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) 3.07 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.

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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 ,of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
11000 people
19000 people
8100 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1244250 30.593/131.037 6.3 35.0 4.579 08 Jan 2019 13:02 00:22 (new episode)
2 0 1244250 30.593/131.037 6.3 35.0 3.888 08 Jan 2019 14:42 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1244250 30.593/131.037 6.3 35.0 3.888 09 Jan 2019 12:42 1d 00:02 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 11000 people
Kyushu Japan 18000 people
Kyushu Japan 7600 people
Kyushu Japan 39000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Anjo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 6 km
Noma Kagoshima Japan Village4 - 11 km
Sumiyoshi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 12 km
Nishinoomote Kagoshima Japan Village4 17000 people 16 km
Hirayama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 19 km
Shimama Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 24 km
Kunigami Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 24 km
Ambo Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 47 km
Miyanoura Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 50 km
Haro Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 56 km
Tomai Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 59 km
Nakamura Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 59 km
Hirauchi Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 63 km
Izashiki Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 64 km
Kurio Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 68 km
Baba Kagoshima Japan Village5 - 71 km
O-nejime Kagoshima Japan City - 75 km
Yamagawa Kagoshima Japan Village4 - 77 km

see full list


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)
Tanegashima TNE 97 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0
Yakushima KUM 37 Civ. Paved Yes 4900

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Yamagawa Japan

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Saikyo Saikyo Matanobugawa 1984

More information

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