M 6.3 in Japan on 08 Jan 2019 12:39 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 1167481
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.3M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 30.5926 , 131.0371
Event Date: 08 Jan 2019 12:39 UTC
Exposed Population: 290000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Jan 2019 13:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000j1d4 Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.57      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Japan - Earthquake (ECHO 17 Apr 2019)Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:58

  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.3, at a depth of 35 km, occurred on Tanega-shima Island (Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan) on 8 January at 12:39 UTC. The epicentre was located approximately 10 km north-east of Nakatane Town and 15 km south-east of Nishinoomote Town.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 1 000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • There are no reports of casualties or damage.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (77), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (4), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),