PAGER - M 6.8 - EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: YELLOW

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at 15:26:19 UTC (00:26:19 local)Location: 39.8° N, 141.5° EDepth: 108kmEvent Id: US2008UVA4Alert Version: 1Created: 113 weeks, 2 days after earthquake.
Global Location

Alert Information

Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Japan. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response. Green alert level for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.
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: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
22
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
42
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
30
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
7
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---*181k*2,707k*3,349k3,519k164k000
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
1983-05-262157.7VII (174k)104
1993-07-123917.7VIII (4k)200
2004-11-033485.2VII (166k)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
VIIHachinohe239k
VIIMisawa43k
VIIHanamaki73k
VIIIchinoseki63k
VIFurukawa76k
VIKamaishi43k
VIMorioka295k
VISendai1,038k
VAkita0
VAomori298k
IVFukushima294k

(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
21974-01-24
19:12 UTC
6.142.06° N, 143.86° E
42km
JPVI (18 k)00
31974-07-08
05:45 UTC
6.136.43° N, 141.14° E
45km
JPVI (1,050 k)00
41976-11-08
08:19 UTC
6.238.14° N, 142.25° E
44km
JPVI (2 k)00
51978-05-16
07:35 UTC
5.541.06° N, 141.35° E
44km
JPVI (105 k)00
61978-06-12
08:06 UTC
5.738.23° N, 142.11° E
46km
JPV (281 k)028tsunami
71978-06-12
08:14 UTC
7.638.22° N, 142.02° E
53km
JPVIII (1,304 k)2222
81978-06-14
11:34 UTC
6.438.42° N, 142.39° E
41km
JPVI (16 k)00
91979-07-11
01:58 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.29° E
42km
JPVI (170 k)00
101980-01-12
15:57 UTC
6.141.74° N, 143.66° E
31km
JPVII (415)00
111981-01-18
18:11 UTC
738.64° N, 142.9° E
39km
JPVI (160 k)00
121981-01-18
18:17 UTC
6.938.71° N, 142.8° E
46km
JPVI (246 k)00
131981-01-22
19:34 UTC
6.438.28° N, 142.8° E
27km
JPV (203 k)00
141982-03-21
02:32 UTC
6.942.26° N, 142.42° E
27km
JPVIII (48 k)00landslide, tsunami
151982-03-21
10:22 UTC
5.542.29° N, 142.55° E
24km
JPVII (47 k)00
161982-07-23
14:23 UTC
736.3° N, 141.78° E
24km
JPVI (1,855 k)00
171983-04-30
14:03 UTC
6.341.56° N, 143.79° E
23km
JPVI (6 k)00
181983-05-26
02:59 UTC
7.740.47° N, 139.09° E
15km
JPVII (174 k)104104tsunami
191983-06-21
06:25 UTC
6.841.37° N, 139.12° E
9km
JPVIII (4)00
201983-07-01
22:03 UTC
5.636.99° N, 141.03° E
43km
JPVI (395 k)00
211984-01-17
15:31 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.19° E
44km
JPV (1,842 k)00
221985-12-02
07:14 UTC
5.541.23° N, 139.85° E
24km
JPVII (2 k)00
231986-02-12
02:59 UTC
6.236.43° N, 140.98° E
45km
JPVII (333 k)00
241987-01-09
06:14 UTC
6.639.88° N, 141.62° E
75km
JPVII (294 k)00
