PAGER - M 6.3 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Saturday, December 20th, 2008 at 10:29:21 UTC (19:29:21 local)Location: 36.5° N, 142.4° EDepth: 10kmEvent Id: US2008AVANAlert Version: 1Created: 91 weeks, 6 days after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
98
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
2
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
90
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
9
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)0
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*---*35,310k*000000
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1974-05-083966.7IX (30k)27
1980-09-232475.3V (13m)1
1984-09-182926.8V (92k)0

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides and fires that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IVKitaibaraki51k
IVHitachi186k
IVFunaishikawa35k
IVOarai19k
IVHasaki39k
IVKatsuta156k
IVMito247k
IVFukushima294k
IVUtsunomiya450k
IVChiba920k
IVTokyo8,337k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11973-11-19
13:01 UTC
6.538.95° N, 141.94° E
55km
JPVII (205 k)00
21974-05-08
23:33 UTC
6.734.57° N, 138.77° E
12km
JPIX (30 k)2730tsunami
31974-07-08
05:45 UTC
6.136.43° N, 141.14° E
45km
JPVI (1,050 k)00
41974-08-03
18:16 UTC
5.636.02° N, 139.9° E
51km
JPVI (9,877 k)22
51974-11-15
23:32 UTC
5.835.82° N, 141.07° E
42km
JPVII (21 k)00
61976-11-08
08:19 UTC
6.238.14° N, 142.25° E
44km
JPVI (2 k)00
71978-01-14
03:24 UTC
6.634.81° N, 139.29° E
13km
JPIX (28 k)2125tsunami
81978-01-14
22:31 UTC
5.834.81° N, 138.83° E
3km
JPVIII (738)00
91978-04-06
23:29 UTC
635.25° N, 141.11° E
31km
JPVI (116 k)00
101978-06-12
08:06 UTC
5.738.23° N, 142.11° E
46km
JPV (281 k)028tsunami
111978-06-12
08:14 UTC
7.638.22° N, 142.02° E
53km
JPVIII (1,304 k)2222
121978-06-14
11:34 UTC
6.438.42° N, 142.39° E
41km
JPVI (16 k)00
131979-07-11
01:58 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.29° E
42km
JPVI (170 k)00
141980-06-29
07:20 UTC
6.434.85° N, 139.29° E
17km
JPIX (60)00landslide, tsunami
151980-09-23
19:10 UTC
5.336° N, 139.74° E
83km
JPV (12,718 k)11
161980-09-24
17:54 UTC
635.52° N, 140.06° E
72km
JPVI (15,272 k)22
171981-01-18
18:11 UTC
738.64° N, 142.9° E
39km
JPVI (160 k)00
181981-01-18
18:17 UTC
6.938.71° N, 142.8° E
46km
JPVI (246 k)00
191981-01-22
19:34 UTC
6.438.28° N, 142.8° E
27km
JPV (203 k)00
201981-09-02
09:24 UTC
5.735.8° N, 141° E
44km
JPVI (465 k)00
211982-03-27
00:19 UTC
6.134.76° N, 140.96° E
26km
JPVI (2)00
221982-07-23
14:23 UTC
736.3° N, 141.78° E
24km
JPVI (1,855 k)00
231983-02-27
12:14 UTC
5.935.95° N, 140.04° E
67km
JPVI (13,082 k)00
241983-07-01
22:03 UTC
5.636.99° N, 141.03° E
43km
JPVI (395 k)00
251983-08-08
03:47 UTC
5.635.51° N, 139.05° E
18km
JPVII (7 k)11landslide
261983-10-03
13:33 UTC
633.99° N, 139.48° E
10km
JPVIII (2 k)00
271984-01-17
15:31 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.19° E
44km
JPV (1,842 k)00
281984-02-13
16:53 UTC
5.335.55° N, 139.08° E
42km
JPVI (464 k)00
