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M 5.3 in Japan on 12 Aug 2017 18:23 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary

Summary

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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.3M
  • Depth: 20.28 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 18:23 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 44552 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 18:43 UTC

References

Known identifiers for this event: us2000a7m5 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 388 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

This haunting 'wind phone' is helping Japanese say goodbye to the departed
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:16:00 +0200   ChinaPost (en)

An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi about 20 minutes' drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. The phone has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, people who have come to convey their feelings to departed loved ones "through the wind.

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In Japan, 'wind phone' links people with their departed loved ones
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:07:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

TOKYO (WASHINGTON POST) - An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi - about 20 minutes' drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. The phone has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, people who have come to....

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This haunting 'wind phone' is helping Japanese say goodbye to the departed
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:21:00 +0200   AsiaOne (en)

An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi about 20 minutes' drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. The phone has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, people who have come to convey their feelings to departed loved ones "through the wind.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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