M 5.5 in China on 14 Aug 2022 08:20 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: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 33.1554 , 92.8196
Event Date: 14 Aug 2022 08:20 UTC
14 Aug 2022 16:20 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI VII
Few people affected (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us6000iaqi
Inserted at: 16 Aug 2022 06:11 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.6 (China)


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000iaqi Scaled population (vector) 0.6  
  C1 shakemap -0.37  
  C2 shakemap 0.76  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1456804 0 14 Aug 2022 08:20 5.5M, 10km 6.66 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 1d 21:51 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 Qinghai (population 4,938,862) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
<1000 people
2800 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1456804 33.155/92.82 5.5 10.0 6.771 14 Aug 2022 13:12 04:52 (new episode)
2 0 1456804 33.155/92.82 5.5 10.0 6.771 16 Aug 2022 04:54 1d 20:34 (upd of #1)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Qinghai China no people
Qinghai China no people
Qinghai China <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance

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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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