M 5.5 in Japan on 21 Oct 2021 08:36 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 1291359
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 336.77 Km
Lat/Lon: 32.1029 , 138.2283
Event Date: 21 Oct 2021 08:36 UTC
21 Oct 2021 17:36 Local
Exposed Population:
No people affected in 100km
Inserted at: 21 Oct 2021 08:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000fwdc Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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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

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),