M 6.7 in Turkey on 24 Jan 2020 17:55 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1203232
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
Depth: 11.91 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.3898 , 39.0814
Event Date: 24 Jan 2020 17:55 UTC
24 Jan 2020 20:55 Local
Exposed Population: About 27000 people in MMI VIII
2480000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 25 Jan 2020 18:01 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.2 (Turkey)


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GDACS score
NEIC 1.6 1.6
us60007ewc Scaled population (raster) 4.49  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.77  
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Turkey - Earthquake update (ECHO 28 Jan 2020)Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:04

  • The number of fatalities in Elazig and Malatya provinces (central-eastern Turkey) has increased to 41, after the earthquake of 6.7M occurred in Sivrice District on 24 January.
  • Search and rescue operations have ended. The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reports that the number of damaged buildings has increased to 11,032, of which 274 are destroyed.
  • The EU's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated for the affected area on 24 January after the request from AFAD, and have been produced.
  • Cold temperatures, moderate rain and snow are forecast over Elazig and Malatya on 28-29 January.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1298 | About casualties: 523 | Last hour: 0

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Turkey: Help For Victims Of Deadly Quake At Full SteamTue, 28 Jan 2020 17:21:00 +0100.

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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: EMSR (2), JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),