291984-09-18
17:02 UTC
6.834.02° N, 141.52° E
45km
JPV (92 k)00
301985-10-04
12:25 UTC
5.935.86° N, 140.08° E
72km
JPVI (10,069 k)00
311986-02-12
02:59 UTC
6.236.43° N, 140.98° E
45km
JPVII (333 k)00
321986-06-24
02:53 UTC
6.634.8° N, 140.72° E
25km
JPVII (46 k)00
331986-11-22
00:41 UTC
5.934.52° N, 139.56° E
2km
JPVI (3 k)00
341987-01-09
06:14 UTC
6.639.88° N, 141.62° E
75km
JPVII (294 k)00
351987-02-06
12:23 UTC
6.437.02° N, 141.71° E
38km
JPVI (366 k)00
361987-02-06
13:16 UTC
6.737.02° N, 141.73° E
41km
JPVII (11 k)00
371987-04-07
00:40 UTC
6.637.38° N, 141.69° E
42km
JPVII (30 k)00
381987-04-16
19:23 UTC
637.09° N, 141.53° E
41km
JPVI (159 k)00
391987-04-22
20:13 UTC
6.637.17° N, 141.4° E
51km
JPVII (345 k)00
401987-09-24
04:55 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.26° E
45km
JPVI (230 k)00
411987-12-17
02:08 UTC
6.535.41° N, 140.31° E
49km
JPVII (8,018 k)22
421988-03-17
20:34 UTC
5.635.66° N, 139.62° E
91km
JPV (31,671 k)00
431988-09-26
08:23 UTC
5.735.55° N, 141.01° E
31km
JPVII (103 k)00
441989-02-19
12:27 UTC
5.536.04° N, 139.86° E
45km
JPVI (9,262 k)11
451989-07-09
02:09 UTC
5.234.99° N, 139.15° E
10km
JPVII (147)00landslide
461989-10-13
21:19 UTC
5.334.79° N, 139.55° E
20km
JPVI (8 k)00
471989-11-01
18:25 UTC
7.439.92° N, 142.79° E
29km
JPVII (41 k)00
481990-02-20
06:53 UTC
6.434.74° N, 139.27° E
11km
JPVIII (10 k)00
491990-08-05
03:36 UTC
6.136.41° N, 141.19° E
27km
JPVI (1,042 k)00
501991-08-06
14:49 UTC
5.935.81° N, 141.11° E
29km
JPVII (143 k)00
511992-02-01
19:04 UTC
5.835.17° N, 139.67° E
100km
JPV (26,607 k)00
521992-07-18
08:39 UTC
6.939.62° N, 143.11° E
31km
JPVI (100 k)00
531994-03-11
03:12 UTC
5.434.2° N, 139.22° E
5km
JPVII (2 k)00
541995-01-09
18:00 UTC
5.935.93° N, 141.4° E
37km
JPVI (78 k)00
551995-04-01
03:49 UTC
5.437.95° N, 139.21° E
11km
JPVIII (225)00
561996-03-06
14:35 UTC
5.635.46° N, 139.01° E
20km
JPVII (5 k)00
571996-08-10
18:12 UTC
5.939° N, 140.55° E
9km
JPVI (158)00
581996-08-10
18:54 UTC
5.438.97° N, 140.61° E
25km
JPVII (28 k)00
591996-08-10
23:10 UTC
5.738.96° N, 140.66° E
13km
JPVIII (55)00
601996-12-21
01:28 UTC
5.536.12° N, 139.77° E
60km
JPVI (11,098 k)00
611997-03-04
03:51 UTC
5.634.96° N, 139.18° E
13km
JPVII (52 k)00
621998-02-21
00:55 UTC
5.137.28° N, 138.71° E
19km
JPVII (5 k)00
631998-05-03
02:09 UTC
5.534.93° N, 139.12° E
9km
JPV (145 k)00
641998-06-14
13:17 UTC
5.735.42° N, 140.5° E
33km
JPVII (428 k)00
651998-08-28
23:46 UTC
5.335.58° N, 139.91° E
59km
JPV (30,353 k)00
661998-09-03
07:58 UTC
5.839.79° N, 140.75° E
6km
JPVI (360)00
671998-09-15
07:24 UTC
5.138.37° N, 140.61° E
10km
JPVII (55)00
681999-03-25
23:31 UTC
5.236.49° N, 140.48° E
56km
JPV (1,894 k)00
692000-06-03
08:54 UTC
6.135.57° N, 140.46° E
51km
JPVII (1,434 k)00
702000-06-29
04:02 UTC
5.534.13° N, 139.52° E
34km
JPVII (4 k)00
712000-06-29
06:30 UTC
5.534.08° N, 139.35° E
4km
JPVI (4 k)00
722000-07-01
07:01 UTC
6.134.22° N, 139.17° E
13km
JPIX (33)01landslide, tsunami
732000-07-02
20:03 UTC
5.634.16° N, 139.25° E
25km
