PAGER - M 5.5 - NEAR 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?Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 19:05:11 UTC (04:05:11 local)Location: 38.4° N, 141.9° EDepth: 53kmEvent Id: USC000CAECAlert Version: 2Created: 1 week, 1 day 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)
 
99
1 to 9 (YELLOW)1
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)
 
99
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)1
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---*5,317k*2,082k000000
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
2004-10-233145.7V (144k)0
1980-09-233305.3V (13m)1
1983-05-263317.7VII (174k)104

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
IVSendai1,038k
IVRifu35k
IVFurukawa76k
IVKogota20k
IVIshinomaki117k
IVYamoto32k
IVFukushima294k
IIIYamagata255k
IIIMorioka295k
IIIIwaki357k
IIIAkita0

(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
21974-07-08
05:45 UTC
6.136.43° N, 141.14° E
45km
JPVI (1,050 k)00
31974-08-03
18:16 UTC
5.636.02° N, 139.9° E
51km
JPVI (9,877 k)22
41974-11-15
23:32 UTC
5.835.82° N, 141.07° E
42km
JPVII (21 k)00
51976-11-08
08:19 UTC
6.238.14° N, 142.25° E
44km
JPVI (2 k)00
61978-04-06
23:29 UTC
635.25° N, 141.11° E
31km
JPVI (116 k)00
71978-05-16
07:35 UTC
5.541.06° N, 141.35° E
44km
JPVI (105 k)00
81978-06-12
08:06 UTC
5.738.23° N, 142.11° E
46km
JPV (281 k)028tsunami
91978-06-12
08:14 UTC
7.638.22° N, 142.02° E
53km
JPVIII (1,304 k)2222
101978-06-14
11:34 UTC
6.438.42° N, 142.39° E
41km
JPVI (16 k)00
111979-07-11
01:58 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.29° E
42km
JPVI (170 k)00
121980-01-12
15:57 UTC
6.141.74° N, 143.66° E
31km
JPVII (415)00
131980-09-23
19:10 UTC
5.336° N, 139.74° E
83km
JPV (12,718 k)11
141980-09-24
17:54 UTC
635.52° N, 140.06° E
72km
JPVI (15,272 k)22
151981-01-18
18:11 UTC
738.64° N, 142.9° E
39km
JPVI (160 k)00
161981-01-18
18:17 UTC
6.938.71° N, 142.8° E
46km
JPVI (246 k)00
171981-01-22
19:34 UTC
6.438.28° N, 142.8° E
27km
JPV (203 k)00
181981-09-02
09:24 UTC
5.735.8° N, 141° E
44km
JPVI (465 k)00
191982-07-23
14:23 UTC
736.3° N, 141.78° E
24km
JPVI (1,855 k)00
201983-02-27
12:14 UTC
5.935.95° N, 140.04° E
67km
JPVI (13,082 k)00
211983-04-30
14:03 UTC
6.341.56° N, 143.79° E
23km
JPVI (6 k)00
221983-05-26
02:59 UTC
7.740.47° N, 139.09° E
15km
JPVII (174 k)104104tsunami
231983-07-01
22:03 UTC
5.636.99° N, 141.03° E
43km
JPVI (395 k)00
241984-01-17
15:31 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.19° E
44km
JPV (1,842 k)00
251985-10-04
12:25 UTC
5.935.86° N, 140.08° E
72km
JPVI (10,069 k)00
261985-12-02
07:14 UTC
5.541.23° N, 139.85° E
24km
JPVII (2 k)00
271986-02-12
02:59 UTC
6.236.43° N, 140.98° E
45km
JPVII (333 k)00
281987-01-09
06:14 UTC
6.639.88° N, 141.62° E
75km
JPVII (294 k)00
291987-02-06
12:23 UTC
6.437.02° N, 141.71° E
38km
JPVI (366 k)00
301987-02-06
13:16 UTC
6.737.02° N, 141.73° E
41km
JPVII (11 k)00
311987-03-24
