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M 5 in Japan on 12 Oct 2017 06:12 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.0M
  • Depth: 23.84 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Oct 2017 06:12 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Oct 2017 06:33 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (JPN)


Known identifiers for this event: us1000aqls (neicid)

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Articles: 202 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Almost 300 marine species hitched a ride on tsunami debris from Japan to the US
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:30:00 +0200   news-yahoo (en)

A tsunami brought these creatures from Japan to the US. Posted by on Friday, October 13, 2017. Verge Science On the morning of June 5th, 2012, John Chapman drove up to Agate Beach in Newport, Oregon, to take a look at a massive, 188-ton dock that had washed ashore during a storm.

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Non-native species from Japanese tsunami aided by unlikely partner: Plastics
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0200   terradaily (en)

A new study appearing this week in Science reports the discovery of a startling new role of plastic marine debris - the transport of non-native species in the world's oceans. Co-authored by Oregon State University marine scientists John Chapman and Jessica Miller, the study also suggests that....

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World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017 to Be Held in Sendai, Japan, on November 25-28
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:56:00 +0200   marketwatch (en)

Press Release World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017 to Be Held in Sendai, Japan, on November 25-28. SENDAI, Japan, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The First World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference is going to be held from November 25 to 28, 2017, in Sendai, Japan.

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