M 5.9 in Turkey on 25 Jan 2023 12:37 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Depth: 25.889 Km
Lat/Lon: 35.7757 , 28.5931
Event Date: 25 Jan 2023 12:37 UTC
25 Jan 2023 14:37 Local
Exposed Population: 270 thousand in MMI IV
Source: NEIC us6000jj5k
Inserted at: 25 Jan 2023 12:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score
1.1 ()


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000jj5k Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1485400 0 25 Jan 2023 12:37 5.9M, 25.889km 3.98 N/A (in MMI>=VII) 00:15 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 off shore.

Radius Population
100 km 170000 people
75 km 28000 people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Lindos Greece Village - 57 km
Lárdhos Dodekanisos Greece Village - 63 km
Arkhangelos Rodhos Greece Village - 65 km
Yennádhi Dodekanisos Greece Village - 67 km
Afándou Dodekanisos Greece Village - 70 km
Lakhaniá Dodekanisos Greece Village - 70 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
Maritsa 62 Civ. Paved No 7800 80 km
Diagoras RHO 4 Civ. Paved Yes 10600 83 km
Kastelorizo KZS unknown 0 98 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Lindos Greece 56 km
Rhodes GRRHO Greece 80 km
Alimnia Island Greece 96 km
Kastellorizon Greece 100 km

More information

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