Japan Village5 - 107 km
Tayama Iwate Japan Village5 - 108 km
Otsuchi Iwate Japan Village5 16000 people 109 km
Anto Iwate Japan Village5 - 111 km
Shimizugawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 113 km
Barajima Iwate Japan Village5 - 113 km
Yokohama Aomori Japan Village4 - 114 km
Yashikidai Iwate Japan Village5 - 114 km
Morioka Iwate Japan Major city 290000 people 114 km
Sawa Iwate Japan Village5 - 115 km
Fudaba Iwate Japan Village5 - 115 km
Joyanagi Iwate Japan Village5 - 116 km
Oyu Akita Japan Village5 - 116 km
Matsuo Iwate Japan Village5 - 117 km
Ryoishi Iwate Japan Village5 - 117 km
Kodanosawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 119 km
Hanawa Akita Japan Village4 - 121 km
Chikagawa Aomori Japan Village5 - 122 km
Mirumaemachi Iwate Japan Village5 - 122 km
Kamaishi Iwate Japan City 42000 people 122 km
Kominato Aomori Japan Village5 - 123 km
Hizume Iwate Japan Village4 - 124 km
Kosaka Akita Japan Village4 - 124 km
Ohasama Iwate Japan Village5 - 125 km
Kakkonda Iwate Japan Village5 - 125 km
Sarugamori Aomori Japan Village5 - 125 km
Ohashi Iwate Japan Village5 - 125 km
Shirahama Iwate Japan Village5 - 126 km
Tono Iwate Japan Village5 26000 people 126 km
Akabane Iwate Japan Village5 - 126 km
Shizukuishi Iwate Japan Village4 19000 people 126 km
Shigenai Akita Japan Village5 - 128 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Hachinohe HHE 46 Mil. Paved Yes 7300
Misawa Naf MSJ 36 Mil. Paved Yes 10000
Ippongibara 304 0
Aomori AOJ 199 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Hanamaki HNA 91 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Odate Noshiro ONJ 89 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Akita AXT 95 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Akita Old 15 0
Hakodate HKD 34 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Matsushima 2 Civ. Paved Yes 8800
Ojojibara 70 0
Kasuminome 5 0
Shonai SYO 22 Civ. Paved Yes 6500
Sendai SDJ 5 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Sapporo-New Chitose CTS 21 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Sappora / Chitose 27 Mil. Paved Yes 9800
Sapporo OKD 8 Civ. Paved Yes 4500

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Hachinohe JPHHE Japan
Fudai Japan
Miyako JPMYK Japan
Yamada Japan
Kamaishi JPKIS Japan
Aomori JPAOJ Japan
Ominato JPOMT Japan
Ofunato JPOFT Japan
Ohata Japan
Kesennuma Ko Japan
Noshiro JPNSR Japan
Akita JPAXT Japan
Oga Japan
Hakodate JPHKD Japan
Funakawa JPFNK Japan
Samani JPSAM Japan
Ishinomaki JPISM Japan
Sakata JPSKT Japan
Tomakomai JPTMK Japan

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa 1976
Setsukinaidamuko Setsukinai Setsukinaigawa 1986
Gandoko Gando Tandogawa 1960
Sotoyama Sotoyama Sotoyamagawa 1943
Tenma Tenma Tsubokawa 1968
Tsunatori Tsunatori Nagatsugawa 1982
Nanbukatafujiko Shijushida Kitakamigawa 1968
Tanosawatameike Tanosawatameike Shimizugawa 1942
Goshoko Gosho Shizukuishigawa 1981
Shimoyuheiseiko Shimoyu Tsutsumigawa 1988
Fujinoko Oana Nishonaigawa 1933
Nijinoko Asaseishigawa Asaseishigawa 1988
Heiannomizuumi Sannokai Takinagawa 2001
Taseko Tase Sarugaishigawa 1954
Namioka Namioka Kareizawagawa 1982
Shakaike Shakaike Midaregawa 1945
Oshuku Oshuku Oshukugawa 1957
Taiheiko Moriyoshi Komatagawa 1953
Hayaseno Hayaseno Nijigaigawa 1984
Toyosawako Toyosawa Toyosawagawa 1961
Hosenko Tamagawa Tamagawa 1990
Shusenko Yoroihata Tamagawa 1957
Natsuse Natsuse Tamagawa 1940
Jindaichoseichi Jindai Tamagawa 1940
Odagawa Odagawa Odagawa 1975
Fudoko Iizume Iizumegawa 1972
Chokeiko Hayakuchi Hayakuchigawa 1976
Ishibane Ishibane Wagagawa 1954
Senganishitameike Senganishi Shukunaigawa 1934
Kinshuko Yuda Wagagawa 1964
Shinkodoroku Shinkodoroku Yamadagawa 1967
Miyamako Meya Iwakigawa 1959
Koaniko Haginari Koanigawa 1966
Subariko Subari Kasugegawa 1970
Kawakitako Iwami Sannaigawa 1978
Ishibuchiko Ishibuchi Isawagawa 1953
Ainono Ainono Yokotegawa 1960
Hanekawa Hanekawa Itonagaregawa 1967
Otakisawatameike Otakisawatameike Michigawa 1937
Kurikoma Kurikoma Sanhazamagawa 1961
Naganuma Naganuma Hazamagawa 2005
Hanayamako Hanayama Hazamagawa 2004
Kuromorigawadaiichicosuichi Kuromorigawadaiichi Kuromorigawa 1976
Kejonuma Kejonuma Tajirigawa 1995

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