M 5.6 in China on 18 Sep 2022 05:19 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: 5.6M
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.

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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 ,of Taiwan (population 22,456,987) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
6300 people
49000 people
44000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.2 1462647 23.129/121.272 5.6 10.0 7.025 18 Sep 2022 05:42 00:23 (new episode)
2 0.2 1462647 23.129/121.272 5.6 10.0 7.025 18 Sep 2022 05:58 00:39 (upd of #1)
3 0.2 1462647 23.129/121.272 5.6 10.0 7.025 18 Sep 2022 07:24 02:05 (upd of #2)
4 0.2 1462647 23.129/121.272 5.6 10.0 7.025 19 Sep 2022 05:40 1d 00:21 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 22000 people
Taiwan China 35000 people
Taiwan China 7.6 million people
Taiwan China 4.2 million people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Fu-li T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 6 km
Shui-chui T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 8 km
Ch'ih-shang T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 8 km
Cheng-kung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 10 km
San Hsien Tai T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 12 km
Ch'ing-hsi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 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 - 17 km
Cho-ch'ing-ts'un Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 19 km
A-hou-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 21 km
Yü-li Hua-lien Taiwan City - 23 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
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
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
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
Fu-hsing Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 49 km
Chien-ho T'ai-tung 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 - 57 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 - 60 km
Pao-shan-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 60 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 61 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
Ch'ü-nu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 69 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 70 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 71 km
P'ai-wan-she P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 71 km
Chih-chih-ya-she Chia-i Taiwan Village - 71 km
Chia-hsien-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 71 km
Ta-pu Chia-i Taiwan Village - 73 km
Ha-li-wei Chia-i Taiwan Village - 73 km
Chieh-ta-ts'un T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 74 km
Chin-lun T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 74 km
Shao-t'an-k'eng Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 74 km
Ming-te Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 76 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 77 km
K'o-la-p'a-yang T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 78 km
Ch'ang-jung-ts'un P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 78 km
Hsin-liao Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 78 km
Lu-ku-hsiang Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 78 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 78 km
Chia-jui-pu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 79 km
San-ti P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 79 km
Mei-nung Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 81 km
Hsia-ta-chi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 81 km
Shan-tzu-ting T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 82 km
Pa-she-pu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 82 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 83 km
Shih-pu Chia-i Taiwan Village - 83 km
Yü-ching T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 84 km
Ta-jen-tung Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 85 km
T'ung-t'ou Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 86 km
Kuang-hsing-ts'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 86 km
Chi-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan City - 86 km
Hsiao-chung-lin P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 87 km
T'ien-liao Chia-i Taiwan Village - 87 km
Pei-shih-k'eng T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 88 km
Shui-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 88 km
Hsiao-wu-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 89 km
Ch'e-ch'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 90 km
Kuo-chiang-tzu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 90 km
Shiao-Mei Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 90 km
K'ou-she-liao T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 90 km
Hsin-ts'o T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 92 km
Chu-wei-tzu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 93 km
Tung-ning P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 93 km
Tung-shan T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 93 km
Ku-keng Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 93 km
Chia-i Chia-i Taiwan City - 93 km
Hsin-wu-hsia P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 93 km
Ta-p'ing-ting P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 94 km
Kuo-i T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 95 km
Ping-tung P'ing-tung Taiwan Major city - 96 km
Shui-Shan Chia-i Taiwan Village - 97 km
Kuan-t'ien T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 97 km
Hsia-wei-liao Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 98 km
Chia-Pa T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 98 km
Tou-liu Yun-lin Taiwan Major city - 98 km
Yün-lin Yun-lin Taiwan City - 99 km
Chao-chou P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 100 km
Chia-i Chia-i Taiwan Village - 100 km
Hsin-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Ta-shu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Shih-t'ou P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Hsin-ying T'ai-nan Taiwan Major city - 100 km
Ting-liao Chia-i Taiwan Village - 100 km
San-chieh-i T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 101 km
Hsin-hua T'ai-nan Taiwan City - 101 km
Wan-tan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 101 km
A-lian Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 102 km
She-nei T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 103 km
Pao-she-chia Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 104 km
Ta-jen-miao T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 105 km
Ho-liao-tzu T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 105 km
Chia-p'ing P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 84 km
Shang-fan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 85 km
Ku-lou P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 91 km
Tao-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 91 km
Ta-niao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 91 km
Cho-chia-la T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 91 km
Yu-chih Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 92 km
Pei-shih-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 93 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 94 km
Shui-wei Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 95 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 96 km
Li-chi-li-chi-she P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 98 km
Pu-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 98 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 100 km
Ta-wu T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 102 km
Shih-tzu-t'ou T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 104 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 106 km
Nan-tou Nan-t'ou Taiwan Major city - 106 km
Nei-wen P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 107 km
Chung-hsing-hsin-ts'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan City - 107 km
Shui-ti-liao P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 108 km
Chia-ho-ts'un P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 111 km
Hsu-hai P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 111 km
Ts'ao-t'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 113 km
Ta-p'ing T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 115 km
Fang-shan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 115 km
Chia-hsin P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 116 km
Kao-hsiung Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Major city - 117 km
Hsin-ch'eng Hua-lien Taiwan City - 117 km
Ta-lin-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 117 km
Chiang tzu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 117 km
Mu-tan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 118 km
I-la-la-la-k'ou T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 119 km
Ta-pu Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 120 km
T'ieh-chia-lung-she Hua-lien Taiwan City - 120 km
Feng-chiang P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 120 km
Lo-shao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 121 km
Yeh-yu T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 121 km
Ha-lung-t'ai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 122 km
Pa-yao-lu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 122 km
Hung-t'on T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 124 km
Sung-pai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 125 km
Hsin-chiang Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 126 km
Liu-chiu Hsu P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 127 km
Tai-chung T'ai-chung Shih Taiwan Major city - 128 km
Che-cheng P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 130 km
Kuo-ch'i P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 130 km
T'ai-hsi Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 130 km
She-liao P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 132 km
Sha-shan Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 132 km
Hsieh-ma-li P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 133 km
Wang-kung Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 134 km
Fweng-yüan T'ai-chung Taiwan Major city - 134 km
Heng-chjun P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 136 km
Tai-chung-hsien T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 137 km
Shih-kang T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 137 km
Kenting P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 140 km
O-luan-pi P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 140 km
Ao-hua I-lan Taiwan Village - 141 km
Ta-kuang P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 142 km
Maobitou P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 144 km
Wei-she T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 145 km
Ching-shui T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 146 km
Hai huang T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 155 km
Yüan-li Miao-li Taiwan City - 158 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 188 km

