domingo, 9 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:57.31km) in Japan at 7/9/2017 5:02:13 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 4.5M, Depth:57.31km
  • 09 Jul 2017 17:02:13 UTC
  • 2093637 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 57.31 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 31.232, 131.0865
  • Time (UTC): 09 Jul 2017 17:02:13
  • Time (ECT): 09 Jul 2017 19:02:13

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inJapan, Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000). The distance to the nearest coast is 0km. The nearest places are Higashi (8km), Igatan (9km), Oriikuno (14km), Koyama (18km), Karijuku (22km), and 76 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Kanoya (runway 7300ft, 28km), Nishinoomote (46km), Kagoshima (runway 9800ft, 72km), Tanegashima (runway 4900ft, 77km), and Miyazaki (runway 8200ft, 79km). The nearest ports are Shibushi (25km), Yamagawa (43km), Aburatsu (48km), Kiire (53km), Amamioshima (62km), and 4 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 1.2 million people 69
50 km 270000 people 34
20 km 11000 people 9
10 km 3000 people 9



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