M 5.6 in Japan on 09 May 2019 22:43 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: 5.6M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 31.809 , 131.8732
Event Date: 09 May 2019 22:43 UTC
10 May 2019 07:43 Local
Exposed Population: 780000 people in MMI>=IV
1210000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003j3g
Inserted at: 13 May 2019 03:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003j3g 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
1259661 0 09 May 2019 22:43 5.6M, 35km 4.06 1.2 million 3d 05:05 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 ,of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1259661 31.809/131.873 5.6 35.0 3.839 09 May 2019 23:04 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1259661 31.809/131.873 5.6 35.0 3.949 09 May 2019 23:59 01:16 (upd of #1)
3 0 1259661 31.809/131.873 5.6 35.0 3.949 10 May 2019 00:48 02:04 (upd of #2)
4 0 1259661 31.809/131.873 5.6 35.0 3.949 10 May 2019 22:47 1d 00:04 (upd of #3)
5 0 1259661 31.799/131.87 5.7 22.0 4.058 13 May 2019 03:48 3d 05:05 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 720000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Oryuzako Miyazaki Japan Village - 39 km
Udo Miyazaki Japan Village - 41 km
Tachibandori Miyazaki Japan Village - 42 km
Haruguchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 42 km
Kisaki Miyazaki Japan Village - 42 km
Miyazaki Miyazaki Japan Major city 300000 people 44 km
Jogasaki Miyazaki Japan City - 44 km
Niinauri Miyazaki Japan Village - 45 km
Komei Miyazaki Japan Village - 46 km
Funahiki Miyazaki Japan Village - 47 km
Uwae Miyazaki Japan Village - 47 km
Kokonobira Miyazaki Japan Village - 48 km
Takanabe Miyazaki Japan City 22000 people 48 km
Shimo-Tashima Miyazaki Japan Village - 49 km
Nokubi Miyazaki Japan Village - 50 km
Aburatsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 52 km
Kurokita Miyazaki Japan Village - 52 km
Shimo-kuranaga Miyazaki Japan Village - 53 km
Tano Miyazaki Japan Village - 54 km
Todaka Miyazaki Japan Village - 54 km
Tsuma Miyazaki Japan City - 55 km
Meitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 57 km
Honjo Miyazaki Japan Village - 57 km
Takaoka Miyazaki Japan City - 57 km
Tsuno Miyazaki Japan Village - 57 km
Takaj Miyazaki Japan Village - 58 km
Aya Miyazaki Japan Village - 59 km
Hoso Miyazaki Japan Village - 61 km
Sadowara Miyazaki Japan Village 32000 people 62 km
Mimitsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 63 km
Yamanokuchi Miyazaki Japan Village - 63 km
Kawachi 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

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
Hosojima JPHSM Japan

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Sakataniko Nichinan Sakatanigawa 1984
Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawadaini Oyodogawa 1932
Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawa 1961
Nojiriko Iwase Iwasegawa 1967

More information

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