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: 4560000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000cfns
Inserted at: 04 Feb 2018 14:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 3.6 (CHN)

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in China ,of Taiwan (population 22,456,987) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShakeScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1197297 24.136/121.758 5.5 9.48 5.3 04 Feb 2018 14:58 00:47 (new episode)
2 0.01 1197297 24.136/121.758 5.5 9.48 5.15 04 Feb 2018 16:14 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0.01 1197297 24.14/121.756 5.5 9.9 5.4 04 Feb 2018 17:34 03:23 (upd of #2)
4 0.01 1197297 24.137/121.754 4.9 9.63 4.35 05 Feb 2018 22:33 1d 08:22 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 150000 people
Taiwan China 6.2 million people

Affected populated places

Intensity 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 - 13 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 20 km
Ao-hua I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 22 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 24 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 31 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 32 km
Lo-shao Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 33 km
Nan-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 38 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 42 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 44 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 49 km
Mi-lo Hsin-chu Taiwan Village5 - 51 km
Su-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 52 km
Sung-pai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village5 - 52 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 52 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 54 km
Tu-chang I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 57 km
Yü-lan I-lan Taiwan Village5 - 62 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 62 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 64 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 70 km
Fu-min Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 75 km
Shih-ti-ping Hua-lien Taiwan City - 78 km
Ta-lo-ma Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 81 km
Tou-cheng I-lan Taiwan City - 81 km
Pu-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village5 - 84 km
Shih-tzu-t'ou T'ai-chung Taiwan Village5 - 85 km
Sung-pu Hua-lien Taiwan Village5 - 87 km
Yu-chih Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village5 - 88 km
Hsin-tien T'ai-pei Chuan-Shih Taiwan City - 95 km
Pan-ch'iao T'ai-pei Taiwan Major city - 99 km
Taipei T'ai-pei Chuan-Shih Taiwan Capital 2.5 million people 103 km
Tao-yüan T'ao-yuan Taiwan Major city - 104 km
Chung-li T'ao-yuan Taiwan City - 106 km
Tai-chung T'ai-chung Shih Taiwan Major city - 111 km
Ho-mel Chang-hua Taiwan City - 129 km
Pei-tou Chang-hua Taiwan Village5 - 129 km
Ta-t'u-t'ou Chang-hua Taiwan Village5 - 133 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Hualien HUN 16 Civ. Paved Yes 9000
Lishan LHN unknown 0
9 0
Lung Tan 241 Civ. Paved No 3200
Sungshan TSA 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
Highway Strip 206 23 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan
Suao TWSUO Taiwan

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