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Green Earthquake alert in Tajikistan on 12 May 2012 23:28 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.7M, Depth:10km
  • on 12 May 2012 23:28 UTC
  • 650000 people within 100km
  • inserted at 12 May 2012 23:47:35

Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.7 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 23 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC usb0009nsb
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.6582, 70.4138
  • Time (UTC): 12 May 2012 23:28:43
  • Time (ECT): 13 May 2012 01:28:43

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in Tajikistan , Region of Dushanbe.


Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 720000 people
75 km 330000 people
50 km 140000 people
20 km 11000 people
10 km 4200 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected provinces

Country Region Province Population
Tajikistan Dushanbe -
Tajikistan Kulyab -
Afghanistan Badakhshan 660000 people
Tajikistan Khudzhand -
Kyrgyzstan Osh 2.1 million people
Tajikistan Kurgan Tyube -

Affected Populated Places

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Critical infrastructure

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

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Garm 1402 39 km
Komsomolabad 1204 42 km
Kalai-Khumb 1500 44 km
Darwaz DAZ 1600 48 km
Khovaling 1524 49 km

Event time line

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event calculation detail

Event calculation detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km                      20km
Max Height(m)
IDAlert Color Date (UTC)Mag. and depthMax Intensity (mmi*)Pop. within 100 kmTsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
116881 12 May 2012 23:28 5.7M, 10km N/A 650 thousand 00:18 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

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