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M 5.5 in Myanmar on 07 Jan 2018 06:47 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.5 M
  • Depth: 22.77 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000c1my
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 24.7561, 94.9132
  • Time (UTC): 07 Jan 2018 06:47:14
  • Time (ECT): 07 Jan 2018 07:47:14
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 6.4 (MMR)
  • INFORM Coping capacity of the affected countries: MMR= 6.4; IND= 4.6

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1193410 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1193410
0.01 realtime 2018-01-07 07:10:32 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 210618
0.25 realtime 2018-01-07 07:19:37 1.2 million 130 thousand 0
  Shakemap 2
0.01 realtime 2018-01-07 08:51:22 No people affected 30 thousand 0
Close
07 Jan 2018 06:47 5.5M, 22.77km 4.78 1.2 million 00:20 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 1.1 million people
75 km 520000 people
50 km 320000 people
20 km 130000 people
10 km 29000 people
5 km 8100 people
2 km 1400 people

The earthquake happened in Myanmar , Division of Sagaing (population 4,799,735) . The nearest places are Nawngsansaing, Homalin, Na-ta-kyaik, Tawngbohla, Gwedaukkon, Nawngpu-awng, Tatkon, Myene, Hwein, Kawya, and Sittaung.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sagaing Myanmar 4.7 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nawngsansaing Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 4 km
Homalin Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 12 km
Na-ta-kyaik Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 14 km
Tawngbohla Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 14 km
Gwedaukkon Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 15 km
Nawngpu-awng Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 16 km
Tatkon Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 19 km
Myene Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 23 km
Hwein Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 27 km
Kawya Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 27 km
Dansagu Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 28 km
Chaungzon Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 29 km
Kawngkan Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 29 km
Namchaw Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 29 km
Kaukngo Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 29 km
Ingon Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 31 km
Pinkaget Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 33 km
Natset Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 33 km
Nawnghkun Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 34 km
Maungkan Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 36 km
Chattrik Manipur India Village5 - 37 km
Thanan Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 39 km
Pailenkot Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 40 km
Gyobin Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 40 km
Sitsawk Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 41 km
Naungmo Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 44 km
Sinlamaung Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 44 km
Kyawngon Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 44 km
Bongba Khulen Manipur India Village6 - 44 km
Kangpat Manipur India Village6 - 45 km
Chaunggan Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 46 km
Nyaunggon Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 46 km
Shwelebo Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 46 km
Kaungmaung Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 47 km
Bombal Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 47 km
Hwebalan Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 48 km
Minya Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 49 km
Tonmalaw Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 53 km
Boljang Manipur India Village6 - 54 km
Hangao Manipur India Village6 - 54 km
Kauksa Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 55 km
Magyibin Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 55 km
Meiring Manipur India Village6 - 55 km
Fort Keary Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 56 km
Saingkyu Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 56 km
Manpa Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 60 km
Zawgyi Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 60 km
Kawlkang Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 60 km
Kyundaw Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 61 km
Leu Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 62 km
Namhta Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 62 km
Naungketsha Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 63 km
Yanan Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 64 km
Kauktaung Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 65 km
Kazaukpa Sagaing Myanmar Village6 - 66 km
Tonsaga Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 66 km
Hungphun Manipur India Village5 - 66 km
Poi Manipur India Village6 - 66 km
Naungkan Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 68 km
Somra Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 69 km
Sittaung Sagaing Myanmar Village5 - 69 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Homalin HOX unknown 0 12 km

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