M 5.5 in Japan on 07 Aug 2018 15:12 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to 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: 37.8826 , 144.0653
Event Date: 07 Aug 2018 15:12 UTC
08 Aug 2018 01:12 Local
Exposed Population: No people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000g4th
Inserted at: 07 Aug 2018 16:30 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000g4th Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1223047 0 07 Aug 2018 15:12 5.6M, 12.13km 2.51 No people affected 00:20 NEIC
1223074 0 07 Aug 2018 15:12 5.5M, 10km 2.43 No people affected 01:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Tohoku (population 9,984,608) .

Radius Population
100 km no people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 9.9 million people
Kanto Japan 38.5 million people
Hokkaido Japan 5.8 million people
Chubu Japan 5.1 million people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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