M 4.9 in North Korea on 12 Feb 2013 02:57 UTC
EQ parameters
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.

Updated: this report is based on episode 1.

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 1 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.2989 , 129.081
Event Date: 12 Feb 2013 02:57 UTC
12 Feb 2013 11:57 Local
Exposed Population:
2340000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC usc000f5t0
Inserted at: 12 Feb 2013 03:12 UTC

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 1
usc000f5t0 Scaled population (vector) n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
122640 1 12 Feb 2013 02:57 4.9M, 1km N/A 2.3 million 00:14 NEIC
122643 1 12 Feb 2013 02:57 5.1M, 1km N/A 2.5 million 01:45 NEIC
122656 1 12 Feb 2013 02:57 5.1M, 0km N/A 2.3 million 17:49 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 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of , Province of Hamgyong-bukto (population 2,284,713) . The nearest places are Chik-tong, Komunjik, Anjik-kol, Hwangt'oam, Sumunnae, Yonha-dong, Samp'o-dong, Ch'ondok-kol, Hapsu, Namyang-dong, and Ch'angp'yong-ni.

Radius Population
100 km 2.2 million people
75 km 1 million people
50 km 340000 people
20 km 7900 people
10 km 2500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Hamgyong-bukto Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 2.2 million people
Yanggang-do Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 710000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chik-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 6 km
Komunjik Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 17 km
Anjik-kol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 17 km
Hwangt'oam Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 19 km
Sumunnae Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 20 km
Yonha-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 24 km
Samp'o-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 24 km
Ch'ondok-kol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 25 km
Hapsu Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 26 km
Namyang-dong Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 27 km
Imyonsu-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 27 km
Mansin-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 28 km
K'unhwayang-gol Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 32 km
Sinjonsu Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 32 km
Changp'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 34 km
Irhyang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 34 km
Sollyong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 34 km
Maengyang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 36 km
Myongchon Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 37 km
Engando Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 37 km
Chaengmyonggok Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 37 km
Sinbokchang Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 38 km
Sagumgwang Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 39 km
Kwanmo-ri Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 40 km
Chaegung-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 40 km
Daimon-do Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 41 km
Changdok Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 41 km
Namhaso Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 41 km
Hwanggok-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 42 km
Hwajon-dong Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 43 km
Kilchu Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village 62000 people 44 km
Chungch'op'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 46 km
Madangmul Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 46 km
Namsong-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 47 km
Sangnyong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 47 km
Ch'angp'yong-dong Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 48 km
Chonjang Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 49 km
Hoemun Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village 11000 people 49 km
Chak-kol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 50 km
Habongp'a Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 50 km
Pogal-li Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 51 km
Olchong-ni Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 51 km
Kyongsong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 51 km
Naktong-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 51 km
Josohei Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 51 km
Andol-li Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 54 km
Osang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 54 km
Chang-gol Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 54 km
Taep'yong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 55 km
Chinsadorigi Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 56 km
Chagundojang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 56 km
Namdae-ri Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 56 km
Ch'asamdong-T'ap-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 56 km
Munnae Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 56 km
Changdong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 57 km
Odaejin-nodongjagu Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 57 km
Yosu-ri Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 59 km
Soksu-ri Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 59 km
Chungsal-li Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 59 km
Nojok-tong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 60 km
Ch'oso-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 60 km
Sungam-ni Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 61 km
Yanghung-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 61 km
Hwadong-ni Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 62 km
Sunam-ch'on Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 62 km
Hwadae Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 63 km
Chungsan-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 63 km
Ayang-dong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 63 km
Chungch'angp'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 64 km
Taeosich'ol-lodongjagu Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 64 km
Immyong-ni Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 65 km
Nanam Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village 33000 people 66 km
Sajip'yong Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 66 km
Puyol-li Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 66 km
P'yong-ch'on Hamgyong-bukto Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 66 km
Chunghungsang-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 67 km
Ummandai Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 68 km
Pota-ri Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 69 km
Sinsong-ni Yanggang-do Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 69 km
Tohwasu Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea Village - 70 km
Ch'angp'yong-ni Hamgyong-namdo Democratic People's Republic of Korea 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
Kuktong 61 0 40 km
Orang 40 0 47 km
Kilchu Highway Strip 76 0 48 km
Kyongsong 12 0 52 km
Paegam 994 0 73 km
Chongjin 9 0 75 km
Hyesan 997 0 75 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Odaejin North Korea 58 km
Chungjin KPCHO North Korea 67 km
Chongjin KPCHO North Korea 72 km
Kimchaek North Korea 73 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mayang Songchonsu 1943 90 km

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