M 5.5 in China on 18 Sep 2022 09:39 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 23.1987 , 121.2979
Event Date: 18 Sep 2022 09:39 UTC
18 Sep 2022 17:39 Local
Exposed Population: About 1000 people in MMI
2 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000i928
Inserted at: 18 Sep 2022 09:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.6 ()

GDACS Score

For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000i928 Scaled population (raster) 2.19  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with the regional seismic networks. ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.


Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1462719 0 18 Sep 2022 09:39 5.5M, 10km 6.85 2 thousand (in MMI>=VII) 00:19 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 (population 22,456,987) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
1700 people
40000 people
50000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1462719 23.199/121.298 5.5 10.0 6.795 18 Sep 2022 10:01 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1462719 23.199/121.298 5.5 10.0 6.795 18 Sep 2022 10:10 00:30 (upd of #1)
3 0 1462719 23.199/121.298 5.5 10.0 6.795 18 Sep 2022 11:46 02:06 (upd of #2)
4 0 1462719 23.199/121.298 5.5 10.0 6.795 19 Sep 2022 10:40 1d 01:00 (upd of #3)
5 0 1462719 23.218/121.291 5.5 10.0 6.849 25 Sep 2022 23:50 7d 14:10 (upd of #4)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Taiwan China 16000 people
Taiwan China 36000 people
Taiwan China 6.8 million people
Taiwan China 4.9 million people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Fu-li T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 6 km
Cho-ch'ing-ts'un Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 12 km
San Hsien Tai T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 10 km
Wu-shih Pi T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 11 km
Cheng-kung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 12 km
Ch'ih-shang T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 14 km
Shui-chui T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 15 km
Yü-li Hua-lien Taiwan City - 15 km
Hsin-i T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 19 km
Ch'ing-hsi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 20 km
Chia-tsou-wan Pi T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 20 km
T'ai-kao-li Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 21 km
Kuan-shan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 22 km
Tu-ho T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 25 km
San-li Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 26 km
Sung-pu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 27 km
A-hou-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 29 km
Chang-yüan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 30 km
Ta-lo-ma Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 34 km
Ta-chiang-k'ou Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 34 km
Yung-kang T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 34 km
Shih-ti-ping Hua-lien Taiwan City - 37 km
Fu-min Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 41 km
Ch'u-lu T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 44 km
Chi-hsing T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 46 km
Feng-pin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 50 km
Fu-hsing Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 51 km
Tai-tung T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 51 km
Sha-lao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 53 km
Ta-nan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 55 km
Tung-pu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 55 km
Ko-la Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 58 km
Chien-ho T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 60 km
Min-sheng-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 61 km
Nan-liao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 61 km
Chia-lu-lan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 61 km
Feng-kuang Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 62 km
Hai-shen-p'ing T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 64 km
Ta-pang Chia-i Taiwan Village - 64 km
Pao-shan-ts'un Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 65 km
Hsin-i Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 65 km
Lao-nung Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 66 km
Feng-lin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 69 km
Tun-na-tsun Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 69 km
La-chia T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 70 km
Shui-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 70 km
Ha-li-wei Chia-i Taiwan Village - 71 km
Chih-chih-ya-she Chia-i Taiwan Village - 71 km
Ming-te Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 72 km
Tai-ma T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 72 km
Ta-pu Chia-i Taiwan Village - 74 km
Lu-ku-hsiang Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 74 km
Feng-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 75 km
Pa-she-pu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 77 km