12:49 UTC
5.637.48° N, 137.89° E
26km
JPVI (77 k)00
321987-04-07
00:40 UTC
6.637.38° N, 141.69° E
42km
JPVII (30 k)00
331987-04-16
19:23 UTC
637.09° N, 141.53° E
41km
JPVI (159 k)00
341987-04-22
20:13 UTC
6.637.17° N, 141.4° E
51km
JPVII (345 k)00
351987-09-24
04:55 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.26° E
45km
JPVI (230 k)00
361987-12-17
02:08 UTC
6.535.41° N, 140.31° E
49km
JPVII (8,018 k)22
371988-03-17
20:34 UTC
5.635.66° N, 139.62° E
91km
JPV (31,671 k)00
381988-09-26
08:23 UTC
5.735.55° N, 141.01° E
31km
JPVII (103 k)00
391989-02-19
12:27 UTC
5.536.04° N, 139.86° E
45km
JPVI (9,262 k)11
401989-11-01
18:25 UTC
7.439.92° N, 142.79° E
29km
JPVII (41 k)00
411990-08-05
03:36 UTC
6.136.41° N, 141.19° E
27km
JPVI (1,042 k)00
421991-08-06
14:49 UTC
5.935.81° N, 141.11° E
29km
JPVII (143 k)00
431992-07-18
08:39 UTC
6.939.62° N, 143.11° E
31km
JPVI (100 k)00
441994-12-28
12:19 UTC
7.740.54° N, 143.44° E
16km
JPVII (132 k)33tsunami
451995-01-06
22:37 UTC
740.35° N, 142.22° E
28km
JPVIII (8 k)00
461995-01-07
02:36 UTC
640.35° N, 142.4° E
33km
JPVI (37 k)00
471995-01-09
18:00 UTC
5.935.93° N, 141.4° E
37km
JPVI (78 k)00
481995-04-01
03:49 UTC
5.437.95° N, 139.21° E
11km
JPVIII (225)00
491995-09-26
07:14 UTC
5.941.83° N, 143.37° E
39km
JPVII (5 k)00
501996-08-10
18:12 UTC
5.939° N, 140.55° E
9km
JPVI (158)00
511996-08-10
18:54 UTC
5.438.97° N, 140.61° E
25km
JPVII (28 k)00
521996-08-10
23:10 UTC
5.738.96° N, 140.66° E
13km
JPVIII (55)00
531996-12-21
01:28 UTC
5.536.12° N, 139.77° E
60km
JPVI (11,098 k)00
541998-02-21
00:55 UTC
5.137.28° N, 138.71° E
19km
JPVII (5 k)00
551998-06-14
13:17 UTC
5.735.42° N, 140.5° E
33km
JPVII (428 k)00
561998-08-28
23:46 UTC
5.335.58° N, 139.91° E
59km
JPV (30,353 k)00
571998-09-03
07:58 UTC
5.839.79° N, 140.75° E
6km
JPVI (360)00
581998-09-15
07:24 UTC
5.138.37° N, 140.61° E
10km
JPVII (55)00
591999-03-25
23:31 UTC
5.236.49° N, 140.48° E
56km
JPV (1,894 k)00
602000-06-03
08:54 UTC
6.135.57° N, 140.46° E
51km
JPVII (1,434 k)00
612000-07-20
18:39 UTC
636.55° N, 140.94° E
31km
JPVI (541 k)00
622000-12-04
16:47 UTC
5.735.8° N, 140.91° E
40km
JPVII (94 k)00
632001-08-13
20:11 UTC
6.441.05° N, 142.28° E
38km
JPVI (10 k)00
642002-06-14
02:42 UTC
4.936.24° N, 139.83° E
56km
JPV (2,522 k)00
652002-10-14
14:12 UTC
6.141.23° N, 142.2° E
40km
JPVI (30)00
662002-11-03
03:37 UTC
6.438.95° N, 141.94° E
39km
JPVI (31 k)00
672003-05-11
15:57 UTC
5.335.85° N, 139.97° E
60km
JPV (26,839 k)00
682003-05-26
09:24 UTC
738.86° N, 141.5° E
68km
JPVIII (443)00fire, landslide
692003-07-25
15:13 UTC
5.438.5° N, 141.04° E
12km
JPVIII (35)00landslide
702003-07-25
22:13 UTC
638.48° N, 141.03° E
6km
JPVIII (57 k)00
712003-07-26
07:56 UTC
5.238.56° N, 141.04° E
13km
JPVII (44 k)00
722003-09-20
03:54 UTC
5.635.11° N, 140.21° E
55km
JPVI (116 k)00
732003-09-25
20:57 UTC
5.741.76° N, 143.63° E
33km
JPVI (5 k)00
742003-10-31
01:06 UTC
737.87° N, 142.59° E
20km
JPV (7,236 k)00