JPVII (8 k)00
742000-07-08
18:57 UTC
5.834.17° N, 139.17° E
11km
JPVIII (2 k)00
752000-07-15
01:30 UTC
634.39° N, 139.26° E
14km
JPVIII (3 k)00landslide
762000-07-20
18:39 UTC
636.55° N, 140.94° E
31km
JPVI (541 k)00
772000-07-23
21:52 UTC
5.534.2° N, 139.14° E
17km
JPVIII (2 k)00
782000-07-27
01:49 UTC
5.534.23° N, 139.43° E
7km
JPVI (6 k)00
792000-07-27
02:12 UTC
5.534.15° N, 139.3° E
17km
JPVI (4 k)00
802000-07-30
00:18 UTC
5.733.96° N, 139.37° E
10km
JPVI (4 k)00
812000-07-30
12:48 UTC
5.533.98° N, 139.33° E
12km
JPVI (2 k)00
822000-08-18
01:52 UTC
5.734.16° N, 139.2° E
19km
JPVII (2 k)00
832000-12-04
16:47 UTC
5.735.8° N, 140.91° E
40km
JPVII (94 k)00
842002-06-14
02:42 UTC
4.936.24° N, 139.83° E
56km
JPV (2,522 k)00
852002-11-03
03:37 UTC
6.438.95° N, 141.94° E
39km
JPVI (31 k)00
862003-05-11
15:57 UTC
5.335.85° N, 139.97° E
60km
JPV (26,839 k)00
872003-05-26
09:24 UTC
738.86° N, 141.5° E
68km
JPVIII (443)00fire, landslide
882003-07-25
15:13 UTC
5.438.5° N, 141.04° E
12km
JPVIII (35)00landslide
892003-07-25
22:13 UTC
638.48° N, 141.03° E
6km
JPVIII (57 k)00
902003-07-26
07:56 UTC
5.238.56° N, 141.04° E
13km
JPVII (44 k)00
912003-09-20
03:54 UTC
5.635.11° N, 140.21° E
55km
JPVI (116 k)00
922003-10-31
01:06 UTC
737.87° N, 142.59° E
20km
JPV (7,236 k)00
932003-11-14
18:43 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,333 k)00
942004-04-03
23:02 UTC
5.936.41° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,197 k)00
952004-07-17
06:10 UTC
5.634.76° N, 140.24° E
51km
JPVI (3 k)00
962004-10-06
14:40 UTC
5.735.94° N, 139.94° E
67km
JPVI (1,584 k)00
972004-10-23
08:56 UTC
6.637.26° N, 138.79° E
16km
JPIX (71 k)1648fire, landslide
982004-10-23
08:59 UTC
5.737.26° N, 138.82° E
16km
JPVIII (3 k)00
992004-10-23
09:03 UTC
6.137.34° N, 138.87° E
14km
JPVII (194 k)00
1002004-10-23
09:11 UTC
5.837.26° N, 138.66° E
18km
JPVII (2)00
1012004-10-23
09:34 UTC
6.337.34° N, 138.88° E
16km
JPVIII (39 k)00
1022004-10-23
09:57 UTC
5.537.22° N, 138.72° E
13km
JPVII (15 k)00
1032004-10-23
10:36 UTC
5.737.21° N, 138.65° E
12km
JPV (144 k)00
1042004-10-23
10:45 UTC
5.737.29° N, 138.66° E
18km
JPVI (355)00
1052004-10-24
21:04 UTC
5.637.31° N, 138.71° E
12km
JPVII (14 k)00
1062004-10-27
01:40 UTC
5.937.31° N, 138.93° E
12km
JPVII (9 k)00
1072004-11-03
23:57 UTC
5.237.46° N, 138.81° E
15km
JPVII (166 k)00
1082004-11-08
02:15 UTC
5.537.4° N, 138.87° E
9km
JPVII (56 k)00landslide
1092004-11-09
18:43 UTC
537.4° N, 138.85° E
10km
JPVII (54 k)00landslide
1102005-01-19
06:11 UTC
6.534.06° N, 141.51° E
21km
JPV (389 k)00
1112005-02-15
19:46 UTC
5.436° N, 139.72° E
48km
JPV (11,071 k)00
1122005-04-10
22:22 UTC
5.935.6° N, 140.4° E
48km
JPV (13,054 k)00
1132005-06-19
16:15 UTC
5.735.63° N, 140.5° E
50km
JPVI (2,959 k)00
1142005-06-20
04:03 UTC
4.937.22° N, 138.45° E
19km
JPVII (332)00
1152005-07-23
07:34 UTC
5.935.52° N, 139.97° E
69km
JPVI (1,728 k)00
1162005-08-16
02:46 UTC
7.238.27° N, 142.03° E
40km
JPVII (208 k)00tsunami
1172005-08-21
02:29 UTC
4.837.29° N, 138.62° E
