Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Japan on 1/14/2018 9:07:33 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 14 Jan 04:36

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Japan on 14 Jan 2018 09:07 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model





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

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

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.8Depth: 55.11 KmEvent Date UTC: 14 Jan 2018 09:07Exposed Population: About 82000 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 Hokkaido (population 5,808,054). The distance to the nearest coast is 15km. The nearest places are Erimo (17km), Horoizumi (20km), Chipira (26km), Kurambetsu (26km), Samani (35km), and 12 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Obihiro (runway 8200ft, 100km). The nearest ports are Samani (34km), and Tokachi (49km).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 43000 people 2 50 km 22000 people 2 20 km 1400 people 1 10 km no people 0

Disclaimer

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