M 5.6 in Iran on 06 Jan 2019 13:41 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 1167249
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 14 Km
Lat/Lon: 34.1192 , 45.6805
Event Date: 06 Jan 2019 13:41 UTC
Exposed Population: 1780000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 06 Jan 2019 17:13 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.9 (Iran)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Iraq= 6.9; Iran= 4.6


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.4 0.4
us2000j0th Scaled population (vector) 0.85  
  C1 shakemap 0.11  
  C2 shakemap 0.4  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 39 | About casualties: 18 | Last hour: 0

Iran, Iraq agree to share information on earthquakeTue, 08 Jan 2019 04:14:00 +0100.

Head of Iran Concrete Institute Mostafa Ahmadvand said on Monday that Iran and Iraq are located around the fault lines in the Middle East. Regional Meeting of International Institute of Concrete in Middle East and North Africa attended by r
Iran (Islamic Republic of): No Casualties in Gilan-e Gharb EarthquakeTue, 08 Jan 2019 03:05:00 +0100.

KERMANSHAH, Jan. 6 (IRCS) _ Most of the injuries in the Gilan-e Gharb earthquake were caused by people panicking to run out of their houses. No reports of death or major damage had been released. According to the Seismological Center of the
Dozens injured in western Iran quakeMon, 07 Jan 2019 16:31:00 +0100.

At least 75 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit an area in western Iran on Sunday, the head of the country’s Emergency Medical Services said. Pirhossein Koulivand said all but one of the
Iran (Islamic Republic of): Iran - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, Iranian Se ... Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:59:00 +0100.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8, at a depth of 25 km, occurred in western Iran near the border with Iraq on 6 January at 13.42 UTC. The epicentre was located 23 km west of Gilan-e Gharb town (Kermanshah Province, Iran) and 33 km south-east o

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: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),