752003-11-14
18:43 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,333 k)00
762004-04-03
23:02 UTC
5.936.41° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,197 k)00
772004-10-06
14:40 UTC
5.735.94° N, 139.94° E
67km
JPVI (1,584 k)00
782004-10-23
08:56 UTC
6.637.26° N, 138.79° E
16km
JPIX (71 k)1648fire, landslide
792004-10-23
08:59 UTC
5.737.26° N, 138.82° E
16km
JPVIII (3 k)00
802004-10-23
09:03 UTC
6.137.34° N, 138.87° E
14km
JPVII (194 k)00
812004-10-23
09:11 UTC
5.837.26° N, 138.66° E
18km
JPVII (2)00
822004-10-23
09:34 UTC
6.337.34° N, 138.88° E
16km
JPVIII (39 k)00
832004-10-23
09:57 UTC
5.537.22° N, 138.72° E
13km
JPVII (15 k)00
842004-10-23
10:36 UTC
5.737.21° N, 138.65° E
12km
JPV (144 k)00
852004-10-23
10:45 UTC
5.737.29° N, 138.66° E
18km
JPVI (355)00
862004-10-24
21:04 UTC
5.637.31° N, 138.71° E
12km
JPVII (14 k)00
872004-10-27
01:40 UTC
5.937.31° N, 138.93° E
12km
JPVII (9 k)00
882004-11-03
23:57 UTC
5.237.46° N, 138.81° E
15km
JPVII (166 k)00
892004-11-08
02:15 UTC
5.537.4° N, 138.87° E
9km
JPVII (56 k)00landslide
902004-11-09
18:43 UTC
537.4° N, 138.85° E
10km
JPVII (54 k)00landslide
912005-02-15
19:46 UTC
5.436° N, 139.72° E
48km
JPV (11,071 k)00
922005-04-10
22:22 UTC
5.935.6° N, 140.4° E
48km
JPV (13,054 k)00
932005-06-19
16:15 UTC
5.735.63° N, 140.5° E
50km
JPVI (2,959 k)00
942005-06-20
04:03 UTC
4.937.22° N, 138.45° E
19km
JPVII (332)00
952005-07-23
07:34 UTC
5.935.52° N, 139.97° E
69km
JPVI (1,728 k)00
962005-08-16
02:46 UTC
7.238.27° N, 142.03° E
40km
JPVII (208 k)00tsunami
972005-08-21
02:29 UTC
4.837.29° N, 138.62° E
14km
JPVI (96 k)00
982005-10-16
07:05 UTC
536.02° N, 139.79° E
50km
JPV (13,937 k)00
992005-10-19
11:44 UTC
6.336.38° N, 140.86° E
42km
JPVI (70 k)00
1002005-12-02
13:13 UTC
6.538.07° N, 142.13° E
41km
JPVII (217)00
1012005-12-16
18:32 UTC
638.49° N, 141.93° E
47km
JPVI (228 k)00
1022007-07-16
01:13 UTC
6.637.52° N, 138.46° E
12km
JPIX (114)99landslide, tsunami
1032007-07-16
06:37 UTC
5.737.5° N, 138.47° E
15km
JPVII (82)00
MMICityPopulation
IVSendai1,038k
IVRifu35k
IVFurukawa76k
IVKogota20k
IVIshinomaki117k
IVYamoto32k
IVWakuya18k
IVShiogama60k
IVOfunato35k
IVHobara25k
IVFukushima294k
IIIIchinoseki63k
IIITomiya43k
IIIKamaishi43k
IIIIwanuma42k
IIIWatari36k
IIIMizusawa61k
IIITono27k
IIIOtsuchi17k
IIIOkawara23k
IIIKakuda33k
IIIMarumori17k
IIIYamada20k
IIIKitakami94k
IIIShiroishi39k
IIIHanamaki73k
IIIYanagawa21k
IIIObanazawa21k
IIINamie22k
IIIHigashine46k
IIITendo65k
IIIMiyako52k
IIIYamagata255k
IIISagae44k
IIIShinjo41k
IIIKaminoyama36k
IIIYuzawa34k
IIIYokote39k
IIITakahata26k
IIIMorioka295k
IIINihommatsu36k
IIIFunehiki24k
IIIShizukuishi20k
IIIYonezawa94k
IIIOmagari39k
IIINagai31k
IIIMotomiya23k
IIIMiharu20k
IIIKoriyama341k
IIIIwaki357k
IIIYuza17k
IIISukagawa69k
IIIInawashiro17k
IIIIshikawa19k
IIIAkita320k
IIIAkita0
IIKuroiso61k
IITenno23k
IIOtawara59k

(k = x1,000)


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