M 5.6 in Afghanistan on 02 Feb 2019 12:04 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 1169546
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 211.13 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.4944 , 70.6954
Event Date: 02 Feb 2019 12:04 UTC
02 Feb 2019 16:34 Local
Exposed Population: 1060000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 02 Feb 2019 12:21 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.5 (Afghanistan)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Afghanistan= 7.5; Pakistan= 5.7; Tajikistan= 5.1


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.5
us2000jcds Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
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Latest media headlines

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This Day in History | 1998 4,000 feared dead in Afghan earthquakeMon, 04 Feb 2019 01:39:00 +0100.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),