M 5.6 in China on 18 Sep 2022 05:19 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1338206
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.1286 , 121.2723
Event Date: 18 Sep 2022 05:19 UTC
18 Sep 2022 13:19 Local
Exposed Population: About 6000 people in MMI
6 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 18 Sep 2022 05:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
3.6 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us7000i903 Scaled population (raster) 2.73  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),