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.

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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 ,of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
540000 people
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1259671 31.804/131.803 6.3 24.0 5.416 10 May 2019 00:17 00:29 (new episode)
2 0 1259696 31.804/131.803 6.3 24.0 5.416 10 May 2019 01:35 01:47 (new episode)
3 0 1259696 31.78/131.846 6.1 23.0 4.918 10 May 2019 01:40 01:51 (upd of #2)
4 0 1259696 31.78/131.846 6.1 23.0 4.918 10 May 2019 01:53 02:05 (upd of #3)
5 0 1259696 31.782/131.854 6.1 23.0 4.88 10 May 2019 03:14 03:25 (upd of #4)
6 0 1259696 31.782/131.854 6.1 23.0 4.88 10 May 2019 23:53 1d 00:04 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 530000 people
Kyushu Japan 330000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity 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
Aburatsu Miyazaki Japan Village - 46 km
Shimo-kuranaga Miyazaki Japan Village - 46 km
Tano Miyazaki Japan Village - 47 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
Kurokita Miyazaki Japan Village - 45 km
Todaka Miyazaki Japan Village - 48 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
Miyanoura Miyazaki Japan Village - 67 km
Miyakonojo Miyazaki Japan City 120000 people 70 km
Sueyoshi Kagoshima Japan City 19000 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)
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
Tachibana Tachibana Jarogawa 1963
Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawadaiichi Oyodogawa 1961
Nojiriko Iwase Iwasegawa 1967

More information

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