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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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan ,of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
30000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.02 1244250 30.593/131.037 6.3 35.0 4.579 08 Jan 2019 13:02 00:22 (new episode)
2 0.01 1244250 30.593/131.037 6.3 35.0 3.888 08 Jan 2019 14:42 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1244250 30.593/131.037 6.3 35.0 3.888 09 Jan 2019 12:42 1d 00:02 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan <1000 people
Kyushu Japan 29000 people
Kyushu Japan <1000 people

Affected populated places (*)

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Anjo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 6 km
Noma Kagoshima Japan Village4 - 11 km
Sumiyoshi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 12 km
Nishinoomote Kagoshima Japan Village4 17000 people 16 km
Hirayama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 19 km
Shimama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 24 km
Kunigami Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 24 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)
Tanegashima TNE 97 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0

More information

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