M 4.9 in Nicaragua on 20 Jan 2022 02:32 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 1306703
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: 11.2845 , -86.923
Event Date: 20 Jan 2022 02:32 UTC
19 Jan 2022 20:32 Local
Exposed Population:
220 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 21 Jan 2022 05:18 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
5.3 (Nicaragua)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gdeb Scaled population (vector) 4.42  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 1.02  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 374 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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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 (42), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),