M 5.5 in Afghanistan on 16 Jan 2021 20:02 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 1251875
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 191.67 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.529 , 70.738
Event Date: 16 Jan 2021 20:02 UTC
17 Jan 2021 00:32 Local
Exposed Population: About 26000 people in MMI>=IV
1070000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 16 Jan 2021 20:22 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.5 (Afghanistan)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Afghanistan= 7.5; Pakistan= 5.7; Tajikistan= 5.1

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.5 0.5
us7000d0pq Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
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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

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (5), WMO (1), INFORM (2),