M 5.6 in Japan on 22 Mar 2023 07:37 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 1366103
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 35.412 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.3031 , 143.0358
Event Date: 22 Mar 2023 07:37 UTC
22 Mar 2023 17:37 Local
Exposed Population: 80 thousand in MMI III
Inserted at: 22 Mar 2023 07:58 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.1 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000jlw8 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
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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 (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),