M 6.1 in Japan on 26 May 2023 10:03 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 1375763
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 44.528 Km
Lat/Lon: 35.5179 , 140.519
Event Date: 26 May 2023 10:03 UTC
26 May 2023 19:03 Local
Exposed Population: 2.1 million in MMI V
Inserted at: 26 May 2023 11:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.5 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000k46f Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 96 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Providing detailed support to each and every disaster victim Amendment ... 2023-05-30T05:44+0200.

2023-05-30T03:41:35.161Z. Highlights: The government's Central Disaster Prevention Council held a meeting and approved an amendment to the national Basic Plan for Disaster Prevention. The plan newly included the development of an initiative
The Days: enthralling Netflix drama series on Fukushima nuclear disast ... 2023-05-29T05:08+0200.

Japanese Netflix series “The Days” follows the events of the 2011 disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Koji Yakusho (centre) leads an excellent cast in this thrilling story. Photo: Netflix. Netflix drama review: The Days
Children of Gaza share messages of hope and peace2023-05-29T01:54+0200.

To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Palestine Refugee students from four UNRWA schools in the Japan neighborhood of Khan Younis came together to participate in a series of cultural activities
Japan governor tells Tepco bosses nuclear plant to stay shut2023-05-29T01:08+0200.

NIIGATA, JAPAN – The governor of Japan’s Niigata prefecture reiterated his opposition to the restart of Tokyo Electric Power’s (Tepco) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, adding it may take a few years to review the pre-conditions for restart

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 (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),