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M 4.9 in Japan on 16 Apr 2018 18:09 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: 197.95 Km
  • Event Date: 16 Apr 2018 18:09 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 8000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 Apr 2018 18:48 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()


Known identifiers for this event: us2000e143 (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 17 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Three more Vietnamese trainees duped into cleaning up Japan’s nuclear disaster zone: report

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:27:00 +0200vnexpress (en)

Japanese authorities are looking into a case in which they believe that three Vietnamese trainees may have been tricked into working in areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster that took place in 2011. The three men arrived in Japan in 2015 on a Technical Intern Training Program as trainees....

Japan quake aid in pictures

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:02:00 +0200nepalitimes (en)

To mark the progress in building an earthquake resilient Nepal, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is holding a photo exhibition on the occasion of the third anniversary of the 2015 disaster. The exhibition will showcase 26 visuals of the work JICA has been carrying out for post-quake....

Japan Warns of Fukushima-Level Magnitude 9 Mega-Quake

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:29:00 +0200newsweek-USA (en)

Policemen search for missing people after the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster in Namie, a no-entry zone in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, on March 11, 2017. On Wednesday, Japanese government experts warned its citizens a mega-earthquake as large as the one that caused Fukushima may hit in the next 30 years.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (68), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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