M 6.9 in China on 18 Sep 2022 06:44 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1338219
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.9M
Glide number: EQ-2022-000313-CHN
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.1589 , 121.316
Event Date: 18 Sep 2022 06:44 UTC
18 Sep 2022 14:44 Local
Exposed Population: About 54000 people in MMI
140 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 18 Sep 2022 07:27 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
3.6 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1 0.4 1
us7000i90q Scaled population (raster) 4.65 Max wave alert 0.41m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.41m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0.82      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1375 | About casualties: 131 | Last hour: 0

The earthquake caused the Taiwan Huadong Railway to be unable to pass ... 2022-09-22T05:34+0200.

2022-09-22T03:32:54.038Z. According to Taiwan's "Central News Agency", the earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan caused the Huadong train to be unable to run. Du Wei, the director of the Taiwan Railway, said on the 21st that the railway's rookie Gu
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Taiwan Taitung Hualien Earthquake Kills 1, Injures 171, Dangerous Buil ... 2022-09-22T05:26+0200.

2022-09-22T03:26:24.712Z. Recently, earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 and 6.9 and multiple aftershocks have occurred in Taitung County and Hualien County, Taiwan. Taiwan's "Construction and Construction Administration" mentioned that, as of 8:00
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Gan Yu, who has been missing for 17 days after the earthquake, has bee ... 2022-09-22T03:29+0200.

2022-09-22T01:26:22.895Z. (Reporter Wang Peng) West China Hospital of Sichuan University revealed late on the 21st that Gan Yu, who had been missing for 17 days after the Luding earthquake, had been transferred to West China Hospital. After
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How sustainable is Global Britain’s presence in Asia?2022-09-22T03:02+0200.

The Royal Navy on 7 September marked the first anniversary of its deployment of two OPVs to the Indo-Pacific region . This milestone provides an opportune moment to assess how successful the UK military’s ‘return’ to the area has been. HMS
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (92), (5), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),