14km
JPVI (96 k)00
1182005-10-16
07:05 UTC
536.02° N, 139.79° E
50km
JPV (13,937 k)00
1192005-10-19
11:44 UTC
6.336.38° N, 140.86° E
42km
JPVI (70 k)00
1202005-12-02
13:13 UTC
6.538.07° N, 142.13° E
41km
JPVII (217)00
1212005-12-16
18:32 UTC
638.49° N, 141.93° E
47km
JPVI (228 k)00
1222006-04-20
17:50 UTC
5.634.86° N, 139.21° E
22km
JPVI (10 k)00
1232007-07-16
01:13 UTC
6.637.52° N, 138.46° E
12km
JPIX (114)99landslide, tsunami
1242007-07-16
06:37 UTC
5.737.5° N, 138.47° E
15km
JPVII (82)00
MMICityPopulation
IVKitaibaraki51k
IVHitachi186k
IVFunaishikawa35k
IVOarai19k
IVHasaki39k
IVKatsuta156k
IVMito247k
IVOkunoya35k
IVIwaki357k
IVAsahi42k
IVOmigawa26k
IVSawara47k
IVItako26k
IVTakahagi34k
IVFunehiki24k
IVYokaichiba33k
IVNamie22k
IVEdosaki21k
IVIshioka52k
IVSukagawa69k
IVNarita101k
IVKoriyama341k
IVNihommatsu36k
IVNaruto26k
IVNaka47k
IVKashima66k
IVIwase22k
IVAmi48k
IVYachimata83k
IVYanagawa21k
IVShisui20k
IVSakura183k
IVRyugasaki86k
IVOmiya28k
IVShimodate64k
IVUshiku80k
IVOtawara59k
IVMooka66k
IVKakuda33k
IVToride81k
IVOami53k
IVKuroiso61k
IVFukushima294k
IVFujishiro33k
IVUjiie30k
IVKaminokawa31k
IVYotsukaido87k
IVShiroi55k
IVOkawara23k
IVDaigo22k
IVMitsukaido41k
IVIshige25k
IVMoriya57k
IVIwanuma42k
IVAbiko132k
IVUtsunomiya450k
IVIwai43k
IVIshinomaki117k
IVIshikawa19k
IVYuki52k
IVYamoto32k
IVShiogama60k
IVMobara97k
IVMiharu20k
IVKasama29k
IVNagareyama156k
IVKashiwa340k
IVFunabashi561k
IVTomobe37k
IVChiba920k
IVTochigi82k
IVOyama160k
IVNoda121k
IVMibu40k
IVMatsudo470k
IVKanuma95k
IVNarashino156k
IVYoshikawa61k
IVIchikawa458k
IVMotegi20k
IVKarasuyama18k
IVIchihara284k
IVSugito50k
IVSakai27k
IVImaichi64k
IVKurihashi28k
IVKoshigaya317k
IVKoga58k
IVKasukabe207k
IVFujioka18k
IVMotomiya23k
IVUrayasu144k
IVSoka231k
IVSatte55k
IVKuki73k
IVHatogaya53k
IVMashiko26k
IVMarumori17k
IVShiraoka51k
IVSano83k
IVIwatsuki109k
IVHasuda65k
IVYonezawa94k
IVWakuya18k
IVTsukuba176k
IVMakabe19k
IVSaitama1,193k
IVWarabi70k
IVShobu22k
IVKitakata37k
IVKisarazu123k
IVKisai21k
IVKazo71k
IVKawaguchi469k
IVToda119k
IVTogane66k
IVKogota20k
IVTokyo8,337k
IVTatebayashi81k
IVNerima686k
IVAgeo219k
IVKaminoyama36k
IVFurukawa76k
IVYono1,078k
IVUrawa0
IVShiki65k
IVKonosu88k
IVHanyu59k
IVAsaka128k
IVWako77k
IVWatari36k
IVKawaguchi29k
IVHobara25k
IVYaita36k
IVOkegawa75k
IVFuttsu52k
IVAshikaga160k
IVKimitsu92k
IVTendo65k
IVYokohama3,574k
IVOi51k
IVKawasaki1,307k
IVKawagoe338k
IVGyoda86k
IVKamifukuoka52k
IVKomae78k
IVShiroishi39k
IVNagai31k
IVTanashi82k
IVMusashino137k
IVKoganei116k
IVKodaira187k
IVTokorozawa339k
IVKami-renjaku179k
IVFuchu240k
IVChofu213k
IVSendai1,038k
IVSagae44k
IVYokosuka429k
IVKokubunji119k
IVRifu35k
IVOhara20k
IVInawashiro17k
IVMachida400k
IVMinami-rinkan224k
IVMiura51k
IVTomiya43k
IVKatsuura22k
IVTanuma29k
IVNikko16k
IVFujisawa395k
IVTakahata26k
IVYamagata255k
IVMurakami31k
IVFukiage28k
IVTsuruoka100k
IVHigashine46k
IVObanazawa21k
IVZushi60k
IVTateyama50k
IVKamakura166k
IVHayama31k
IVShinjo41k

(k = x1,000)


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