PAGER - M 6.1 - 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?Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 22:21:46 UTC (08:21:46 local)Location: 39.8° N, 143.1° EDepth: 15kmEvent Id: USC000CZ76Alert Version: 4Created: 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---*7,428k*175k000000
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
2004-12-213995.6V (58k)0
1994-12-28867.7VII (132k)3
1983-05-263487.7VII (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
IVMiyako52k
IVYamada20k
IVOtsuchi17k
IVKamaishi43k
IIIOfunato35k
IIITono27k
IIIMorioka295k
IIIAomori298k
IIISendai1,038k
IIIYamagata255k
IIFukushima294k

(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
31974-09-20
00:53 UTC
5.642.87° N, 144.92° E
45km
JPVI (21 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
161983-04-30
14:03 UTC
6.341.56° N, 143.79° E
23km
JPVI (6 k)00
171983-05-26
02:59 UTC
7.740.47° N, 139.09° E
15km
JPVII (174 k)104104tsunami
181983-06-21
06:25 UTC
6.841.37° N, 139.12° E
9km
JPVIII (4)00
191983-07-01
22:03 UTC
5.636.99° N, 141.03° E
43km
JPVI (395 k)00
201985-12-02
07:14 UTC
5.541.23° N, 139.85° E
24km
JPVII (2 k)00
211987-01-09
06:14 UTC
6.639.88° N, 141.62° E
75km
JPVII (294 k)00
221987-01-14
11:03 UTC
6.842.6° N, 142.81° E
103km
JPVII (99 k)00
231987-02-06
12:23 UTC
6.437.02° N, 141.71° E
38km
JPVI (366 k)00
241987-02-06
13:16 UTC
6.737.02° N, 141.73° E
41km
JPVII (11 k)00
251987-04-07
00:40 UTC
6.637.38° N, 141.69° E
42km
JPVII (30 k)00
261987-04-16
19:23 UTC
637.09° N, 141.53° E
41km
JPVI (159 k)00
271987-04-22
20:13 UTC
6.637.17° N, 141.4° E
51km
JPVII (345 k)00
281987-09-24
04:55 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.26° E
45km
JPVI (230 k)00
291989-01-24
20:03 UTC
5.542.29° N, 142.69° E
42km
JPVI (55 k)00
301989-08-06
22:53 UTC
5.642.9° N, 145.07° E
45km
JPVI (23 k)00
311989-11-01
18:25 UTC
7.439.92° N, 142.79° E
29km
JPVII (41 k)00
321989-11-18
15:56 UTC
5.342.88° N, 145.03° E
44km
JPVI (3 k)00
331992-07-18
08:39 UTC
6.939.62° N, 143.11° E
31km
JPVI (100 k)00
341993-01-15
11:06 UTC
7.643.02° N, 144.19° E
95km
JPVIII (461 k)22
351993-03-25
07:08 UTC
641.83° N, 143.47° E
37km
JPVII (3 k)00
361993-08-07
19:42 UTC
6.342.08° N, 139.87° E
20km
JPVIII (6 k)00
371994-12-28
12:19 UTC
7.740.54° N, 143.44° E
16km
JPVII (132 k)33tsunami
381995-01-06
22:37 UTC
740.35° N, 142.22° E
28km
JPVIII (8 k)00
391995-01-07
02:36 UTC
640.35° N, 142.4° E
33km
JPVI (37 k)00
401995-04-01
03:49 UTC
5.437.95° N, 139.21° E
11km
JPVIII (225)00
411995-09-26
07:14 UTC
5.941.83° N, 143.37° E
39km
JPVII (5 k)00
421996-08-10
18:12 UTC
5.939° N, 140.55° E
9km
JPVI (158)00
431996-08-10
18:54 UTC
5.438.97° N, 140.61° E
25km
JPVII (28 k)00
441996-08-10
23:10 UTC
5.738.96° N, 140.66° E
13km
JPVIII (55)00
451998-09-03
07:58 UTC
5.839.79° N, 140.75° E
6km
JPVI (360)00
461998-09-15
07:24 UTC
5.138.37° N, 140.61° E
10km
JPVII (55)00
472000-11-13
