miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2016

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:10km) in Japan at 8/31/2016 9:33:50 PM

Green Earthquake in Japan


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 5M, Depth:10km
  • 31 Aug 2016 21:33:50 UTC
  • 7205408 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 32.7657, 130.5299
  • Time (UTC): 31 Aug 2016 21:33:50
  • Time (ECT): 31 Aug 2016 23:33:50

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Japan, Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 7km. The nearest places are Tamana (44000 people , 8km), Takahashi (10km), Shimabara (38000 people , 14km), Uto (39000 people , 15km), Funatsu (16km), and 5 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kumamoto (runway 9800ft, 31km), Amakusa (46km), Saga (runway 6500ft, 47km), Nagasaki (runway 9800ft, 60km), Metabaru (62km), and 1 more. The nearest ports are Shimabara (14km), Misumi (18km), Miike (28km), Omuta (28km), Yatsushiro (30km), and 14 more.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 3.9 million people 225
50 km 2 million people 254
20 km 350000 people 284
10 km 6900 people 22



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