M 5.5 in Japan on 15 May 2017 07:05 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 km
Lat/Lon: 27.2168 , 130.153
Event Date: 15 May 2017 07:05 UTC
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 May 2017 07:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (JPN)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 132 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:50:00 +0200.

TOKYO A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old panda, Shin Shin, has shown signs
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Makran subduction zone
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:48:00 +0200.

It may seem far-fetched and even unnecessarily alarmist to a majority of people living along the coast but there is a possibility of a tsunami hitting the Makran coast. According to a study published in the Geophysical Journal International
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Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:47:00 +0200.

TOKYO: A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. Ueno Zoo's 11-year-old panda, Shin Shin, has shown sign
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O horror de Brasília
Fri, 19 May 2017 06:01:00 +0200.

Jornal de WM O horror de Brasília. Diante do tsunami de Brasília, noticiado com mínimos detalhes na avalanche da tevê, o colombiano Gabriel Garcia Márquez não pegaria o juvenil do realismo fantástico brasileiro onde acontecem histórias do n
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),