15:57 UTC
5.942.52° N, 144.73° E
26km
JPVI (167 k)00
482001-04-13
23:16 UTC
5.642.78° N, 145.27° E
37km
JPVI (8 k)00
492001-08-13
20:11 UTC
6.441.05° N, 142.28° E
38km
JPVI (10 k)00
502002-10-14
14:12 UTC
6.141.23° N, 142.2° E
40km
JPVI (30)00
512002-11-03
03:37 UTC
6.438.95° N, 141.94° E
39km
JPVI (31 k)00
522003-05-26
09:24 UTC
738.86° N, 141.5° E
68km
JPVIII (443)00fire, landslide
532003-07-25
15:13 UTC
5.438.5° N, 141.04° E
12km
JPVIII (35)00landslide
542003-07-25
22:13 UTC
638.48° N, 141.03° E
6km
JPVIII (57 k)00
552003-07-26
07:56 UTC
5.238.56° N, 141.04° E
13km
JPVII (44 k)00
562003-09-25
19:50 UTC
8.341.86° N, 143.87° E
27km
JPIX (3 k)00fire, landslide, tsunami
572003-09-25
20:57 UTC
5.741.76° N, 143.63° E
33km
JPVI (5 k)00
582003-09-25
21:08 UTC
7.341.8° N, 143.55° E
38km
JPVIII (9 k)00
592003-09-28
04:17 UTC
5.542.66° N, 144.69° E
40km
JPVI (2 k)00
602003-09-29
02:36 UTC
6.442.47° N, 144.35° E
25km
JPVII (88 k)00
612003-10-08
09:06 UTC
6.742.65° N, 144.53° E
32km
JPV (261 k)00
622003-10-31
01:06 UTC
737.87° N, 142.59° E
20km
JPV (7,236 k)00
632003-12-03
14:11 UTC
5.942.43° N, 144.69° E
39km
JPVI (46)00
642003-12-29
01:30 UTC
6.142.46° N, 144.6° E
26km
JPVI (163 k)00
652004-04-11
18:06 UTC
6.142.88° N, 144.91° E
37km
JPVI (5 k)00
662004-11-11
10:02 UTC
6.142.16° N, 144.33° E
34km
JPV (308 k)00
672004-11-28
18:32 UTC
743.02° N, 145.15° E
39km
JPVIII (33 k)00tsunami
682004-11-28
18:36 UTC
5.942.94° N, 145.14° E
41km
JPVII (9 k)00
692004-12-06
14:15 UTC
6.742.89° N, 145.23° E
35km
JPVII (21 k)00
702004-12-21
15:34 UTC
5.642.95° N, 145.42° E
39km
JPV (58 k)00
712005-01-18
14:09 UTC
6.242.94° N, 144.88° E
47km
JPVI (250 k)00
722005-08-16
02:46 UTC
7.238.27° N, 142.03° E
40km
JPVII (208 k)00tsunami
732005-12-02
13:13 UTC
6.538.07° N, 142.13° E
41km
JPVII (217)00
742005-12-16
18:32 UTC
638.49° N, 141.93° E
47km
JPVI (228 k)00
752007-02-17
00:02 UTC
641.82° N, 143.55° E
31km
JPVII (2 k)00
MMICityPopulation
IVMiyako52k
IVYamada20k
IVOtsuchi17k
IVKamaishi43k
IIIOfunato35k
IIITono27k
IIIHachinohe239k
IIIIchinohe16k
IIIMorioka295k
IIIHanamaki73k
IIIMisawa43k
IIIKitakami94k
IIIShizukuishi20k
IIIMizusawa61k
IIIIchinoseki63k
IIIKazuno37k
IIIWakuya18k
IIIIshinomaki117k
IIIOdate65k
IIIYamoto32k
IIIYokote39k
IIIKogota20k
IIIOmagari39k
IIIMutsu49k
IIIAomori298k
IIIFurukawa76k
IIIKuroishi39k
IIIYuzawa34k
IIINamioka21k
IIITakanosu21k
IIIHirosaki175k
IIIShiogama60k
IIIRifu35k
IIITomiya43k
IIIGoshogawara49k
IIIAkita320k
IIIKizukuri19k
IIISendai1,038k
IIIShinjo41k
IIIObanazawa21k
IIIIwanuma42k
IIIWatari36k
IIIHigashine46k
IIIOkawara23k
IIITendo65k
IIIKakuda33k
IIISagae44k
IIIMarumori17k
IIIYamagata255k
IIIShiroishi39k
IIIHakodate276k
IIKamiiso38k
IIYanagawa21k
IIKaminoyama36k
IINanae30k
IIHobara25k
IITakahata26k
IIFukushima294k
IIYonezawa94k
IINihommatsu36k
IIMotomiya23k
IIInawashiro17k

(k = x1,000)


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