Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Japan on 3/12/2018 10:21:26 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 12 Mar 2018

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Japan on 12 Mar 2018 10:21 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.9Depth: 52.52 KmEvent Date UTC: 12 Mar 2018 10:21Exposed Population: 180000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Japan, Region of Okinawa (population 1,242,315). The distance to the nearest coast is 34km. The nearest places are Nama (8km), Kano (9km), Chabang (9km), Ashito (11km), Mugiya (11km), and 23 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Yoron (runway 3900ft, 9km), Okierabu (runway 3900ft, 41km), Ie Jima (runway 4900ft, 79km), and Tokunoshima (runway 6500ft, 89km). The nearest ports are Oku (80km), and Kin Wan (98km).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 78000 people 4 50 km 22000 people 2 20 km 5200 people 4 10 km 2600 people 8


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