M 5.1 in Japan on 14 Jan 2019 04:23 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 1167962
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 51.55 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.2058 , 139.8416
Event Date: 14 Jan 2019 04:23 UTC
14 Jan 2019 13:23 Local
Exposed Population:
39820000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 14 Jan 2019 04:43 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us2000j3mh Scaled population (vector) 7.61  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),