M 6.3 in Japan on 08 Jan 2019 12:39 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: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 30.5926 , 131.0371
Event Date: 08 Jan 2019 12:39 UTC
Exposed Population: 290000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j1d4
Inserted at: 08 Jan 2019 13:00 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
us2000j1d4 Scaled population (vector) 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.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244250 0 08 Jan 2019 12:39 6.3M, 35km 3.888 300 thousand 0m (at 00:00) 00:20 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* 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 , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The nearest places are Tachiyama, Ono, Ikenohira, Anjo, Mampa, Jurokuban, Nijuban, Furuta, Masuda, Jusamban, and Yudomari.

Radius Population
100 km 310000 people
75 km 61000 people
50 km 35000 people
20 km 23000 people
10 km 3400 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tachiyama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 1 km
Ono Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 3 km
Ikenohira Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 4 km
Anjo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 4 km
Mampa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 5 km
Jurokuban Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 7 km
Nijuban Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 7 km
Furuta Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Masuda Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Jusamban Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Hiramatsu Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 8 km
Azako Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 9 km
Makigawa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 10 km
Takenokawa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 10 km
Nakayama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 10 km
Hamatsuwaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 10 km
Yakenota Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 10 km
Odaira Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 11 km
Kurazami Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 11 km
Fukagawa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 11 km
Sumiyoshi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 12 km
Shoiiura Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 12 km
Komakino Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 13 km
Anno Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 13 km
Takeyano Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 13 km
Noma Kagoshima Japan Village4 - 14 km
Onasu Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 14 km
Nishinoomote Kagoshima Japan Village4 17000 people 14 km
Guniwa Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 15 km
Mitariyama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 15 km
Yokoyama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 15 km
Miza Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 16 km
Kerisaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 17 km
Iseki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 18 km
Sakai Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 18 km
Osaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 19 km
Yanagihara Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 19 km
Hamada Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 20 km
Hirayama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 21 km
Kunikami Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 22 km
Hirota Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 22 km
Kunigami Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 23 km
Minato Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 23 km
Takabo Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 23 km
Osaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 24 km
Hayama Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 25 km
Kaminaka Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 26 km
Shimama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 26 km
Ushino Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 27 km
Takesaki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 28 km
Shimonaka Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 29 km
Nishino Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 31 km
Shimo-Nishime Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 33 km
Funayuki Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 49 km
Ambo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 50 km
Miyanoura Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 52 km
Nakamura Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 58 km
Tomai Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 58 km
Mugyu Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 59 km
Haro Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 59 km
Onoaida Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 63 km
Izashiki Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 63 km
Kojima Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 65 km
Hirauchi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 65 km
Nagata Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 66 km
Higashi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 68 km
Yudomari Kagoshima Japan Village6 - 69 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
Tanegashima TNE 97 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 12 km
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0 22 km
Yakushima KUM 37 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 45 km
Kanoya 65 Civ. Paved Yes 7300 87 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yamagawa Japan 77 km
Shibushi JPSBS Japan 95 km
Kiire JPKII Japan 98 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Saikyo Saikyo Matanobugawa 1984 18 km

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