M 6.1 in Japan on 09 May 2019 23:48 UTC
EQ parameters
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
10 May 2019 08:48 Local
Exposed Population: 270000 people in MMI V
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.

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, Komei, Miyazaki, Jogasaki, Niinauri, Funahiki, and Kawachi.

Radius Population
100 km 1.2 million people
75 km 800000 people
50 km 430000 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 - 36 km
Udo Miyazaki Japan Village - 38 km
Kisaki Miyazaki Japan Village - 40 km
Tachibandori Miyazaki Japan Village - 40 km
Haruguchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 41 km
Komei Miyazaki Japan Village - 42 km
Miyazaki Miyazaki Japan Major city 300000 people 42 km
Jogasaki Miyazaki Japan City - 42 km
Niinauri Miyazaki Japan Village - 44 km
Funahiki Miyazaki Japan Village - 44 km
Kokonobira Miyazaki Japan Village - 45 km
Uwae Miyazaki Japan Village - 48 km
Aburatsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 48 km
Takanabe Miyazaki Japan City 22000 people 49 km
Kurokita Miyazaki Japan Village - 49 km
Nokubi Miyazaki Japan Village - 49 km
Shimo-Tashima Miyazaki Japan Village - 49 km
Todaka Miyazaki Japan Village - 50 km
Shimo-kuranaga Miyazaki Japan Village - 51 km
Tano Miyazaki Japan Village - 51 km
Meitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 53 km
Tsuma Miyazaki Japan City - 55 km
Takaoka Miyazaki Japan City - 55 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village - 55 km
Aya Miyazaki Japan Village - 58 km
Takaj Miyazaki Japan Village - 59 km
Tsuno Miyazaki Japan Village - 59 km
Yamanokuchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 60 km
Sadowara Miyazaki Japan Village 32000 people 61 km
Hoso Miyazaki Japan Village - 62 km
Kushima Miyazaki Japan Village 21000 people 64 km
Mimitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 65 km
Obirano Miyazaki Japan Village - 67 km
Miyanoura Miyazaki Japan Village - 68 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village - 68 km
Kawachi Miyazaki Japan Village - 68 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 39 km
Nyutabaru 79 Mil. Paved Yes 8800 50 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Uchiumi Japan 35 km
Miyazaki JPKMI Japan 41 km
Aburatsu JPABU Japan 48 km
Hosojima JPHSM Japan 75 km
Shibushi JPSBS Japan 78 km
Totoro Japan 82 km
Nobeoka JPNOB Japan 90 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Sakataniko Nichinan Sakatanigawa 1984 57 km
Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawa 1932 64 km
Tachibana Tachibana Jarogawa 1963 67 km
Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawa 1961 69 km
Nojiriko Iwase Iwasegawa 1967 69 km
Hitotsuse Hitotsuse Hitotsusegawa 1963 70 km
Onoko Ayaminami Honjogawa 1958 76 km
Dokawa Dokawa Dokawa 1955 79 km
Ouchibaru Ouchibaru Mimigawa 1956 80 km
Saigo Saigo Mimigawa 1983 86 km
Tsukabaru Tsukabaru Mimigawa 1938 96 km
Osumiko Takakuma Kushiragawa 1968 98 km
Ichifusa Ichifusa Kumagawa 1959 99 km

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