Shao-t'an-k'eng Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 79 km
Ta-jen-tung Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 81 km
Shih-pu Chia-i Taiwan Village - 83 km
T'ung-t'ou Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 83 km
Shui-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 83 km
Ch'ang-jung-ts'un P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 84 km
Ch'e-ch'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 84 km
Chia-jui-pu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 85 km
T'ien-liao Chia-i Taiwan Village - 85 km
Mei-nung Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 86 km
Shiao-Mei Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 88 km
Ku-keng Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 91 km
Chia-i Chia-i Taiwan City - 93 km
Hsin-ts'o T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 93 km
Hsiao-chung-lin P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 93 km
Tung-shan T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 94 km
Hsia-wei-liao Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 94 km
Kuo-chiang-tzu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 95 km
Tou-liu Yun-lin Taiwan Major city - 96 km
Kuo-i T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 96 km
Shui-Shan Chia-i Taiwan Village - 97 km
Yün-lin Yun-lin Taiwan City - 97 km
Chia-i Chia-i Taiwan Village - 98 km
Tung-ning P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 99 km
Ting-liao Chia-i Taiwan Village - 99 km
Kuan-t'ien T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 99 km
Hsin-wu-hsia P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Chia-Pa T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 101 km
Hsin-ying T'ai-nan Taiwan Major city - 102 km
Ping-tung P'ing-tung Taiwan Major city - 102 km
San-chieh-i T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 103 km
San-pan-t'ou Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 103 km
Tien-chung Chang-hua Taiwan City - 104 km
Hsin-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 104 km
Hsin-hua T'ai-nan Taiwan City - 104 km
Hu-wei Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 106 km
T'an-tzu-ch'ien Chia-i Taiwan Village - 106 km
She-nei T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 106 km
A-lian Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 107 km
Chao-chou P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 107 km
Ho-liao-tzu T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 107 km
T'u-k'u-chuang Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 108 km
Wan-tan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 108 km
Ta-jen-miao T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 109 km
Ma-tou T'ai-nan Taiwan City - 109 km
Pei-ch'üan Chia-i Taiwan Village - 109 km
Pei-tou Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 109 km
Pao-she-chia Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 109 km
Hsi-lo Chang-hua Taiwan City - 109 km
I-chu T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 110 km
Hsi-chou Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 110 km
Pei-chiang Yun-lin Taiwan City - 111 km
Po-tzu Chia-i Taiwan City - 112 km
Hsin-p'i P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 113 km
Ma-kuang Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 113 km
Tung-kuo T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 113 km
Hsin-chuang-li Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 113 km
Shuang-chang-pu T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 113 km
Yuan Lin Chang-hua Taiwan City - 114 km
Chia-hsien-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 75 km
Ch'ü-nu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 76 km
P'ai-wan-she P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 78 km
Chieh-ta-ts'un T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 82 km
Kuang-hsing-ts'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 82 km
Chin-lun T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 82 km
Hsin-liao Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 83 km
Shan-tzu-ting T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 85 km
Tao-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 85 km
K'o-la-p'a-yang T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 85 km
Yu-chih Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 86 km
San-ti P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 86 km
Ch'u-yin Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 86 km
Yü-ching T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 87 km
Jung-shu Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 88 km
Pei-shih-k'eng Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 88 km
Chu-wei-tzu Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 89 km
Hsia-ta-chi T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 90 km
Shui-wei Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 90 km
Pei-shih-k'eng T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 90 km
Chia-p'ing P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 91 km
Chi-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan City - 91 km
Hua-lien Hua-lien Taiwan Major city - 92 km
