M 4.9 in Japan on 31 Dec 2020 16:53 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 1249863
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 26.44 Km
Lat/Lon: 34.4047 , 139.2565
Event Date: 31 Dec 2020 16:53 UTC
01 Jan 2021 01:53 Local
Exposed Population:
1760000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Dec 2020 18:21 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d4kf Scaled population (vector) 5.59  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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