M 6.3 in Japan on 08 Jan 2019 12:39 UTC

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: 6.3M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 30.5926 , 131.0371
Event Date: 08 Jan 2019 12:39 UTC
Exposed Population: 290000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j1d4
Inserted at: 08 Jan 2019 13:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 1.5 (Japan)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244250 0.01 08 Jan 2019 12:39 6.3M, 35km 3.888 300 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The nearest places are Ikenohira, Tachiyama, Nijuban, Mampa, Ono, Masuda, Jurokuban, Anjo, Nakayama, Jusamban, and Higashi.

Radius Population
100 km 290000 people
75 km 57000 people
50 km 38000 people
20 km 24000 people
10 km 5500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ikenohira Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 2 km
Tachiyama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 2 km
Nijuban Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 5 km
Mampa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 5 km
Ono Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 5 km
Masuda Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 5 km
Jurokuban Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 5 km
Anjo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 6 km
Nakayama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 7 km
Jusamban Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 7 km
Takenokawa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Odaira Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Furuta Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Hamatsuwaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Makigawa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 9 km
Hiramatsu Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 9 km
Fukagawa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 10 km
Azako Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 11 km
Takeyano Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 11 km
Noma Kagoshima Japan Village4 - 11 km
Kurazami Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 12 km
Yakenota Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 12 km
Sumiyoshi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 12 km
Onasu Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 12 km
Mitariyama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 12 km
Miza Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 13 km
Komakino Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 14 km
Shoiiura Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 14 km
Anno Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 15 km
Nishinoomote Kagoshima Japan Village4 17000 people 16 km
Sakai Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 16 km
Yokoyama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 17 km
Guniwa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 17 km
Hamada Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 18 km
Kerisaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 18 km
Hirayama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 19 km
Iseki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 20 km
Hirota Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 20 km
Osaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 20 km
Yanagihara Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 21 km
Osaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 22 km
Takabo Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 23 km
Kaminaka Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 24 km
Shimama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 24 km
Kunikami Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 24 km
Kunigami Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 24 km
Ushino Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 25 km
Minato Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 25 km
Hayama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 25 km
Takesaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 25 km
Shimonaka Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 27 km
Nishino Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 29 km
Shimo-Nishime Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 31 km
Funayuki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 46 km
Ambo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 47 km
Miyanoura Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 50 km
Mugyu Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 56 km
Haro Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 56 km
Tomai Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 59 km
Nakamura Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 59 km
Onoaida Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 61 km
Kojima Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 62 km
Hirauchi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 63 km
Izashiki Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 64 km
Nagata Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 64 km
Yudomari Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 67 km
Segire Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 68 km
Kurio Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 68 km
Nakama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 69 km
Higashi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 70 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
Tanegashima TNE 97 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 10 km
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0 24 km
Yakushima KUM 37 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 43 km
Kanoya 65 Civ. Paved Yes 7300 88 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yamagawa Japan 78 km
Shibushi JPSBS Japan 97 km
Kiire JPKII Japan 98 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Saikyo Saikyo Matanobugawa 1984 19 km

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