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M 4.9 in Japan on 12 Jan 2018 09:51 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: 4.9M
  • Depth: 35 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Jan 2018 09:51 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 62000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Jan 2018 10:13 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (JPN)


Known identifiers for this event: us2000cit8 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 422 | About casualties: 38 | Last hour: 0

U.S. urges Japan to eliminate import restrictions on U.S. beef

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:13:00 +0100japantoday (en)

The United States has urged Japan to eliminate import restrictions on U.S. beef aimed at preventing the spread of mad cow disease, in the latest push from Washington to open up the Japanese market to U.S. farm imports, bilateral diplomatic sources said. The United States has called for scrapping Japan's current restriction allowing only U.

The Japanese Smart Home Market is Expected to Be US$ 5 Billion by 2024, Growing With Double Digit CAGR

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:30:00 +0100prnewswire (en)

. DUBLIN Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Japan Smart Home Market, Volume and Forecast by Home Automation, Home Entertainment, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Energy Management, and Security Company Analysis (Panasonic Corporation, Secual Inc, Connected Design Inc, iTSCOM, Sony Corporation)" company profile has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.

Moderate Earthquake Hits Japan's Ryukyu Islands

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:28:00 +0100bernama (en)

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) ? A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck southeast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 8.43am today, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department. In a statement, it said the quake's epicentre was 279km southwest of Naha, Japan and 2,160km northeast of Kudat, Sabah.

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