M 6.1 in Japan on 12 Sep 2020 02:44 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1234043
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 32.09 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.7591 , 142.2473
Event Date: 12 Sep 2020 02:44 UTC
12 Sep 2020 11:44 Local
Exposed Population: 1610000 people in MMI>=IV
630000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 13 Sep 2020 02:49 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.5 (Japan)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000bm9m Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 30 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Disaster Philanthropy: What MattersTue, 15 Sep 2020 19:41:00 +0200.

Few foundations think of themselves as disaster funders … until the next disaster strikes. Their desire to be strategic and have impact leads them to shun program areas and ways of working that are reactive in nature. But the desire to help
Still missing the bus – Indian NGOs after the Gujarat earthquakeTue, 15 Sep 2020 19:41:00 +0200.

In the wake of the earthquake that devastated Gujarat in January 2001, civil society organizations mobilized to an unprecedented degree to bring relief. They played a key role and, equally importantly, were seen to have played it. Will this
APPC – Responding more effectively to disastersTue, 15 Sep 2020 19:41:00 +0200.

By the time this column is printed, the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, in collaboration with Charities Aid Foundation, will have held its international conference on ‘Philanthropy in Disasters: Tsunami and After’ (28-30 November in P
Competition to simulate building resilience September 15, 2020 Science ... Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:44:00 +0200.

In December 2019, researchers from the Earthquake Research Institute ran an earthquake test simulation to collect data about buildings with modern architecture. In parallel with their test, they invited international research teams to predi

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),