M 5.6 in Turkey on 04 Aug 2020 09:37 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 1228826
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.1879 , 38.7129
Event Date: 04 Aug 2020 09:37 UTC
04 Aug 2020 12:37 Local
Exposed Population: About 15000 people in MMI>=VI
2650000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 04 Aug 2020 11:40 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.2 (Turkey)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.4 0.4
us6000b930 Scaled population (raster) 1.54  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.77  
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Turkey - Earthquake (ECHO 05 Aug 2020)Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:11

  • An earthquake of 5.2 M at a depth of 8.16 km occurred in central-east Turkey on 4 August at 9.37 UTC (12.37 local time). The epicentre was approximately 38 km southeast of Malatya City (Malatya Province).
  • Up to 16,000 people were exposed to strong shaking. A series of aftershocks of magnitude up to 4.8 M have been registered.
  • According to media reports, there are no casualties, however, some damage has been sustained to buildings in Pütürge Town, 13 km east of the epicentre.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (42), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),