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
08 Jan 2019 21:39 Local
Exposed Population: About 11000 people in MMI VII
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

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000j1d4 Scaled population (vector) 0 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.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1244250 0 08 Jan 2019 12:39 6.3M, 35km 3.89 300 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 episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 , Region of Kyushu (population 13,296,000) . The nearest places are Tachiyama, Ono, Ikenohira, Anjo, Mampa, Jurokuban, Nijuban, Furuta, Masuda, Jusamban, and Yudomari.

Radius Population
100 km 310000 people
75 km 61000 people
50 km 35000 people
20 km 23000 people
10 km 3400 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kyushu Japan 13.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tachiyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 1 km
Ono Kagoshima Japan Village - 3 km
Ikenohira Kagoshima Japan Village - 4 km
Anjo Kagoshima Japan Village - 4 km
Mampa Kagoshima Japan Village - 5 km
Jurokuban Kagoshima Japan Village - 7 km
Nijuban Kagoshima Japan Village - 7 km
Furuta Kagoshima Japan Village - 8 km
Masuda Kagoshima Japan Village - 8 km
Jusamban Kagoshima Japan Village - 8 km
Hiramatsu Kagoshima Japan Village - 8 km
Azako Kagoshima Japan Village - 9 km
Makigawa Kagoshima Japan Village - 10 km
Takenokawa Kagoshima Japan Village - 10 km
Nakayama Kagoshima Japan Village - 10 km
Hamatsuwaki Kagoshima Japan Village - 10 km
Yakenota Kagoshima Japan Village - 10 km
Odaira Kagoshima Japan Village - 11 km
Kurazami Kagoshima Japan Village - 11 km
Fukagawa Kagoshima Japan Village - 11 km
Sumiyoshi Kagoshima Japan Village - 12 km
Shoiiura Kagoshima Japan Village - 12 km
Komakino Kagoshima Japan Village - 13 km
Anno Kagoshima Japan Village - 13 km
Takeyano Kagoshima Japan Village - 13 km
Noma Kagoshima Japan Village - 14 km
Onasu Kagoshima Japan Village - 14 km
Nishinoomote Kagoshima Japan Village 17000 people 14 km
Guniwa Kagoshima Japan Village - 15 km
Mitariyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 15 km
Yokoyama Kagoshima Japan Village - 15 km
Miza Kagoshima Japan Village - 16 km
Kerisaki Kagoshima Japan Village - 17 km
Iseki Kagoshima Japan Village - 18 km
Sakai Kagoshima Japan Village - 18 km
Osaki Kagoshima Japan Village - 19 km
Yanagihara Kagoshima Japan Village - 19 km
Hamada Kagoshima Japan Village - 20 km
Hirayama Kagoshima Japan Village - 21 km
Kunikami Kagoshima Japan Village - 22 km
Hirota Kagoshima Japan Village - 22 km
Kunigami Kagoshima Japan Village - 23 km
Minato Kagoshima Japan Village - 23 km
Takabo Kagoshima Japan Village - 23 km
Osaki Kagoshima Japan Village - 24 km
Hayama Kagoshima Japan Village - 25 km
Kaminaka Kagoshima Japan Village - 26 km
Shimama Kagoshima Japan Village - 26 km
Ushino Kagoshima Japan Village - 27 km
Takesaki Kagoshima Japan Village - 28 km
Shimonaka Kagoshima Japan Village - 29 km
Nishino Kagoshima Japan Village - 31 km
Shimo-Nishime Kagoshima Japan Village - 33 km
Funayuki Kagoshima Japan Village - 49 km
Ambo Kagoshima Japan Village - 50 km
Miyanoura Kagoshima Japan Village - 52 km
Nakamura Kagoshima Japan Village - 58 km
Tomai Kagoshima Japan Village - 58 km
Mugyu Kagoshima Japan Village - 59 km
Haro Kagoshima Japan Village - 59 km
Onoaida Kagoshima Japan Village - 63 km
Izashiki Kagoshima Japan Village - 63 km
Kojima Kagoshima Japan Village - 65 km
Hirauchi Kagoshima Japan Village - 65 km
Nagata Kagoshima Japan Village - 66 km
Higashi Kagoshima Japan Village - 68 km
Yudomari Kagoshima Japan Village - 69 km

see full list

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
Tanegashima TNE 97 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 12 km
Nishinoomote IIN unknown 0 22 km
Yakushima KUM 37 Civ. Paved Yes 4900 45 km
Kanoya 65 Civ. Paved Yes 7300 87 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Yamagawa Japan 77 km
Shibushi JPSBS Japan 95 km
Kiire JPKII Japan 98 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Saikyo Saikyo Matanobugawa 1984 18 km

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.