M 6.3 in Taiwan Region on 09 May 2022 06:23 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: 27.02 Km
Lat/Lon: 24.0222 , 122.5011
Event Date: 09 May 2022 06:23 UTC
09 May 2022 14:23 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI V
300 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000h82f
Inserted at: 09 May 2022 06:44 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000h82f 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 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1442367 0 09 May 2022 06:23 6.3M, 27.02km 4.67 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 0m (at 00:00) 00:21 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 China ,of Taiwan. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1442367 24.022/122.501 6.3 27.0 4.817 09 May 2022 06:48 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1442367 24.022/122.501 6.3 27.0 4.817 09 May 2022 06:56 00:33 (upd of #1)
3 0 1442367 24.022/122.501 6.3 27.0 4.899 09 May 2022 08:29 02:06 (upd of #2)
4 0 1442367 24.022/122.501 6.3 27.0 4.899 10 May 2022 06:40 1d 00:17 (upd of #3)
5 0 1442367 24.022/122.501 6.3 27.0 4.673 10 May 2022 16:40 1d 10:17 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 2.4 million people
Okinawa Japan 47000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kubura Okinawa Japan Village - 66 km
Ao-hua I-lan Taiwan Village - 86 km
Nan-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 87 km
T'ieh-chia-lung-she Hua-lien Taiwan City - 89 km
Hsin-ch'eng Hua-lien Taiwan City - 89 km
Su-ao I-lan Taiwan City - 92 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 92 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 93 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 99 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 100 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 102 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 104 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 105 km
Lo-shao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 110 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 110 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 111 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 113 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 113 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 115 km
Tou-cheng I-lan Taiwan City - 117 km
Yü-lan I-lan Taiwan Village - 118 km
Shih-ti-ping Hua-lien Taiwan City - 119 km
Tu-chang I-lan Taiwan Village - 121 km
Ta-chiang-k'ou Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 121 km
Mi-lo Hsin-chu Taiwan Village - 123 km
Chang-yüan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 125 km
Sung-pai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 129 km
Shuang-hsi T'ai-pei Taiwan Village - 129 km
Shirabaramitake Okinawa Japan Village - 129 km
Hoshitate Okinawa Japan Village - 134 km
Honai Okinawa Japan Village - 137 km
Toyohara Okinawa Japan Village - 141 km
Taipei T'ai-pei Chuan-Shih Taiwan Capital 2.5 million people 151 km
Tao-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 155 km
Agarisuji Okinawa Japan Village - 156 km
Ha-lung-t'ai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 156 km
Ishigaki Okinawa Japan City 45000 people 172 km
Fubai Okinawa Japan Village - 179 km
Shirafu Okinawa Japan Village - 180 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)
Yonaguni OGN 21 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Hualien HUN 16 Civ. Paved Yes 9000
9 0
Hateruma HTR unknown 0
Lishan LHN unknown 0
Iriomote Jima 12 0
Sungshan TSA 6 Civ. Paved Yes 8500
Ishigaki ISG 26 Civ. Paved Yes 4900

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan
Suao TWSUO Taiwan
Irionote Island Japan
Ishigaki Japan
Ishigaki Island Japan

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Guguan Dajiaxi 1961
Nagura Nagura Naguragawa 1996
Maezato Maezato Miyaragawa 1982
Sokobaru Sokobaru Sokobarugawa 1992

Nuclear plants

Intensity Name Country Reactors
LUNG-MEI TAIWAN 2

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