M 4.8 in Japan on 28 Feb 2021 14:30 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 1257890
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.8M
Depth: 28.12 Km
Lat/Lon: 30.1738 , 131.0856
Event Date: 28 Feb 2021 14:30 UTC
28 Feb 2021 23:30 Local
Exposed Population:
About 45000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 28 Feb 2021 15:44 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000decy Scaled population (vector) 4.71  
  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.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 76 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Los niños del tsunami en Japón, marcados para siempre por la tragediaThu, 04 Mar 2021 13:38:00 +0100.

Yuto Naganuma mira ensimismado mientras la helada brisa del mar sopla por encima de las paredes destruidas del colegio donde perdió a su hermano pequeño en el devastador tsunami del 2011 en Japón. Han pasado diez años y Naganuma y otros com
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Japan’s 2011 Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear disaster by the numbersThu, 04 Mar 2021 13:23:00 +0100.

Japan’s massive earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown of March 11, 2011 shocked the world. The scale of the devastation is difficult to capture, but here are some figures that help paint a picture. 9.0 magnitude quake. The underse
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National Decade after Fukushima disaster, Greenpeace sees cleanup fail ... Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:56:00 +0100.

Ten years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, land Japan identified for cleanup from the triple reactor meltdown of the Fukushima No. 1 power plant remains contaminated, according to a report from Greenpeace. On average, just
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Los niños japoneses del tsunami moldeados por la tragedia – MundoThu, 04 Mar 2021 12:52:00 +0100.

Diez años después, Naganuma y otros como él forman una generación cuyas vidas jóvenes fueron moldeadas por lo que se conoce en Japón como el triple desastre: un poderoso terremoto que provocó un terrible tsunami y el peor accidente nuclear
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

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),