see full list


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 39 km
Feng Nin 42 Civ. Paved Yes 7900 45 km
Green Island GNI 8 Civ. Paved No 3300 54 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
Kuei Jen 30 0 103 km
Highway Strip 296 298 9 0 105 km
Highway Strip 331 334 11 0 106 km
Kangshan 10 Mil. Paved No 7500 110 km
Tainan TNN 19 Mil. Paved Yes 10000 111 km
Tso Ying 9 0 112 km
Kaohsiung International KHH 9 Civ. Paved Yes 10300 113 km
Highway Strip 206 23 0 121 km
Hualien HUN 16 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 105 km
Lishan LHN unknown 0 124 km
Orchid Island KYD 10 Civ. Paved No 4500 125 km
Hengchun HCN 13 Civ. Paved No 3500 133 km
Taichung TXG 112 Mil. Paved Yes 5300 133 km
Ching Chuan Kang AB 203 Mil. Paved No 12000 142 km
9 0 184 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tai Tung Taiwan 47 km
Tai Nan Taiwan 97 km
An Ping Chiang Taiwan 115 km
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan 102 km
Kaohsiung TWKHH Taiwan 119 km
Lan Yu Island Taiwan 123 km
Taichung TWTXG Taiwan 145 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tsengwen Tsengwen 1973 76 km
Wushantou Offstream Kuantien 1930 93 km
Guguan Dajiaxi 1961 123 km

Nuclear plants

Intensity Name Country Reactors Distance
MAANSHAN TAIWAN 2 139 km
LUNG-MEI TAIWAN 2 150 km

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