M 5.5 in China on 17 Sep 2022 14:45 UTC
Shakemap
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: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 22.9716 , 121.2155
Event Date: 17 Sep 2022 14:45 UTC
17 Sep 2022 22:45 Local
Exposed Population: About 3000 people in MMI
3 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000i8v9
Inserted at: 17 Sep 2022 15:04 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.6 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000i8v9 Scaled population (raster) 2.29  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1462519 0 17 Sep 2022 14:45 5.5M, 10km 6.8 3 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 00:18 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 ,of Taiwan (population 22,456,987) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
3300 people
31000 people
140000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1462519 22.972/121.216 5.5 10.0 6.641 17 Sep 2022 15:04 00:19 (new episode)
2 0 1462519 22.972/121.216 5.5 10.0 6.641 17 Sep 2022 15:19 00:34 (upd of #1)
3 0 1462519 22.972/121.216 5.5 10.0 6.641 17 Sep 2022 16:51 02:05 (upd of #2)
4 0 1462519 22.962/121.193 5.5 10.0 6.798 17 Sep 2022 22:10 07:25 (upd of #3)
5 0 1462519 22.962/121.193 5.5 10.0 6.798 18 Sep 2022 15:40 1d 00:55 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 22000 people
Taiwan China 120000 people
Taiwan China 6.4 million people
Taiwan China 4 million people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tu-ho T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 8 km
Ch'ing-hsi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 8 km
A-hou-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 9 km
Yung-kang T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 10 km
Kuan-shan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 11 km
Hsin-i T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 12 km
Shui-chui T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 13 km
Ch'ih-shang T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 16 km
Ch'u-lu T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 18 km
Chi-hsing T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 20 km
Fu-li T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 22 km
Tai-tung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 25 km
Cheng-kung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 22 km
San Hsien Tai T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 27 km
Ta-nan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 30 km
Chien-ho T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 34 km
Wu-shih Pi T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 34 km
Cho-ch'ing-ts'un Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 37 km
Yü-li Hua-lien Taiwan City - 41 km
Nan-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 42 km
Chia-tsou-wan Pi T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 45 km
Hai-shen-p'ing T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 45 km
Tai-ma T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 46 km
La-chia T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 46 km
T'ai-kao-li Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 48 km
Fu-hsing Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 51 km
San-li Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 53 km
Ko-la Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 53 km
Tun-na-tsun Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 53 km
Sung-pu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 54 km
Pao-shan-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 54 km
Ch'ü-nu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 55 km
Chang-yüan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 56 km
Chin-lun T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 56 km
Chieh-ta-ts'un T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 56 km
P'ai-wan-she P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 58 km
Lao-nung Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 58 km
Ta-chiang-k'ou Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 60 km
Ta-lo-ma Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 60 km
K'o-la-p'a-yang T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 61 km
Min-sheng-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 62 km
Shih-ti-ping Hua-lien Taiwan City - 63 km
Hsia-ta-chi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 63 km
Shao-t'an-k'eng Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 64 km
San-ti P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 66 km
Chia-jui-pu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 66 km
Ch'ang-jung-ts'un P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 66 km
Chia-hsien-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 67 km
Shang-fan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 67 km
Fu-min Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 67 km
Chia-p'ing P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 68 km
Hsin-liao Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 70 km
Mei-nung Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 71 km
Tung-pu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 71 km
Ta-pang Chia-i Taiwan Village - 72 km
Hsiao-chung-lin P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 73 km
Ta-niao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 73 km
Cho-chia-la T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 73 km
Ta-pu Chia-i Taiwan Village - 74 km
Ku-lou P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 74 km
Chih-chih-ya-she Chia-i Taiwan Village - 76 km
Chi-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan City - 77 km
Kuo-chiang-tzu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 78 km
Hsin-wu-hsia P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 79 km
Shan-tzu-ting T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 80 km
Tung-ning P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 80 km
Yü-ching T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 80 km
Hsiao-wu-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 80 km
Ping-tung P'ing-tung Taiwan Major city - 83 km
Ta-p'ing-ting P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 83 km
Shih-t'ou P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 84 km
Chao-chou P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 85 km
K'ou-she-liao T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 85 km
Wan-tan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 87 km
Ta-shu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 87 km
Shih-pu Chia-i Taiwan Village - 88 km
Hsin-p'i P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 89 km
Shui-ti-liao P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 91 km
Pao-she-chia Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 92 km
Hsin-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 92 km
A-lian Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 93 km
Tung-shan T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 93 km
Hsin-ts'o T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 93 km
Kuo-i T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 93 km
T'ien-ch'ien-ts'o P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 94 km
Kuan-t'ien T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 94 km
Chia-Pa T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 94 km
Hsin-hua T'ai-nan Taiwan City - 95 km
Wu-lung P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 95 km
Feng-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan Major city - 96 km
I-jen P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 97 km
Hsin-chuang-li Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 97 km
Chia-i Chia-i Taiwan City - 97 km
Tung-chiang P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 97 km
She-nei T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 98 km
Hung-nan-li Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 98 km
