M 6.3 in Japan on 17 Apr 2024 14:14 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 1424545
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 25.7 Km
Lat/Lon: 33.1621 , 132.3871
Event Date: 17 Apr 2024 14:14 UTC
17 Apr 2024 23:14 Local
Exposed Population: 110 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 17 Apr 2024 14:32 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
1.5 (Japan)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0.4 0 0.4
us7000mcpi Scaled population (raster) 4.42 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.57      
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Japan - Earthquake (ECHO 18 Apr 2024)Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:59

  • A 6.3 M earthquake at a depth of 26 km occurred on 17 April at 14.14 UTC (23.14 local time) offshore close to the south-western coast of Shikoku Island in southern Japan. The epicentre was located approximately 17 km west-south-west of Uwajima City (Ehime Prefecture).
  • According to USGS PAGER, up to 1,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and 156,000 to strong shaking. 
  • According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), six people have been injured, of whom six in Ehime Prefecture (Shikoku Island), two in Oita Prefecture (Kyushu Island), and one in Kochi Prefecture (Shikoku Island).
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. 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 (91), (5), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),