M 5.6 in Laos on 08 Sep 2018 02:31 UTC
EQ parameters
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: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.3319 , 101.5523
Event Date: 08 Sep 2018 02:31 UTC
Exposed Population: 2220000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000hat7
Inserted at: 08 Sep 2018 02:49 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.2 (Laos)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Laos= 6.2; China= 3.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000hat7 Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.13  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1227465 0 08 Sep 2018 02:31 5.6M, 10km 5.93 2.2 million 00:17 NEIC
* 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 Tung-kuan-shao, Mo-chiang, Yutang, Tongguan, Jiulian, Bixi, Longtan, Jingxing, Baitu, Man-lo, and Tianba.

Radius Population
100 km 2.2 million people
75 km 1.1 million people
50 km 460000 people
20 km 200000 people
10 km 8900 people
5 km 1200 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Yunnan China 40.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tung-kuan-shao Yunnan China City - 17 km
Mo-chiang Yunnan China City - 18 km
Yutang Yunnan China Village6 - 18 km
Tongguan Yunnan China Village6 - 19 km
Jiulian Yunnan China Village6 - 21 km
Bixi Yunnan China Village6 - 23 km
Longtan Yunnan China Village6 - 24 km
Jingxing Yunnan China Village6 - 25 km
Baitu Yunnan China Village6 - 28 km
Man-lo Yunnan China Village5 - 29 km
Shengli Yunnan China Village6 - 33 km
Diansuotang Yunnan China Village6 - 38 km
Wenhua Yunnan China Village6 - 38 km
Pa-li-tsun Yunnan China Village5 - 39 km
Dugui Yunnan China Village6 - 39 km
Shang-t'ang Yunnan China Village5 - 42 km
Dima Yunnan China Village6 - 43 km
Mo-hei-ching Yunnan China City - 44 km
Manmujie Yunnan China Village6 - 44 km
Manijie Yunnan China Village5 - 45 km
Man-lien Yunnan China Village5 - 48 km
Pingzhang Yunnan China Village6 - 52 km
Y√ľan-chiang Yunnan China City - 53 km
Lao-ma-chai Yunnan China Village5 - 54 km
Yangjie Yunnan China Village6 - 54 km
Tuantian Yunnan China Village6 - 58 km
Hsien-ho Yunnan China Village6 - 58 km
Mangu Yunnan China Village6 - 58 km
Hsin-fu Yunnan China City - 59 km
Pu-erh Yunnan China City - 59 km
Nandu Yunnan China Village6 - 60 km
Shigaojing Yunnan China Village6 - 60 km
Ganzhuang Yunnan China Village6 - 62 km
Jiaqi Yunnan China Village6 - 64 km
Ta-ching Yunnan China Village5 - 64 km
Niukong Yunnan China Village6 - 68 km
Ching-ling-chang Yunnan China Village6 - 69 km
Tianba Yunnan China Village6 - 70 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
Simao SYM unknown 0 85 km
Simao North 1303 0 85 km

More information

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