M 6.3 in Japan on 09 May 2019 23:48 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: 23.97 Km
Lat/Lon: 31.8039 , 131.8029
Event Date: 09 May 2019 23:48 UTC
10 May 2019 08:48 Local
Exposed Population: 540000 people in MMI V
1370000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003j46
Inserted at: 10 May 2019 00:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1259671 0 09 May 2019 23:48 6.3M, 23.97km 5.42 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 episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The nearest places are Oryuzako, Udo, Kisaki, Tachibandori, Haruguchi, Miyazaki, Jogasaki, Niinauri, Komei, Funahiki, and Nakasaki.

Radius Population
100 km 1.3 million people
75 km 880000 people
50 km 500000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people
Shikoku Japan 4.3 million people
Chugoku Japan 7.9 million people
Kinki Japan 22.2 million people
Kyongsang-namdo Korea, Republic of 3.6 million people
Pusan-jikhalsi Korea, Republic of 3.7 million people
Kyongsang-bukto Korea, Republic of 2.8 million people
Cheju-do Korea, Republic of 510000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Oryuzako Miyazaki Japan Village - 32 km
Udo Miyazaki Japan Village - 34 km
Kisaki Miyazaki Japan Village - 36 km
Tachibandori Miyazaki Japan Village - 36 km
Haruguchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 36 km
Miyazaki Miyazaki Japan Major city 300000 people 38 km
Jogasaki Miyazaki Japan City - 38 km
Niinauri Miyazaki Japan Village - 39 km
Komei Miyazaki Japan Village - 39 km
Funahiki Miyazaki Japan Village - 40 km
Kokonobira Miyazaki Japan Village - 41 km
Uwae Miyazaki Japan Village - 43 km
Nokubi Miyazaki Japan Village - 44 km
Shimo-Tashima Miyazaki Japan Village - 44 km
Takanabe Miyazaki Japan City 22000 people 44 km
Kurokita Miyazaki Japan Village - 45 km
Aburatsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 46 km
Shimo-kuranaga Miyazaki Japan Village - 46 km
Tano Miyazaki Japan Village - 47 km
Todaka Miyazaki Japan Village - 48 km
Tsuma Miyazaki Japan City - 50 km
Takaoka Miyazaki Japan City - 51 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village - 51 km
Meitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 51 km
Aya Miyazaki Japan Village - 53 km
Takaj Miyazaki Japan Village - 54 km
Tsuno Miyazaki Japan Village - 54 km
Yamanokuchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 56 km
Sadowara Miyazaki Japan Village 32000 people 57 km
Hoso Miyazaki Japan Village - 58 km
Mimitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 61 km
Kushima Miyazaki Japan Village 21000 people 62 km
Kawachi Miyazaki Japan Village - 64 km
Obirano Miyazaki Japan Village - 64 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village - 67 km
Kami-zuru Miyazaki Japan Village - 67 km
Miyanoura Miyazaki Japan Village - 67 km
Matoba Miyazaki Japan Village - 67 km
Kobutoko Miyazaki Japan Village - 69 km
Nakasaki Miyazaki Japan Village - 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
Miyazaki KMI 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8200 35 km
Nyutabaru 79 Mil. Paved Yes 8800 45 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Uchiumi Japan 32 km
Miyazaki JPKMI Japan 37 km
Aburatsu JPABU Japan 46 km
Hosojima JPHSM Japan 71 km
Shibushi JPSBS Japan 76 km
Totoro Japan 79 km
Nobeoka JPNOB Japan 87 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Sakataniko Nichinan Sakatanigawa 1984 53 km
Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawa 1932 59 km
Tachibana Tachibana Jarogawa 1963 62 km
Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawa 1961 65 km
Nojiriko Iwase Iwasegawa 1967 65 km
Hitotsuse Hitotsuse Hitotsusegawa 1963 65 km
Onoko Ayaminami Honjogawa 1958 71 km
Dokawa Dokawa Dokawa 1955 75 km
Ouchibaru Ouchibaru Mimigawa 1956 76 km
Saigo Saigo Mimigawa 1983 82 km
Tsukabaru Tsukabaru Mimigawa 1938 92 km
Ichifusa Ichifusa Kumagawa 1959 94 km
Osumiko Takakuma Kushiragawa 1968 95 km
Nyuugashiibako Kamishiiba Mimigawa 1955 96 km

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