M 6.2 in Afghanistan on 09 May 2018 10:41 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 1142542
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 111.93 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.9902 , 71.3687
Event Date: 09 May 2018 10:41 UTC
Exposed Population: 800000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 09 May 2018 11:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.5 (Afghanistan)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Afghanistan= 7.5; Pakistan= 5.7; Tajikistan= 5.1


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.5
us1000e19e Scaled population 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 54 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of countryFri, 11 May 2018 03:17:00 +0200.

ISLAMABAD: A moderate 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Thursday jolted various parts of the country, causing panic among citizens. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, epicenter of the quake was bordering area of Afghanistan and Taji
Tremor strikes Islamabad, KPFri, 11 May 2018 02:21:00 +0200.

Islamabad. A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck federal capital, various parts of KP and upper parts of the country on Thursday evening. The earthquake’s epicenter between bordering area was Afghanistan and Tajikistan.—INP.
Quake jolts Islamabad, parts of KPThu, 10 May 2018 23:53:00 +0200.

ISLAMABAD: A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the federal capital, various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper parts of the country on Thursday evening. The earthquake’s epicenter was the bordering area was Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Repo
Mike ArmstrongThu, 10 May 2018 21:43:00 +0200.

Global National Quebec Correspondent. Mike Armstrong has been with Global National since it first hit the airwaves in September 2001. He was also one of the original cast of characters when Global opened its station in Quebec in September o

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (37), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),