M 5.6 in Japan on 09 May 2019 22:43 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 1179023
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 31.809 , 131.8732
Event Date: 09 May 2019 22:43 UTC
Exposed Population: 1210000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 13 May 2019 03:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003j3g Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 86 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Reiwa: The Era of Beautiful Harmony between Japan and BhutanMon, 13 May 2019 12:49:00 +0200.

A scene of 30 years ago is vividly engraved in my memory. It was the scene of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan, who attended the Imperial Funeral of Emperor Showa. His Majesty Wangchuck silently stood in the freezing r
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Desciende el número de matriculaciones escolares en Japón tras el terr ... Mon, 13 May 2019 11:58:00 +0200.

El número de niños en edad escolar en las zonas afectadas por el terremoto y el tsunami de 2011 en la provincia de Miyagi, en el noroeste de Japón, ha descendido en un 30 por ciento según una encuesta realizada por el diario NHK. En esta l
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Desciende el número de matriculaciones escolares en Japón tras el terr ... Mon, 13 May 2019 11:37:00 +0200.

El número de niños en edad escolar en las zonas afectadas por el terremoto y el tsunami de 2011 en la provincia de Miyagi, en el noroeste de Japón, ha descendido en un 30 por ciento según una encuesta realizada por el diario NHK. En esta l
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China eyes earthquake warning and prediction technologyMon, 13 May 2019 05:40:00 +0200.

A depiction of one firemen and one soldier rescuing victims from the rubble exhibited at the Wenchuan Earthquake Museum. Photo: Li Hao/GT. China's earthquake early warning system is the "fastest in the world," Chinese seismologists asserted
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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 (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),