M 4.5 in Japan on 31 Jul 2020 17:55 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 1228354
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 150.77 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.2167 , 140.1164
Event Date: 31 Jul 2020 17:55 UTC
01 Aug 2020 02:55 Local
Exposed Population:
1250000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Jul 2020 18:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.5 (Japan)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000b7j9 Scaled population (vector) 5.74  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 127 | About casualties: 34 | Last hour: 0

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (41), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2), USGS (2),