M 4.5 in Afghanistan on 02 Mar 2015 16:01 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

This is a preliminary assessment. The final GDACS Alert Level has been/will be published using more detailed information.

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 96.97 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.5396 , 71.1785
Event Date: 02 Mar 2015 16:01 UTC
02 Mar 2015 20:31 Local
Exposed Population:
760008 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 02 Mar 2015 18:03 UTC


For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC n.a n.a
Scaled population (vector) n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1072981 n.a 02 Mar 2015 16:01 4.5M, 96.97km N/A 760 thousand 02:01 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Afghanistan , Province of Badakhshan (population 666,668) . The nearest places are Robat-e Chehel Tan, and Kazdeh.

Radius Population
100 km 780000 people
75 km 310000 people
50 km 150000 people
20 km 17000 people
10 km 1500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Badakhshan Afghanistan 660000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Robat-e Chehel Tan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 7 km
Kazdeh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 7 km

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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
Ishkashim 30480 45 km
Faizabad FBD 1180 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 87 km

More information

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