M 5 in China on 23 Jan 2021 01:59 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 1252763
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 28.2749 , 104.2709
Event Date: 23 Jan 2021 01:59 UTC
23 Jan 2021 09:59 Local
Exposed Population:
8160000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 23 Jan 2021 02:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.6 (China)


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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.6 0.6
us7000d2l2 Scaled population (vector) 6.85  
  C1 earthquake 1.39  
  C2 earthquake -0.24  
  Country Vulnerability 0.26  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 9 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Video of guide scolding tourists at earthquake memorial goes viralTue, 26 Jan 2021 18:08:00 +0100.

People visit the Wenchuan Earthquake Memorial Museum in the town of Qushan, Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 9, 2013. The museum was officially opened to the public for free on Thursday to commemorat
Sustainability, Vol. 13, Pages 1236: Site Selection and Layout of Mate ... Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:15:00 +0100.

Reasonable siting layout of reserve emergency supplies plays a critical role in rapid response and accurate rescue after disaster. People’s life safety and health, as well as the psychological satisfaction brought by the government’s excell
ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update Week 3, 18 – 24 Jan 2021Mon, 25 Jan 2021 08:34:00 +0100.

English Infographic on Indonesia and 2 other countries about Shelter and Non-Food Items, Earthquake, Flash Flood and more; published on 24 Jan 2021 by AHA Centre
Un séisme de magnitude 7,0 frappe les îles Shetland du SudSun, 24 Jan 2021 03:25:00 +0100.

Un tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,0 a secoué les îles Shetland du Sud dimanche matin à 7h36, selon le Centre du réseau sismique de Chine. L'épicentre, situé à une profondeur de 10km, a été localisé à 61,7 degrés de latitude sud et 55,6

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: EC-JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),