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M 4.7 in Japan on 16 May 2018 22:00 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: 4.7M
  • Depth: 132.42 Km
  • Event Date: 16 May 2018 22:00 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 14000 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 16 May 2018 22:25 UTC
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (JPN)


Known identifiers for this event: us1000e6tt (neicid)

Latest media headlines

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9:21 Session to Help Identify 2011 Disaster Victims in Japan

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:52:00 +0200plenglish (en)

20 de mayo de 2018, 09:21 Tokyo,May 20 (Prensa Latina) Police in northeastern Japan are holding an information-providing session today to help those whose loved ones remain unaccounted for more than 7 years after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Police in Iwate Prefecture hold such sessions to....

Tribute in Japan brings back painful memories

Sun, 20 May 2018 01:38:00 +0200samoaobserver (en)

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and leaders attending the 8th Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (P.A.L.M.) in Japan have paid tribute to the lives lost during the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The disaster struck Iwaki City where the summit is held. As the participants acknowledged a moment of....

World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

Sat, 19 May 2018 18:51:00 +0200tengrinews (en)

The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday, reports. AFP Momoi, born months before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight, passed away late Sunday, said the official at Saitama City, north of Tokyo, where he had lived for many years.

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