M 4.6 in China on 14 Jan 2019 13:49 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 30.3 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.2668 , 77.2486
Event Date: 14 Jan 2019 13:49 UTC
Exposed Population: 370000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000j3rd
Inserted at: 14 Jan 2019 14:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.5 (Kyrgyzstan)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Kyrgyzstan= 4.5; China= 3.6


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000j3rd Scaled population (vector) 5.42  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -0.25  
  INFORM_normalised 0.93  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244941 0 14 Jan 2019 13:49 4.6M, 30.3km N/A 370 thousand 00:29 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 , Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (population 16,794,560) . The nearest places are Kiziltaw, Jih-mu-pi-li, Ya-to-pi, Ha-erh-chün, A-ko-to, Xekar, Batmanak, Sugun, Ya-te-pa, Karabulak, and Akongkür.

Radius Population
100 km 370000 people
75 km 140000 people
50 km 38000 people
20 km 13000 people
10 km 6500 people
5 km 1300 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Xinjiang China 16.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kiziltaw Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 7 km
Jih-mu-pi-li Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 8 km
Ya-to-pi Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 10 km
Ha-erh-chün Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 28 km
A-ko-to Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 41 km
Xekar Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 47 km
Batmanak Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 56 km
Sugun Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 58 km
Ya-te-pa Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village5 - 63 km
Karabulak Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 64 km
Akongkür Xinjiang (Sinkiang) China Village6 - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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