M 5.5 in China on 04 Feb 2018 14:10 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: 5.5M
Depth: 9.48 Km
Lat/Lon: 24.1355 , 121.7578
Event Date: 04 Feb 2018 14:10 UTC
Exposed Population: 3170000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000cfns
Inserted at: 04 Feb 2018 14:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.6 (CHN)

Gdacs Score

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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
1197297 0.01 04 Feb 2018 14:10 5.5M, 9.48km 4.35 3.2 million 00:46 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, Ch'u-yin, Jung-shu, Lo-shao, Chiu-wu-t'a, Chi-chia-yang, and Pan-ch'iao.

Radius Population
100 km 3 million people
75 km 700000 people
50 km 240000 people
20 km 55000 people
10 km 1300 people
5 km no people
2 km no 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 - 12 km
Hsin-ch'eng Hua-lien Taiwan City - 12 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 19 km
Ao-hua I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 23 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 23 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 30 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 31 km
Lo-shao Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 33 km
Chiu-wu-t'a I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 36 km
Chi-chia-yang I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 37 km
Nan-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 38 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 41 km
Kuan-yüan Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 43 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 43 km
Wan-shan-t'ang Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 44 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 48 km
Mi-lo Hsin-chu Taiwan Village5 - 50 km
Sung-pai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village5 - 51 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 52 km
Chieh-hsiao-ts'un T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 52 km
Chien-fan Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 52 km
Su-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 52 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 53 km
Ching-kuan Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village6 - 54 km
Tu-chang I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 57 km
Hung-hsiang T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 59 km
A-li-shih I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 60 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 61 km
Chia-li-wan I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 62 km
Yü-lan I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 62 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 64 km
Chieh-shou-t'ing Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village6 - 64 km
Chung-hu Hua-lien Taiwan Village6 - 65 km
Ch'ing-shan T'ai-chung Taiwan Village6 - 69 km
Chiu-hsiung-lin I-lan Taiwan Village6 - 70 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 70 km
Pan-ch'iao T'ai-pei 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 18 km
Lishan LHN unknown 0 56 km
9 0 67 km
Sun Moon Lake SMT unknown 0 87 km
Lung Tan 241 Civ. Paved No 3200 96 km
Pa Kuei 141 0 100 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan 20 km
Suao TWSUO Taiwan 53 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Guguan Dajiaxi 1961 75 km
Shihmen Tahan 1964 91 km

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