M 5.5 in Japan on 28 Jan 2020 01:36 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 1203848
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 78.99 Km
Lat/Lon: 43.558 , 145.9487
Event Date: 28 Jan 2020 01:36 UTC
28 Jan 2020 11:36 Local
Exposed Population: 100000 people in MMI>=IV
About 97000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Jan 2020 01:39 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Russia)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Russia= 4.6; Japan= 1.5


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us60007huu Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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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 (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),