M 4.6 in China on 14 Jan 2019 10:54 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 4.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 21.3373 , 101.7416
Event Date: 14 Jan 2019 10:54 UTC
Exposed Population: 790000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j3qb
Inserted at: 14 Jan 2019 14:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.4 (Myanmar)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Myanmar= 6.4; Laos= 6.2; China= 3.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j3qb Scaled population (vector) 6.08  
  C1 earthquake 0.89  
  C2 earthquake -0.28  
  Country Vulnerability -0.47  
  INFORM_normalised 1.15  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244937 0 14 Jan 2019 10:54 4.6M, 10km N/A 800 thousand 03:08 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 China , Province of Yunnan (population 40,970,460) . The nearest places are Chuchaluong, Ban Laosen, Mengla, Ban Mang, Ban Tintôk, Ban Naluang, Tao Louck, Bun Tai, Muang Ay, Ban Sene Luang Keo, and Chang Tong.

Radius Population
100 km 790000 people
75 km 560000 people
50 km 310000 people
20 km 54000 people
10 km 15000 people
5 km 2900 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Yunnan China 40.9 million people
Phongsali Laos 160000 people
Oudomxai Laos 320000 people
Louang Namtha Laos 120000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chuchaluong Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 13 km
Ban Laosen Phongsaly Laos Village6 - 15 km
Mengla Yunnan China Village6 - 22 km
Ban Mang Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 23 km
Ban Tintôk Louang Namtha Laos Village5 - 25 km
Ban Naluang Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 25 km
Tao Louck Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 27 km
Bun Tai Phongsaly Laos Village4 - 28 km
Muang Ay Oudomxay Laos Village5 - 31 km
Ban Sene Luang Keo Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 32 km
Ban Ai One Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 35 km
Tu Ché Phongsaly Laos Village6 - 35 km
Tet Tê Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 36 km
Ban Sènkham Oudomxay Laos Village6 - 36 km
Boun Neua Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 38 km
Hôi Khung Phongsaly Laos Village6 - 42 km
Ban Houalouang Louang Namtha Laos Village5 - 43 km
Ban Moc Quang Phongsaly Laos Village6 - 45 km
Meng-pan Yunnan China Village5 - 45 km
Mengman Yunnan China Village5 - 45 km
Sen Say Oudomxay Laos Village5 - 46 km
Bo Kong Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 47 km
Ban Nam Sé Oudomxay Laos Village5 - 47 km
Meng-ni Yunnan China Village5 - 47 km
Meng-p eng Yunnan China Village5 - 47 km
Yaoqu Yunnan China Village6 - 48 km
Ban Kôkphao Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 50 km
A Cha Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 50 km
Ban Houaymout Kha Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 51 km
Ban A Sing Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 51 km
Ô Ma Na Na Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 52 km
Ban Lacha Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 53 km
Mamushu Yunnan China Village6 - 55 km
Cha Kham Sen Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 55 km
Ban Kha Pou Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 56 km
Ban Hatpot Oudomxay Laos Village6 - 56 km
Muang Luong Nam Tha Louang Namtha Laos Village5 - 56 km
Ngay Nua Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 57 km
Mengyuan Yunnan China Village6 - 57 km
Ban Batha Phongsaly Laos Village6 - 57 km
Ban Laxa-Boxun Oudomxay Laos Village5 - 58 km
Ban Khapousa Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 59 km
Hat Nang Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 61 km
Fong Sec Phongsaly Laos Village6 - 61 km
Ban Kounglang Oudomxay Laos Village6 - 62 km
Ban Na Hé Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 62 km
P'u Cô Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 63 km
Ban Oua Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 63 km
Muang Sing Louang Namtha Laos Village5 17000 people 63 km
Ban Khana Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 64 km
Fong Sali Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 65 km
Hat Kha Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 65 km
Ya Kao Chai Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 65 km
Taxoum Oudomxay Laos Village5 - 66 km
Ban Hé Louang Namtha Laos Village6 - 67 km
Ban Co Noi Oudomxay Laos Village6 - 67 km
Houay Sang Nin Phongsaly Laos Village5 - 67 km
Meng-Him Yunnan China Village6 - 68 km
Ban Mau Shan Myanmar Village6 - 68 km
Ban Ka Lang Khouang Oudomxay Laos Village6 - 69 km
Chang Tong Phongsaly Laos 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
Mengla 701 0 22 km
Boun Neua 925 0 37 km
Luang Namtha LXG 600 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 54 km
Muong Sai UON unknown 0 64 km
Muong Xai ODY 630 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 77 km

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