M 5.5 in Japan on 26 Jan 2019 08:23 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 1168922
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: 440000 people in MMI>=IV
690000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 26 Jan 2019 08:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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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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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Researchers have warned climate change will lead to extreme weather events, increase human mental health problems and internally displace more than 143 million people. A recent study from Japan, where temperatures have increased an average
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),