M 6.1 in Japan on 09 May 2019 23:48 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: 6.1M
Depth: 23 Km
Lat/Lon: 31.78 , 131.8456
Event Date: 09 May 2019 23:48 UTC
Exposed Population: 1240000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003j46
Inserted at: 10 May 2019 23:53 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003j46 Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1259671 0 09 May 2019 23:48 6.3M, 23.97km 5.416 1.4 million 0m (at 00:00) 00:29 NEIC
1259696 0 09 May 2019 23:48 6.1M, 23km 4.88 1.2 million 1d 00:04 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 Japan ,of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
270000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1259671 31.804/131.803 6.3 24.0 5.416 10 May 2019 00:17 00:29 (new episode)
2 0 1259696 31.804/131.803 6.3 24.0 5.416 10 May 2019 01:35 01:47 (new episode)
3 0 1259696 31.78/131.846 6.1 23.0 4.918 10 May 2019 01:40 01:51 (upd of #2)
4 0 1259696 31.78/131.846 6.1 23.0 4.918 10 May 2019 01:53 02:05 (upd of #3)
5 0 1259696 31.782/131.854 6.1 23.0 4.88 10 May 2019 03:14 03:25 (upd of #4)
6 0 1259696 31.782/131.854 6.1 23.0 4.88 10 May 2019 23:53 1d 00:04 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 220000 people
Kyushu Japan 300000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Oryuzako Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 36 km
Kisaki Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 40 km
Tachibandori Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 40 km
Haruguchi Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 41 km
Miyazaki Miyazaki Japan Major city 300000 people 42 km
Jogasaki Miyazaki Japan City - 42 km
Niinauri Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 44 km
Udo Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 38 km
Komei Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 42 km
Funahiki Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 44 km
Kokonobira Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 45 km
Uwae Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 48 km
Aburatsu Miyazaki Japan Village4 - 48 km
Takanabe Miyazaki Japan City 22000 people 49 km
Nokubi Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 49 km
Shimo-Tashima Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 49 km
Shimo-kuranaga Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 51 km
Tano Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 51 km
Meitsu Miyazaki Japan Village4 - 53 km
Tsuma Miyazaki Japan City - 55 km
Takaoka Miyazaki Japan City - 55 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village4 - 55 km
Aya Miyazaki Japan Village5 - 58 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)
Miyazaki KMI 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8200
Nyutabaru 79 Mil. Paved Yes 8800

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Uchiumi Japan
Miyazaki JPKMI Japan
Aburatsu JPABU Japan

More information

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