Pu-li Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 92 km
Shang-fan T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 93 km
Hsiao-wu-shan Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 94 km
K'ou-she-liao T'ai-nan Taiwan Village - 94 km
Shih-tzu-t'ou T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 97 km
Ta-shan Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 97 km
Ku-lou P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 99 km
Cho-chia-la T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 99 km
Ta-niao T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 99 km
Ta-p'ing-ting P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 100 km
Nan-tou Nan-t'ou Taiwan Major city - 101 km
Chung-hsing-hsin-ts'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan City - 102 km
Li-chi-li-chi-she P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 106 km
Ta-shu P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 106 km
Shih-t'ou P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 108 km
Ts'ao-t'un Nan-t'ou Taiwan Village - 108 km
Hsin-ch'eng Hua-lien Taiwan City - 109 km
Ta-p'ing T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 109 km
Ta-wu T'ai-tung Taiwan City - 110 km
T'ieh-chia-lung-she Hua-lien Taiwan City - 112 km
Lo-shao Hua-lien Taiwan Village - 113 km
Ta-pu Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 115 km
Ha-lung-t'ai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 115 km
Nei-wen P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 115 km
Shui-ti-liao P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 116 km
Sung-pai T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 118 km
I-jen P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 118 km
Chia-ho-ts'un P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 119 km
Kuei-shan Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Village - 119 km
K'o-tzu-liao Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Village - 120 km
Hsu-hai P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 120 km
Hou-ta-ts'o Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 121 km
Tai-chung T'ai-chung Shih Taiwan Major city - 123 km
Kao-hsiung Kao-hsiung Chuen-shih Taiwan Major city - 123 km
Fang-shan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 123 km
Ta-lin-pu Kao-hsiung Taiwan Village - 124 km
Chang-hua Chang-hua Taiwan Major city - 124 km
Chia-hsin P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 124 km
Hsin-chiang Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 126 km
Mu-tan P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 126 km
I-la-la-la-k'ou T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 126 km
T'ai-hsi Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 128 km
Sa-ti Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 128 km
Feng-chiang P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 128 km
Fweng-yüan T'ai-chung Taiwan Major city - 128 km
Yeh-yu T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 128 km
Chung-ch'i Yun-lin Taiwan Village - 129 km
Sha-shan Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 129 km
Wang-kung Chang-hua Taiwan Village - 130 km
Shih-kang T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 131 km
Tai-chung-hsien T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 131 km
Hung-t'on T'ai-tung Taiwan Village - 131 km
Ao-hua I-lan Taiwan Village - 133 km
Che-cheng P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 138 km
Wei-she T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 139 km
Ching-shui T'ai-chung Taiwan City - 140 km
She-liao P'ing-tung Taiwan Village - 140 km
Heng-chjun P'ing-tung Taiwan City - 144 km
Hai huang T'ai-chung Taiwan Village - 149 km
Yüan-li Miao-li Taiwan City - 152 km
I-lan I-lan Taiwan Major city - 179 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) Distance
Taitung TTT 37 Mil. Paved No 11000 47 km
Feng Nin 42 Civ. Paved Yes 7900 53 km
Green Island GNI 8 Civ. Paved No 3300 61 km
Chiayi CYI 25 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 97 km
Highway Strip 260 30 0 99 km
Pingtung North 29 Mil. Paved No 8000 100 km
Pingtung South 24 Mil. Paved Yes 7800 104 km
Kuei Jen 30 0 107 km
Highway Strip 296 298 9 0 107 km
Highway Strip 331 334 11 0 111 km
Tainan TNN 19 Mil. Paved Yes 10000 115 km
Kangshan 10 Mil. Paved No 7500 116 km
Highway Strip 206 23 0 117 km
Tso Ying 9 0 118 km
Sun Moon Lake SMT unknown 0 84 km
Hualien HUN 16 Civ. Paved Yes 9000 97 km
Lishan LHN unknown 0 117 km
Kaohsiung International KHH 9 Civ. Paved Yes 10300 119 km
Taichung TXG 112 Mil. Paved Yes 5300 127 km
Ching Chuan Kang AB 203 Mil. Paved No 12000 137 km
Hengchun HCN 13 Civ. Paved No 3500 141 km
9 0 176 km

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tai Tung Taiwan 56 km
Tai Nan Taiwan 101 km
An Ping Chiang Taiwan 119 km
Hualien TWHUN Taiwan 94 km
Kaohsiung TWKHH Taiwan 125 km
Lan Yu Island Taiwan 130 km
Taichung TWTXG Taiwan 140 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tsengwen Tsengwen 1973 78 km
Wushantou Offstream Kuantien 1930 95 km
Guguan Dajiaxi 1961 116 km

More information

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