M 5.6 in China on 18 Sep 2022 05:19 UTC
EQ parameters
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.1286 , 121.2723
Event Date: 18 Sep 2022 05:19 UTC
18 Sep 2022 13:19 Local
Exposed Population: About 6000 people in MMI
6 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000i903
Inserted at: 18 Sep 2022 05:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
3.6 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us7000i903 Scaled population (raster) 2.73  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1462647 0.2 18 Sep 2022 05:19 5.6M, 10km 7.02 6 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in China , Province of Taiwan (population 54,706) . The nearest places are Fu-li, Shui-chui, Ch'ih-shang, Cheng-kung, Ch'ing-hsi, San Hsien Tai, Hsin-i, Kuan-shan, Wu-shih Pi, Tu-ho, and Hsin-ying.

Radius Population
100 km 2.3 million people
75 km 300000 people
50 km 210000 people
20 km 42000 people
10 km 14000 people
5 km 2400 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 55000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Fu-li T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 5 km
Shui-chui T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 7 km
Ch'ih-shang T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 8 km
Cheng-kung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 10 km
Ch'ing-hsi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 12 km
San Hsien Tai T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 12 km
Hsin-i T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 12 km
Kuan-shan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 15 km
Wu-shih Pi T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 17 km
Tu-ho T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 18 km
Cho-ch'ing-ts'un Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 19 km
A-hou-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 21 km
Hsia-ma T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 21 km
Yü-li Hua-lien Taiwan City - 23 km
Hsin-ch'ang-ts'un T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 26 km
Yung-kang T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 26 km
Chia-tsou-wan Pi T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 27 km
T'ai-kao-li Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 29 km
Wu-ssu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 34 km
San-li Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 34 km
Sung-pu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 35 km
Ch'u-lu T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 36 km
Chang-yüan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 38 km
Chi-hsing T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 38 km
Lieh-k'o-ni Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 39 km
Ta-lo-ma Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 42 km
Ta-chiang-k'ou Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 42 km
Tai-tung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 43 km
T'ao-lin T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 44 km
Shih-ti-ping Hua-lien Taiwan City - 45 km
Ta-nan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 47 km
Fu-min Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 49 km
Pa-t'ung-kuan Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 49 km
Fu-hsing Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 49 km
Chien-ho T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 52 km
Yüan-t'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 52 km
Nan-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 54 km
Ko-la Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 55 km
Hai-shen-p'ing T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 58 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 58 km
Tung-pu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 59 km
Min-sheng-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 59 km
Pao-shan-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 60 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 61 km
Chung-hu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 62 km
Lao-nung Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 62 km
La-chia T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 62 km
Tun-na-tsun Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 63 km
Tai-ma T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 64 km
Ta-pang Chia-i Taiwan Village - 65 km
Hsin-i Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 69 km
Kuei-ts'ang Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 69 km
Ch'ü-nu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 69 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 70 km
Ping-tung P'ing-tung Taiwan Major city - 96 km
Tou-liu Yun-lin Taiwan Major city - 98 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 100 km
Hsin-ying T'ai-nan Taiwan Major city - 100 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Taitung TTT 37 Mil. Paved No 11000 39 km
Feng Nin 42 Civ. Paved Yes 7900 45 km
Green Island GNI 8 Civ. Paved No 3300 55 km
Sun Moon Lake SMT unknown 0 90 km
Pingtung North 29 Mil. Paved No 8000 94 km
Chiayi CYI 25 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 97 km
Pingtung South 24 Mil. Paved Yes 7800 97 km
Highway Strip 260 30 0 100 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tai Tung Taiwan 47 km
Tai Nan Taiwan 97 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tsengwen Tsengwen 1973 76 km
Wushantou Offstream Kuantien 1930 93 km

More information

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