M 5.6 in Japan on 18 Apr 2021 00:29 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 1265179
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 31.29 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.2705 , 141.8347
Event Date: 18 Apr 2021 00:29 UTC
18 Apr 2021 09:29 Local
Exposed Population: 330000 people in MMI>=IV
2290000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 Apr 2021 06:23 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000e2hf Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Meteo assessment
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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: 47 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Global Earthquake Report for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / VolcanoDiscov ... Wed, 21 Apr 2021 21:40:00 +0200.

Summary: 3 earthquakes 5.0+, 29 earthquakes 4.0+, 151 earthquakes 3.0+, 265 earthquakes 2.0+ (448 total) This report is updated hourly. 5+ scale: 3 earthquakes, score 4+: 29 earthquakes, 3+: 151 earthquakes, grade 2+: 265 earthquakes no ear
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Forskning / 21.04.2021 A Decade After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Alas ... Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:06:00 +0200.

State environmental regulators announced Monday they’re expanding radiation testing of commercially harvested Alaska seafood using a gamma radiation detector at a state laboratory in Anchorage, according to A devastating earthquake and tsun
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Japan reconstructs school building in LalitpurWed, 21 Apr 2021 08:08:00 +0200.

Japan has handed over the reconstructed Patan Secondary School building in Lalitpur amidst a function 19 April. The school was severely damaged by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. It has been completely reconstructed by Japan under its Emergency
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Carnation farm tsunami ruined celebrates being back in bloom April 21, ... Wed, 21 Apr 2021 01:18:00 +0200.

NATORI, Miyagi Prefecture--The tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011 destroyed Fusako Miura's carnation fields here, but the years she spent restoring them helped her recover from the trauma of the disaster. “These 10
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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 (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),