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M 6.7 in India on 03 Jan 2016 23:05 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


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

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
  • Depth: Km
  • Event Date: 03 Jan 2016 23:05 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 4176950 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 03 Jan 2016 23:57 UTC


(Created: Mon, 04 Jan 2016 03:59:00 +01:00)

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Known identifiers for this event: gfz2016afks (geofonid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 454 | About casualties: 57 | Last hour: 0

Five major earthquakes that struck India
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:28:00 +0100   news-yahoo-in (en)

The New Year began with an earthquake, measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, in the north-eastern state of Manipur. Following this, the disaster management experts at the Union home ministry have warned of a bigger catastrophe - earthquake measuring 8.2 or more on the Richter scale - that may strike the already unsettled Himalayan region.

People and organisations:

Big earthquake coming, warn Indian experts
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:48:00 +0100   thedailystarBD (en)

Speaking to TOI, NIDM director Santosh Kumar said the interconnected plates across Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and India pose a bigger danger, and predicted a disaster of bigger magnitude that awaits hill states and parts of Bihar, UP and even Delhi which fall under the second worst seismic Zone IV classification.

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8-magnitude earthquakes can hit north India any time: Experts
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 08:13:00 +0100   ibtimes-in (en)

Multiple earthquakes as strong as magnitude 8 on the Richter scale may hit the Himalayan region around north India and northeast India at any time, disaster management experts of the Union home ministry have warned. The National Institute of Disaster Management said that the recent earthquakes that hit the region, including the 6.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (67), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (4), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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