M 4.9 in North Korea on 12 Feb 2013 02:57 UTC
EQ parameters
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.

Updated: this report is based on episode 1.

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 1 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.2989 , 129.081
Event Date: 12 Feb 2013 02:57 UTC
Exposed Population: 2340000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC usc000f5t0
Inserted at: 12 Feb 2013 03:12 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 1
usc000f5t0 Scaled population n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
122640 1 12 Feb 2013 02:57 4.9M, 1km N/A 2.3 million 00:14 NEIC
122643 1 12 Feb 2013 02:57 5.1M, 1km N/A 2.5 million 01:45 NEIC
122656 1 12 Feb 2013 02:57 5.1M, 0km N/A 2.3 million 17:49 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of , Province of Hamgyong-bukto (population 2,284,713) . The nearest places are Chik-tong, Komunjik, Anjik-kol, Hwangt'oam, Sumunnae, Yonha-dong, Samp'o-dong, Ch'ondok-kol, Hapsu, Namyang-dong, and Ch'angp'yong-ni.

Radius Population
100 km 2.2 million people
75 km 1 million people
50 km 340000 people
20 km 7900 people
10 km 2500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Hamgyong-bukto Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 2.2 million people
Yanggang-do Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 710000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chik-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 6 km
Komunjik Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 17 km
Anjik-kol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 17 km
Hwangt'oam Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 19 km
Sumunnae Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 20 km
Yonha-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 24 km
Samp'o-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 24 km
Ch'ondok-kol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 25 km
Hapsu Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 26 km
Namyang-dong Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 27 km
Imyonsu-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 27 km
Mansin-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 28 km
K'unhwayang-gol Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 32 km
Sinjonsu Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 32 km
Changp'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 34 km
Irhyang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 - 34 km
Sollyong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 34 km
Maengyang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 36 km
Myongchon Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 - 37 km
Engando Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 37 km
Chaengmyonggok Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 37 km
Sinbokchang Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 - 38 km
Sagumgwang Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 39 km
Kwanmo-ri Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 40 km
Chaegung-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 40 km
Daimon-do Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 41 km
Changdok Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 41 km
Namhaso Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 41 km
Hwanggok-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 42 km
Hwajon-dong Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 43 km
Kilchu Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 62000 people 44 km
Chungch'op'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 46 km
Madangmul Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 46 km
Namsong-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 47 km
Sangnyong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 47 km
Ch'angp'yong-dong Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 48 km
Chonjang Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 49 km
Hoemun Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 11000 people 49 km
Chak-kol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 50 km
Habongp'a Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 50 km
Pogal-li Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 51 km
Olchong-ni Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 51 km
Kyongsong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 - 51 km
Naktong-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 51 km
Josohei Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 51 km
Andol-li Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 54 km
Osang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 54 km
Chang-gol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 54 km
Taep'yong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 55 km
Chinsadorigi Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 56 km
Chagundojang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 56 km
Namdae-ri Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 56 km
Ch'asamdong-T'ap-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 56 km
Munnae Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 56 km
Changdong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 57 km
Odaejin-nodongjagu Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 - 57 km
Yosu-ri Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 59 km
Soksu-ri Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 59 km
Chungsal-li Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 59 km
Nojok-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 60 km
Ch'oso-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 60 km
Sungam-ni Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 61 km
Yanghung-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 61 km
Hwadong-ni Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 62 km
Sunam-ch'on Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 62 km
Hwadae Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 63 km
Chungsan-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 63 km
Ayang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 63 km
Chungch'angp'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 64 km
Taeosich'ol-lodongjagu Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 64 km
Immyong-ni Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 65 km
Nanam Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 33000 people 66 km
Sajip'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 66 km
Puyol-li Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 66 km
P'yong-ch'on Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 66 km
Chunghungsang-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 67 km
Ummandai Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 68 km
Pota-ri Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village4 - 69 km
Sinsong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 69 km
Tohwasu Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village5 - 70 km
Ch'angp'yong-ni Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village6 - 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
Kuktong 61 0 40 km
Orang 40 0 47 km
Kilchu Highway Strip 76 0 48 km
Kyongsong 12 0 52 km
Paegam 994 0 73 km
Chongjin 9 0 75 km
Hyesan 997 0 75 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Odaejin North Korea 58 km
Chungjin KPCHO North Korea 67 km
Chongjin KPCHO North Korea 72 km
Kimchaek North Korea 73 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mayang Songchonsu 1943 90 km

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