251987-01-14
11:03 UTC
6.842.6° N, 142.81° E
103km
JPVII (99 k)00
261987-02-06
12:23 UTC
6.437.02° N, 141.71° E
38km
JPVI (366 k)00
271987-02-06
13:16 UTC
6.737.02° N, 141.73° E
41km
JPVII (11 k)00
281987-04-07
00:40 UTC
6.637.38° N, 141.69° E
42km
JPVII (30 k)00
291987-04-16
19:23 UTC
637.09° N, 141.53° E
41km
JPVI (159 k)00
301987-04-22
20:13 UTC
6.637.17° N, 141.4° E
51km
JPVII (345 k)00
311987-09-24
04:55 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.26° E
45km
JPVI (230 k)00
321989-01-24
20:03 UTC
5.542.29° N, 142.69° E
42km
JPVI (55 k)00
331989-11-01
18:25 UTC
7.439.92° N, 142.79° E
29km
JPVII (41 k)00
341990-08-05
03:36 UTC
6.136.41° N, 141.19° E
27km
JPVI (1,042 k)00
351992-07-18
08:39 UTC
6.939.62° N, 143.11° E
31km
JPVI (100 k)00
361993-03-25
07:08 UTC
641.83° N, 143.47° E
37km
JPVII (3 k)00
371993-07-12
13:17 UTC
7.742.9° N, 139.25° E
12km
JPVIII (4 k)200230fire, landslide, tsunami
381993-07-12
14:05 UTC
5.642.11° N, 139.2° E
10km
JPVI (3 k)00
391993-07-12
16:01 UTC
642.84° N, 139.37° E
26km
JPVI (7 k)00
401993-08-07
19:42 UTC
6.342.08° N, 139.87° E
20km
JPVIII (6 k)00
411994-12-28
12:19 UTC
7.740.54° N, 143.44° E
16km
JPVII (132 k)33tsunami
421995-01-06
22:37 UTC
740.35° N, 142.22° E
28km
JPVIII (8 k)00
431995-01-07
02:36 UTC
640.35° N, 142.4° E
33km
JPVI (37 k)00
441995-04-01
03:49 UTC
5.437.95° N, 139.21° E
11km
JPVIII (225)00
451995-09-26
07:14 UTC
5.941.83° N, 143.37° E
39km
JPVII (5 k)00
461996-08-10
18:12 UTC
5.939° N, 140.55° E
9km
JPVI (158)00
471996-08-10
18:54 UTC
5.438.97° N, 140.61° E
25km
JPVII (28 k)00
481996-08-10
23:10 UTC
5.738.96° N, 140.66° E
13km
JPVIII (55)00
491998-02-21
00:55 UTC
5.137.28° N, 138.71° E
19km
JPVII (5 k)00
501998-09-03
07:58 UTC
5.839.79° N, 140.75° E
6km
JPVI (360)00
511998-09-15
07:24 UTC
5.138.37° N, 140.61° E
10km
JPVII (55)00
521999-03-25
23:31 UTC
5.236.49° N, 140.48° E
56km
JPV (1,894 k)00
532000-07-20
18:39 UTC
636.55° N, 140.94° E
31km
JPVI (541 k)00
542001-08-13
20:11 UTC
6.441.05° N, 142.28° E
38km
JPVI (10 k)00
552002-10-14
14:12 UTC
6.141.23° N, 142.2° E
40km
JPVI (30)00
562002-11-03
03:37 UTC
6.438.95° N, 141.94° E
39km
JPVI (31 k)00
572003-05-26
09:24 UTC
738.86° N, 141.5° E
68km
JPVIII (443)00fire, landslide
582003-07-25
15:13 UTC
5.438.5° N, 141.04° E
12km
JPVIII (35)00landslide
592003-07-25
22:13 UTC
638.48° N, 141.03° E
6km
JPVIII (57 k)00
602003-07-26
07:56 UTC
5.238.56° N, 141.04° E
13km
JPVII (44 k)00
612003-09-25
19:50 UTC
8.341.86° N, 143.87° E
27km
JPIX (3 k)00fire, landslide, tsunami
622003-09-25
20:57 UTC
5.741.76° N, 143.63° E
33km
JPVI (5 k)00
632003-09-25
21:08 UTC
7.341.8° N, 143.55° E
38km
JPVIII (9 k)00
642003-09-29
02:36 UTC
6.442.47° N, 144.35° E
25km
JPVII (88 k)00
652003-10-31
01:06 UTC
737.87° N, 142.59° E
20km
JPV (7,236 k)00
662003-11-14
18:43 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,333 k)00
672003-12-03
14:11 UTC
5.942.43° N, 144.69° E
39km
JPVI (46)00
