M 5.5 in Southern Iran on 15 Jan 2021 21:31 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 1251727
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 8 Km
Lat/Lon: 26.9258 , 55.1859
Event Date: 15 Jan 2021 21:31 UTC
16 Jan 2021 01:01 Local
Exposed Population: About 2000 people in MMI>=VI
350000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 15 Jan 2021 23:11 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Iran)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.6 0.6
us7000d0gn Scaled population (raster) 1.46  
  C1 shakemap 0.11  
  C2 shakemap 0.4  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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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: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),