PAGER - M 5.2 - 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?Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 23:00:00 UTC (09:00:00 local)Location: 37.7° N, 143.8° EDepth: 24kmEvent Id: USC000E6A7Alert Version: 6Created: 3 weeks, 0 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)
 
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---*47k*0000000
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
1981-01-221036.4V (203k)0
1994-12-283127.7VII (132k)3
1978-06-121627.6VIII (1m)22

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

Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
IIKamaishi43k

(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
71978-06-12
08:06 UTC
5.738.23° N, 142.11° E
46km
JPV (281 k)028tsunami
81978-06-12
08:14 UTC
7.638.22° N, 142.02° E
53km
JPVIII (1,304 k)2222
91978-06-14
11:34 UTC
6.438.42° N, 142.39° E
41km
JPVI (16 k)00
101979-07-11
01:58 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.29° E
42km
JPVI (170 k)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
141981-09-02
09:24 UTC
5.735.8° N, 141° E
44km
JPVI (465 k)00
151982-07-23
14:23 UTC
736.3° N, 141.78° E
24km
JPVI (1,855 k)00
161983-02-27
12:14 UTC
5.935.95° N, 140.04° E
67km
JPVI (13,082 k)00
171983-07-01
22:03 UTC
5.636.99° N, 141.03° E
43km
JPVI (395 k)00
181984-01-17
15:31 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.19° E
44km
JPV (1,842 k)00
191985-10-04
12:25 UTC
5.935.86° N, 140.08° E
72km
JPVI (10,069 k)00
201986-02-12
02:59 UTC
6.236.43° N, 140.98° E
45km
JPVII (333 k)00
211987-01-09
06:14 UTC
6.639.88° N, 141.62° E
75km
JPVII (294 k)00
221987-02-06
12:23 UTC
6.437.02° N, 141.71° E
38km
JPVI (366 k)00
231987-02-06
13:16 UTC
6.737.02° N, 141.73° E
41km
JPVII (11 k)00
241987-04-07
00:40 UTC
6.637.38° N, 141.69° E
42km
JPVII (30 k)00
251987-04-16
19:23 UTC
637.09° N, 141.53° E
41km
JPVI (159 k)00
261987-04-22
20:13 UTC
6.637.17° N, 141.4° E
51km
JPVII (345 k)00
271987-09-24
04:55 UTC
5.936.64° N, 141.26° E
45km
JPVI (230 k)00
281988-09-26
08:23 UTC
5.735.55° N, 141.01° E
31km
JPVII (103 k)00
291989-02-19
12:27 UTC
5.536.04° N, 139.86° E
45km
JPVI (9,262 k)11
301989-11-01
18:25 UTC
7.439.92° N, 142.79° E
29km
JPVII (41 k)00
311990-08-05
03:36 UTC
6.136.41° N, 141.19° E
27km
JPVI (1,042 k)00
321991-08-06
14:49 UTC
5.935.81° N, 141.11° E
29km
JPVII (143 k)00
331992-07-18
08:39 UTC
6.939.62° N, 143.11° E
31km
JPVI (100 k)00
341994-12-28
12:19 UTC
7.740.54° N, 143.44° E
16km
JPVII (132 k)33tsunami
351995-01-06
22:37 UTC
740.35° N, 142.22° E
28km
JPVIII (8 k)00
361995-01-07
02:36 UTC
640.35° N, 142.4° E
33km
JPVI (37 k)00
371995-01-09
18:00 UTC
5.935.93° N, 141.4° E
37km
JPVI (78 k)00
381996-08-10
18:12 UTC
5.939° N, 140.55° E
9km
JPVI (158)00
391996-08-10
18:54 UTC
5.438.97° N, 140.61° E
25km
JPVII (28 k)00
401996-08-10
23:10 UTC
5.738.96° N, 140.66° E
13km
JPVIII (55)00
411996-12-21
01:28 UTC
5.536.12° N, 139.77° E
60km
JPVI (11,098 k)00
421998-06-14
13:17 UTC
5.735.42° N, 140.5° E
33km
JPVII (428 k)00
431998-09-03
07:58 UTC
5.839.79° N, 140.75° E
6km
JPVI (360)00
441998-09-15
07:24 UTC
5.138.37° N, 140.61° E
10km
JPVII (55)00
451999-03-25
23:31 UTC
5.236.49° N, 140.48° E
56km
JPV (1,894 k)00
462000-06-03
08:54 UTC
6.135.57° N, 140.46° E
51km
JPVII (1,434 k)00
472000-07-20
18:39 UTC
636.55° N, 140.94° E
31km
JPVI (541 k)00
482000-12-04
16:47 UTC
5.735.8° N, 140.91° E
40km
JPVII (94 k)00
492001-08-13
20:11 UTC
6.441.05° N, 142.28° E
38km
JPVI (10 k)00
502002-06-14
02:42 UTC
4.936.24° N, 139.83° E
56km
JPV (2,522 k)00
512002-11-03
03:37 UTC
6.438.95° N, 141.94° E
39km
JPVI (31 k)00
522003-05-11
15:57 UTC
5.335.85° N, 139.97° E
60km
JPV (26,839 k)00
532003-05-26
09:24 UTC
738.86° N, 141.5° E
68km
JPVIII (443)00fire, landslide
542003-07-25
15:13 UTC
5.438.5° N, 141.04° E
12km
JPVIII (35)00landslide
552003-07-25
22:13 UTC
638.48° N, 141.03° E
6km
JPVIII (57 k)00
562003-07-26
07:56 UTC
5.238.56° N, 141.04° E
13km
JPVII (44 k)00
572003-10-31
01:06 UTC
737.87° N, 142.59° E
20km
JPV (7,236 k)00
582003-11-14
18:43 UTC
5.736.47° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,333 k)00
592004-04-03
23:02 UTC
5.936.41° N, 141.07° E
43km
JPV (1,197 k)00
602004-10-06
14:40 UTC
5.735.94° N, 139.94° E
67km
JPVI (1,584 k)00
612005-04-10
22:22 UTC
5.935.6° N, 140.4° E
48km
JPV (13,054 k)00
622005-06-19
16:15 UTC
5.735.63° N, 140.5° E
50km
JPVI (2,959 k)00
632005-08-16
02:46 UTC
7.238.27° N, 142.03° E
40km
JPVII (208 k)00tsunami
642005-10-19
11:44 UTC
6.336.38° N, 140.86° E
42km
JPVI (70 k)00
652005-12-02
13:13 UTC
6.538.07° N, 142.13° E
41km
JPVII (217)00
662005-12-16
18:32 UTC
638.49° N, 141.93° E
47km
JPVI (228 k)00

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