M 5 in Japan on 30 Dec 2020 00:35 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 1249600
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.0M
Depth: 83.94 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.5483 , 140.3567
Event Date: 30 Dec 2020 00:35 UTC
30 Dec 2020 09:35 Local
Exposed Population:
14790000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 30 Dec 2020 00:54 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d45q Scaled population (vector) 6.99  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 20 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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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: EC-JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),