Ta-jen-miao T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 98 km
San-chieh-i T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 98 km
Shui-Shan Chia-i Taiwan Village - 99 km
Kang-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan City - 99 km
Hsin-ying T'ai-nan Taiwan Major city - 99 km
Hou-ta-ts'o Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Ts'ai-wen Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Kuei-shan Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Village - 102 km
Hai-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan City - 103 km
Ho-liao-tzu T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 103 km
Ma-tou T'ai-nan Taiwan City - 103 km
K'o-tzu-liao Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Village - 103 km
Yung-an-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 104 km
Hsi-ting-liao T'ai-nan Shih Taiwan Village - 104 km
Tai-nan T'ai-nan Shih Taiwan Major city - 105 km
Ting-liao Chia-i Taiwan Village - 105 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 76 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 79 km
Hsin-i Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 81 km
Ha-li-wei Chia-i Taiwan Village - 81 km
Li-chi-li-chi-she P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 81 km
Ta-wu T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 83 km
Pei-shih-k'eng T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 87 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 88 km
Ming-te Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 89 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 89 km
Lu-ku-hsiang Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 89 km
Nei-wen P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 90 km
T'ien-liao Chia-i Taiwan Village - 92 km
Hsu-hai P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 93 km
Chia-ho-ts'un P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 94 km
Ta-jen-tung Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 94 km
T'ung-t'ou Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 95 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 95 km
Shiao-Mei Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 96 km
Pa-she-pu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 96 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 97 km
Kuang-hsing-ts'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 97 km
Fang-shan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 98 km
Chia-hsin P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 98 km
Chiang tzu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 99 km
Mu-tan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Ku-keng Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 100 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 101 km
Shui-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 102 km
Feng-chiang P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 102 km
Ch'e-ch'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 103 km
Ta-lin-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 103 km
Chu-wei-tzu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 103 km
Pa-yao-lu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 104 km
I-la-la-la-k'ou T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 104 km
Kao-hsiung Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Major city - 104 km
Pei-shih-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 105 km
Yeh-yu T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 106 km
Tao-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 106 km
Shui-wei Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 106 km
Yu-chih Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 107 km
Hsia-wei-liao Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 107 km
Hung-t'on T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 109 km
Liu-chiu Hsu P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 111 km
Kuo-ch'i P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 112 km
Che-cheng P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 112 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 113 km
Pu-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 113 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 114 km
She-liao P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 114 km
Hsieh-ma-li P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 115 km
Heng-chjun P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 118 km
Nan-tou Nan-t'ou Taiwan Major city - 118 km
Tien-chung Chang-hua Taiwan City - 118 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 118 km
Shih-tzu-t'ou T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 119 km
Chung-hsing-hsin-ts'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan City - 120 km
Kenting P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 121 km
O-luan-pi P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 122 km
Pei-tou Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 123 km
Hsi-chou Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 123 km
Ta-kuang P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 124 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 124 km
Ts'ao-t'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 125 km
Maobitou P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 126 km
Yuan Lin Chang-hua Taiwan City - 129 km
Hsin-chiang Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 129 km
Ta-p'ing T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 130 km
Ting-chuang Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 130 km
Kuang-ta-liao Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 132 km
Ta-pu Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 132 km
Hai-kou Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 133 km
Ta-t'u-t'ou Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 134 km
Sa-ti Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 134 km
San-hsing Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 134 km
Hsin-ch'eng Hua-lien Taiwan City - 135 km
Erh-lin Chang-hua Taiwan City - 135 km
Chung-ch'i Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 136 km
T'ai-hsi Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 138 km
Chang-hua Chang-hua Taiwan Major city - 140 km
Sha-shan Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 141 km
Tai-chung T'ai-chung Shih Taiwan Major city - 141 km
Wang-kung Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 142 km
Lu-kang Chang-hua Taiwan City - 145 km
Ho-mel Chang-hua Taiwan City - 147 km
Ching-shui T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 159 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Taitung TTT 37 Mil. Paved No 11000 20 km
Feng Nin 42 Civ. Paved Yes 7900 27 km
Green Island GNI 8 Civ. Paved No 3300 42 km
Pingtung North 29 Mil. Paved No 8000 81 km
Pingtung South 24 Mil. Paved Yes 7800 84 km
Kuei Jen 30 0 96 km
Highway Strip 331 334 11 0 98 km
Kaohsiung International KHH 9 Civ. Paved Yes 10300 99 km
Kangshan 10 Mil. Paved No 7500 100 km
Chiayi CYI 25 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 100 km
Tso Ying 9 0 100 km
Highway Strip 296 298 9 0 103 km
Tainan TNN 19 Mil. Paved Yes 10000 103 km
Highway Strip 260 30 0 104 km
Sun Moon Lake SMT unknown 0 105 km
Orchid Island KYD 10 Civ. Paved No 4500 109 km
Hengchun HCN 13 Civ. Paved No 3500 115 km
Hualien HUN 16 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 124 km
Highway Strip 206 23 0 132 km
Taichung TXG 112 Mil. Paved Yes 5300 146 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tai Tung Taiwan 29 km
Tai Nan Taiwan 91 km
An Ping Chiang Taiwan 109 km
Kaohsiung TWKHH Taiwan 106 km
Lan Yu Island Taiwan 108 km
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan 120 km
Taichung TWTXG Taiwan 157 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tsengwen Tsengwen 1973 76 km
Wushantou Offstream Kuantien 1930 90 km

Nuclear plants

Intensity Name Country Reactors Distance
MAANSHAN TAIWAN 2 121 km

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