M 7 in China on 22 Jan 2024 18:09 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 1411622
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.0M
Depth: 13 Km
Lat/Lon: 41.2689 , 78.649
Event Date: 22 Jan 2024 18:09 UTC
23 Jan 2024 02:09 Local
Exposed Population: 50 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 22 Jan 2024 18:48 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.5 (Kyrgyzstan)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Kyrgyzstan= 4.5; China= 3.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 1.9 1.9
us7000lsze Scaled population (raster) 3.66  
  C1 shakemap -0.37  
  C2 shakemap 0.76  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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China - Earthquake in Xinjiang Province and landslide update in Yunnan Province (ECHO 23 Jan 2024)Tue, 23 Jan 2024 10:35

  • An earthquake of 7.0 M at a depth of 13 km occurred in western Xinjiang Province, north-western China on 22 January at 18.09 UTC (23 January at 2.09 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 129 km  west-northwest of Aykol City, Poskam County, Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Province.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 1,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, 49,000 to very strong shaking and 177,000 people to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, at least six people have been injured, 47 houses collapsed and 78 others have been damaged.
  • More than 20 aftershocks with magnitude of up 5.6 M have been registered in the area.
  • In the meanwhile, 11 people died and 47 others are still missing after the landslide that occurred in the Zhaotong City area, northeastern Yunnan Province on 22 January.
M7 in China - EC/ECHO daily mapTue, 23 Jan 2024 18:00

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
China - Earthquake and landslide, update (ECHO 24 Jan 2024)Wed, 24 Jan 2024 10:17

  • Following the earthquake of 7.0 M that occurred in Wushi County, Aksu Prefecture, in western Xinjiang Province, north-western China on 22 January at 18.09 UTC (23 January at 2.09 local time), the number of casualties and damage is increasing.
  • According to media reports, at least three people died, five have been injured across Akqi and Wushi Counties, and 12,426 people have been displaced. In addition, dozens of houses have been destroyed in Ahetch County in Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture.
  • More than 70 aftershocks with magnitude higher than 3 M have been registered in the area.
  • In the meanwhile, the number of fatalities, due to the landslide that occurred in the Zhaotong City area, northeastern Yunnan Province on 22 January, increased to 31 fatalities and 16 people are still missing.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),