M 4.8 in Japan on 20 Sep 2020 10:48 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 1236064
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 70.9 Km
Lat/Lon: 34.9812 , 140.317
Event Date: 20 Sep 2020 10:48 UTC
20 Sep 2020 19:48 Local
Exposed Population:
18890000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 Sep 2020 11:06 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000bqgi Scaled population (vector) 6.54  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

National Suga plans visit to Fukushima to show commitment to recoveryThu, 24 Sep 2020 09:16:00 +0200.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is planning to visit Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday, government sources said Thursday. It will be Suga’s first visit to the prefecture since he took office last week. Through the trip, Suga is apparently aim
Sustainability, Vol. 12, Pages 7882: Tourism Stakeholder Perspective f ... Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:56:00 +0200.

The 2018 Eastern Iburi Hokkaido earthquake in Japan caused infrastructural damage and tourism disruption within a natural-hazard-prone country. This research advances the theoretical foundation and development of natural disaster management
Information, Vol. 11, Pages 456: Integrated Question-Answering System ... Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:47:00 +0200.

Natural disasters are events that humans cannot control, and Japan has suffered from many such disasters over its long history. Many of these have caused severe damage to human lives and property. These days, numerous Japanese people have g
DIAS GeophysicsMon, 21 Sep 2020 12:52:00 +0200.

DIAS post doctoral researcher Dr Haleh Karbala Ali was awarded “Best Oral Presentation” at the 2020 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Workshop on Underground Water and Karst Imaging which was held virtually August 28th. The extended abst

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