M 5.9 in Japan on 12 Jan 2021 02:39 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 1251227
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 211.45 Km
Lat/Lon: 43.7027 , 139.9953
Event Date: 12 Jan 2021 02:39 UTC
12 Jan 2021 11:39 Local
Exposed Population: 1050000 people in MMI>=IV
130000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 Jan 2021 02:55 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000d7ml Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

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Un terremoto de magnitud 5,3 sacude la costa sur de la isla japonesa d ... Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:39:00 +0100.

Tokio, 15 ene (Sputnik).- Un terremoto de magnitud 5,3 se registró este viernes cerca de la costa meridional de la isla japonesa de Honshu, informó la Agencia Meteorológica de Japón. Los temblores, según la agencia, se detectaron a las 22.4
Light tremor of magnitude 4.0 just reported 37 km northeast of Hirara, ... Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:35:00 +0100.

4.0 quake 16 Jan 12:40 am (GMT +9) A magnitude 4.0 earthquake near Hirara, Miyakojima Shi, Okinawa, Japan, was reported only 26 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international a
1st LD Writethru: 5.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's...Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:23:00 +0100.

TOKYO, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on Friday struck off Japan's Mie Prefecture, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The temblor occurred at around 10:39 p.m. local time, with its epicenter at a

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: JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),