M 4.9 in Japan on 07 Dec 2021 17:29 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 1300400
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 8.58 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.1807 , 141.2643
Event Date: 07 Dec 2021 17:29 UTC
08 Dec 2021 02:29 Local
Exposed Population:
2.1 million in 100km
Inserted at: 08 Dec 2021 17:02 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000ga4u Scaled population (vector) 5.96  
  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, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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),