miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:57.47km) in Japan at 7/12/2017 1:54:34 AM

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:57.47km
  • 12 Jul 2017 01:54:34 UTC
  • 2385534 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: 57.47 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.2336, 141.5669
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jul 2017 01:54:34
  • Time (ECT): 12 Jul 2017 03:54:34

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Japan, Region of Tohoku (population 9,984,608). The distance to the nearest coast is 5km. The nearest places are Futawatashi (7km), Oshika (8km), Ayukawahama (9km), Aji (9km), Niiyama (10km), and 217 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Matsushima (runway 8800ft, 36km), Kasuminome (55km), Sendai (runway 9800ft, 58km), and Ojojibara (70km). The nearest ports are Onagawa (25km), Ishinomaki (29km), Shiogama (48km), Soma (69km), Kesennuma Ko (71km), and 1 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 910000 people 51
50 km 120000 people 16
20 km 8400 people 6
10 km 1200 people 3



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