682003-12-29
01:30 UTC
6.142.46° N, 144.6° E
26km
JPVI (163 k)00
692004-04-03
23:02 UTC
5.936.41° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,197 k)00
702004-10-23
08:56 UTC
6.637.26° N, 138.79° E
16km
JPIX (71 k)1648fire, landslide
712004-10-23
08:59 UTC
5.737.26° N, 138.82° E
16km
JPVIII (3 k)00
722004-10-23
09:03 UTC
6.137.34° N, 138.87° E
14km
JPVII (194 k)00
732004-10-23
09:11 UTC
5.837.26° N, 138.66° E
18km
JPVII (2)00
742004-10-23
09:34 UTC
6.337.34° N, 138.88° E
16km
JPVIII (39 k)00
752004-10-23
09:57 UTC
5.537.22° N, 138.72° E
13km
JPVII (15 k)00
762004-10-23
10:36 UTC
5.737.21° N, 138.65° E
12km
JPV (144 k)00
772004-10-23
10:45 UTC
5.737.29° N, 138.66° E
18km
JPVI (355)00
782004-10-24
21:04 UTC
5.637.31° N, 138.71° E
12km
JPVII (14 k)00
792004-10-27
01:40 UTC
5.937.31° N, 138.93° E
12km
JPVII (9 k)00
802004-11-03
23:57 UTC
5.237.46° N, 138.81° E
15km
JPVII (166 k)00
812004-11-08
02:15 UTC
5.537.4° N, 138.87° E
9km
JPVII (56 k)00landslide
822004-11-09
18:43 UTC
537.4° N, 138.85° E
10km
JPVII (54 k)00landslide
832004-11-11
10:02 UTC
6.142.16° N, 144.33° E
34km
JPV (308 k)00
842005-06-20
04:03 UTC
4.937.22° N, 138.45° E
19km
JPVII (332)00
852005-08-16
02:46 UTC
7.238.27° N, 142.03° E
40km
JPVII (208 k)00tsunami
862005-08-21
02:29 UTC
4.837.29° N, 138.62° E
14km
JPVI (96 k)00
872005-10-19
11:44 UTC
6.336.38° N, 140.86° E
42km
JPVI (70 k)00
882005-12-02
13:13 UTC
6.538.07° N, 142.13° E
41km
JPVII (217)00
892005-12-16
18:32 UTC
638.49° N, 141.93° E
47km
JPVI (228 k)00
902007-02-17
00:02 UTC
641.82° N, 143.55° E
31km
JPVII (2 k)00
912007-07-16
01:13 UTC
6.637.52° N, 138.46° E
12km
JPIX (114)99landslide, tsunami
922007-07-16
06:37 UTC
5.737.5° N, 138.47° E
15km
JPVII (82)00
MMICityPopulation
VIIHachinohe239k
VIIMisawa43k
VIIIchinoseki63k
VIIHanamaki73k
VIFurukawa76k
VIKamaishi43k
VIMiyako52k
VIMizusawa61k
VITono27k
VIIchinohe16k
VIIwanuma42k
VIKitakami94k
VIYamada20k
VIOtsuchi17k
VIShizukuishi20k
VIIshinomaki117k
VIYamoto32k
VIYuzawa34k
VIAkita320k
VIMorioka295k
VITenno23k
VINamioka21k
VISendai1,038k
VITakanosu21k
VIRifu35k
VShiogama60k
VOfunato35k
VAkita0
VWakuya18k
VKogota20k
VKizukuri19k
VKuroishi39k
VKazuno37k
VMutsu49k
VGoshogawara49k
VYuza17k
VOmagari39k
VWatari36k
VSakata100k
VKakuda33k
VNoshiro51k
VOdate65k
VTomiya43k
VAomori298k
VYokote39k
VOkawara23k
VMarumori17k
VHigashine46k
VTendo65k
VTakahata26k
VTsuruoka100k
VYonezawa94k
IVSagae44k
IVMotomiya23k
IVNanae30k
IVKamiiso38k
IVKaminoyama36k
IVYanagawa21k
IVHobara25k
IVShiroishi39k
IVNihommatsu36k
IVHirosaki175k
IVSuibara20k
IVFukushima294k
IVInawashiro17k
IVYamagata255k
IVKamo32k
IVNiigata505k
IVKameda33k
IVHakodate276k
IVNagai31k
IVMitsuke43k
IVObanazawa21k
IVSanjo83k
IVShinjo41k
IVYoshida26k
IVTsubame44k
IVMurakami31k
IVKitakata37k
IVMuramatsu20k
IIIShibata81k
IIIShirone41k
IIINiitsu66k
IIIGosen37k
IIMaki29k

(k = x1,000)


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