M 5.7 in Nepal on 20 Mar 2020 01:33 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 1210719
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 28.6065 , 87.3298
Event Date: 20 Mar 2020 01:33 UTC
20 Mar 2020 09:33 Local
Exposed Population: About 4000 people in MMI>=VI
140000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 21 Mar 2020 01:36 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.9 (China)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Nepal= 5.9; China= 3.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us70008cld Scaled population (raster) 0.95  
  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/Nepal border region - Earthquake (ECHO 20 Mar 2020)Fri, 20 Mar 2020 10:59

  • An earthquake of 5.7 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the south of Tibet Autonomous Region (China) on 20 March at 1:33 UTC (9:33 local time). The epicentre was located in the remote Hymalyan region, close to the border with Nepal (Eastern Region), approximately 80 km north, and 20 km east of Shelkar Town (Tingri County, Tibet, China).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 5,000 people were exposed to strong and up to 8,000 people to moderate shaking.
  • As of 20 March, no casualties or damage were reported. Media report that the tremors were felt in Tingri County (China) and also in Kathmandu (Nepal).
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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An earthquake of 5.7 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the south of Tibet Autonomous Region (China) on 20 March at 1:33 UTC (9:33 local time). The epicentre was located in the remote Hymalyan region, close to the border with Nepal (Eastern
...(more)

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: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),