M 5.9 in China on 07 Aug 2019 21:28 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: 5.9M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 24.475 , 121.9473
Event Date: 07 Aug 2019 21:28 UTC
Exposed Population: 9880000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000522g
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2019 21:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.6 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000522g Scaled population (raster) 1.58  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1268644 0 07 Aug 2019 21:28 5.9M, 10km 6.098 9.9 million 1d 00:05 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 China ,of Taiwan (population 22,456,987) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
380000 people
5.4 million people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1268644 24.475/121.947 5.9 10.0 5.925 07 Aug 2019 21:44 00:16 (new episode)
2 0.2 1268644 24.475/121.947 5.9 10.0 6.577 07 Aug 2019 21:58 00:30 (upd of #1)
3 0 1268644 24.475/121.947 5.9 10.0 6.086 07 Aug 2019 22:35 01:07 (upd of #2)
4 0 1268644 24.475/121.947 5.9 10.0 6.096 07 Aug 2019 23:32 02:04 (upd of #3)
5 0 1268644 24.475/121.947 5.9 10.0 6.098 08 Aug 2019 21:33 1d 00:05 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 300000 people
Taiwan China 5.3 million people
Taiwan China 3900 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nan-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 15 km
Su-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 17 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 38 km
YĆ¼-lan I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 43 km
Tou-cheng I-lan Taiwan City - 45 km
Hsin-tien T'ai-pei Chuan-Shih Taiwan City - 68 km
Pan-ch'iao T'ai-pei Taiwan Major city - 75 km
Taipei T'ai-pei Chuan-Shih Taiwan Capital 2.5 million people 76 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)
9 0
Sungshan TSA 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8500

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Suao TWSUO Taiwan

More information

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