M 6.1 in China on 04 Feb 2018 13:56 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: 6.1M
Depth: 11.97 Km
Lat/Lon: 24.1595 , 121.6777
Event Date: 04 Feb 2018 13:56 UTC
Exposed Population: 7260000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000cfn6
Inserted at: 04 Feb 2018 17:31 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.6 (CHN)

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1197290 0.01 04 Feb 2018 13:56 6.1M, 7.82km 5.91 4.4 million 00:19 NEIC
1197330 0.01 04 Feb 2018 13:56 6.1M, 11.97km 5.12 7.3 million 03:34 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in China , Province of Taiwan (population 22,456,987) . The nearest places are T'ieh-chia-lung-she, Hsin-ch'eng, Ta-shan, Ao-hua, Hua-lien, Lo-shao, Ch'u-yin, Jung-shu, Chi-chia-yang, Chiu-wu-t'a, and Fweng-yüan.

Radius Population
100 km 7.2 million people
75 km 780000 people
50 km 250000 people
20 km 74000 people
10 km 9700 people
5 km 3800 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 22.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
T'ieh-chia-lung-she Hua-lien Taiwan City - 4 km
Hsin-ch'eng Hua-lien Taiwan City - 6 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 16 km
Ao-hua I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 20 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 22 km
Lo-shao Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 25 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 28 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 28 km
Chi-chia-yang I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 31 km
Chiu-wu-t'a I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 32 km
Kuan-yüan Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 35 km
Nan-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 37 km
Wan-shan-t'ang Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 38 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 39 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 43 km
Mi-lo Hsin-chu Taiwan Village5 - 43 km
Sung-pai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village5 - 44 km
Chieh-hsiao-ts'un T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 44 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 46 km
Ching-kuan Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village6 - 48 km
Chien-fan Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 49 km
Tu-chang I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 51 km
Su-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 51 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 52 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 52 km
Hung-hsiang T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 52 km
A-li-shih I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 56 km
Chieh-shou-t'ing Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village6 - 57 km
Yü-lan I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 58 km
Chia-li-wan I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 60 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 61 km
Ch'ing-shan T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 61 km
Chung-hu Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 63 km
Chao-jih Hsin-chu Taiwan Village6 - 64 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 64 km
Hsiu-luan Hsin-chu Taiwan Village6 - 65 km
Chiu-hsiung-lin I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 66 km
Tzu-yüan Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village6 - 66 km
Ch'ia-la T'ao-yuan Taiwan Village6 - 66 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 68 km
Chia-fei-yüan T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 68 km
Pan-ch'iao T'ai-pei Taiwan Major city - 94 km
Hsin-chu Hsin-chu Shih Taiwan Major city - 97 km
Miao-li Miao-li Taiwan Major city - 98 km
Tao-yüan T'ao-yuan Taiwan Major city - 99 km
Taipei T'ai-pei Chuan-Shih Taiwan Capital 2.5 million people 99 km
Fweng-yüan T'ai-chung Taiwan Major city - 99 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
Hualien HUN 16 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 16 km
Lishan LHN unknown 0 48 km
9 0 64 km
Sun Moon Lake SMT unknown 0 82 km
Lung Tan 241 Civ. Paved No 3200 89 km
Pa Kuei 141 0 94 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan 19 km
Suao TWSUO Taiwan 52 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Guguan Dajiaxi 1961 68 km
Shihmen Tahan 1964 84 km
Mingteh Houlung 1970 93 km

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