M 5.9 in China on 20 Jun 2022 01:05 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 1327335
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 8 Km
Lat/Lon: 23.6497 , 121.4839
Event Date: 20 Jun 2022 01:05 UTC
20 Jun 2022 09:05 Local
Exposed Population: About 10000 people in MMI
10 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 20 Jun 2022 05:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
3.6 ()

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.3
us7000him8 Scaled population (vector) 3.02  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
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Taiwan - Earthquake (ECHO 20 Jun 2022)Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:29

  • An earthquake of 5.9 M at a depth of 8 km occurred in eastern Taiwan on 20 June at 1.05 UTC (9.05 local time). The epicentre was located inland approximately 5 km west of the coast and 36 km south of Hualien City (Hualien County, a sparsely populated area of the island ). An aftershock of 5.2 M at a depth of 10 km was recorded in the area at 1.39 UTC (9.39 local time).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that, for the main event, up to 18,000 people were exposed to very strong and up to 45,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media, there are no immediate report of any casualties or damage.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (50), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),