M 5.6 in Nepal on 24 Jan 2023 08:58 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.6M
Depth: 25.227 Km
Lat/Lon: 29.5974 , 81.6522
Event Date: 24 Jan 2023 08:58 UTC
24 Jan 2023 14:43 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI X
60 thousand in MMI V
Source: NEIC us6000jivm
Inserted at: 24 Jan 2023 09:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.9 (Nepal)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000jivm Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1485213 0 24 Jan 2023 08:58 5.6M, 25.227km 5.33 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 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 Nepal ,of Seti (population 1,093,132) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1485213 81.652/29.597 5.6 25.2 5.331 24 Jan 2023 09:22 00:24 (new episode)
2 0 1485213 81.652/29.597 5.6 25.2 5.331 24 Jan 2023 09:51 00:52 (upd of #1)
3 0 1485213 81.652/29.597 5.6 25.2 5.331 24 Jan 2023 11:01 02:03 (upd of #2)
4 0 1485213 81.652/29.597 5.6 25.2 5.331 25 Jan 2023 09:40 1d 00:41 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Seti Nepal 29000 people
Karnali Nepal 9300 people
Seti Nepal 450000 people
Karnali Nepal 280000 people
Bheri Nepal 78000 people
Mahakali Nepal 2800 people
Xizang China <1000 people
Seti Nepal 1.2 million people
Karnali Nepal 52000 people
Bheri Nepal 1.4 million people
Mahakali Nepal 1.3 million people
Xizang China 16000 people
Uttar Pradesh India 2.3 million people
Rapti Nepal 260000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ramu Karnali Nepal Village - 13 km
Sadbara Karnali Nepal Village - 30 km
Talkot Seti Nepal Village - 32 km
Maya Karnali Nepal Village - 34 km
Bholi Karnali Nepal Village - 42 km
Rupsa Karnali Nepal Village - 42 km
Dhuli Seti Nepal City - 43 km
Bajura Seti Nepal City - 43 km
Chala Karnali Nepal Village - 43 km
Nepka Karnali Nepal Village - 51 km
Lunishera Karnali Nepal Village - 52 km
Salim Karnali Nepal Village - 53 km
Manma Karnali Nepal Village - 55 km
Dhimni Karnali Nepal Village - 55 km
Kurari Karnali Nepal Village - 61 km
Thuwa Seti Nepal Village - 66 km
Bhandar Seti Nepal Village - 67 km
Siar Karnali Nepal Village - 67 km
Shatala Bheri Nepal Village - 73 km
Dailekh Bheri Nepal Village - 84 km
Toli Bheri Nepal Village - 85 km
Sialkot Bheri Nepal Village - 89 km
Tolisain Bheri Nepal Village - 91 km
Munigaon Karnali Nepal Village - 91 km
Katti Bheri Nepal City - 93 km
Suadi Mahakali Nepal Village - 98 km
Dhindi Mahakali Nepal Village - 99 km
Dumjala Bheri Nepal Village - 102 km
Ta-la-mo-chi Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 104 km
Tu-ko-erh-ho-kung-pa Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 108 km
Lunh Karnali Nepal Village - 108 km
Surkhet Bheri Nepal Village 8000 people 110 km
Bagar Mahakali Nepal Village - 111 km
Jajarkot Bheri Nepal City - 114 km
Sobala Uttarakhand India Village - 116 km
Malbhanguwa Seti Nepal City - 116 km
Telpani Bheri Nepal Village - 116 km
Lanngazhoinkang Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 117 km
Baitadi Mahakali Nepal Village - 119 km
Pipraha Seti Nepal Village - 123 km
Phugru Rapti Nepal Village - 124 km
Hor Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 126 km
Tham Uttarakhand India Village - 128 km
Lu-lung Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 128 km
Nyogzê Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 128 km
Dhabai Seti Nepal Village - 129 km
Dakar Uttarakhand India Village - 132 km
Manpur Bheri Nepal Village - 134 km
Ihingni Bheri Nepal Village - 135 km
Jogbura Mahakali Nepal Village - 137 km
Malakheti Seti Nepal City - 139 km
Pithoragarh Uttarakhand India Village 42000 people 140 km
Dhangarhi Seti Nepal Village - 144 km
Barga Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 144 km
Bünsum Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 145 km
Kumbher Bheri Nepal Village - 148 km
Mehendranagar Mahakali Nepal City - 149 km
Tikunia Uttar Pradesh India Village - 150 km
Ha-le-po Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 157 km
Mandi Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 159 km
Singahi Kalan Uttar Pradesh India City - 160 km
Sujauli Uttar Pradesh India Village - 160 km
Tanakpur Uttarakhand India Village 17000 people 160 km
Bilauri Mahakali Nepal City - 163 km
Shamsherganj Bheri Nepal Village - 165 km
Harkhapur Uttar Pradesh India Village - 166 km
Palia Kalan Uttar Pradesh India Village 35000 people 166 km
Balma Mahakali Nepal City - 168 km
Nighson Uttar Pradesh India Village - 170 km
Nepalganj Bheri Nepal Village 59000 people 170 km
Kafara Uttar Pradesh India Village - 173 km
Günsang Xizang (Tibet) China Village - 173 km
Kabirganj Uttar Pradesh India Village - 174 km
Motipur Uttar Pradesh India Village - 175 km
Rupidiha Uttar Pradesh India Village - 175 km
Bijua Uttar Pradesh India Village - 181 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Bajhang BJH unknown 0 39 km
Bajura BJU unknown 0 44 km
Simikot IMK unknown 0 44 km
Sanfebagar FEB unknown 0 58 km
Jumla JUM unknown 0 64 km
Silgadi Doti SIH unknown 0 75 km
Rukumkot RUK unknown 0 93 km
Darchula DAP unknown 0 112 km
Surkhet SKH 732 Civ. Unpaved No 3400 112 km
Baitadi BIT unknown 0 118 km
Dolpa DOP unknown 0 131 km
Pithorgarh 2100 0 137 km
Dhangadhi DHI 210 Civ. Unpaved No 5000 140 km
Mahendranagar XMG unknown 0 162 km
Nepalgunj KEP 165 Civ. Paved Yes 5000 166 km

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Sarda Sagar Chauba 1962 177 km

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