Forest Fire (5774 ha) in Republic of Korea 04 Mar 2022

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1004457
Countries: Republic of Korea
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Mar 2022 - 08 Mar 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 365 in the burned area
Burned area: 5774 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 365 5255 06 Mar 2022 04:01 GWIS
2 0.5 365 5774 07 Mar 2022 04:01 GWIS
3 0.5 365 5821 08 Mar 2022 04:01 GWIS
4 0.5 365 5875 09 Mar 2022 04:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Republic of Korea , Province of Kangwon-do (population 1,580,430) . The nearest places are Gangneung, and Yeongweol.

Radius Population
10 km 110000 people
5 km 73000 people
2 km 31000 people
1 km 17000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 19380 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 28 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kangwon-do Republic of Korea 1.6 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Gangneung Kang-Won-Do Republic of Korea City - 26 km
Yeongweol Kang-Won-Do Republic of Korea City 26000 people 65 km

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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
Samchok SUK unknown 0 14 km
R 430 2 0 22 km
Gangneung KAG 11 Mil. Paved Yes 8900 24 km
R 417 525 0 43 km
R 418 283 0 63 km
Yangyang International 73 Mil. Paved No 3600 65 km
Seolak SHO 28 Mil. Paved Yes 5100 76 km
R 420 274 0 78 km
R 605 291 0 85 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Mukho KRMUK South Korea 6 km
Tonghae KRTGH South Korea 11 km
Ulchin South Korea 73 km
Sokcho Hang South Korea 82 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Toam Song -99 30 km
Munam Chonan 1977 94 km

Nuclear plants

Name Country Reactors Distance
ULCHIN REPUBLIC OF KOREA 6 59 km

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