M 4.5 in Afghanistan on 20 Jan 2022 05:55 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 1306715
Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 205.1 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.5611 , 70.9655
Event Date: 20 Jan 2022 05:55 UTC
20 Jan 2022 10:25 Local
Exposed Population:
960 thousand in 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2022 07:24 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 GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000gdfj Scaled population (vector) 5.88  
  C1 earthquake 1.5  
  C2 earthquake 0.07  
  Country Vulnerability 0.45  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 393 | About casualties: 11 | Last hour: 0

Tonga struggles with ash, psychological trauma after eruption and tsun ... 2022-01-24T05:54+0100.

(Reuters) — Families have stopped children playing outside as Tonga struggles to deal with ash and the psychological fallout of last week's volcanic eruption and tsunami, aid workers and residents said. Communication with the outside world
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Tongans fear never seeing loved ones again amid communications void2022-01-24T05:29+0100.

FILE PHOTO: A satellite image shows ash covered homes and buildings after the main eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano, in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, January 18, 2022. Satellite Image ©2022 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS. S
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Tonga struggles with ash, psychological trauma after eruption and tsun ... 2022-01-24T05:20+0100.

Families have stopped children playing outside as Tonga struggles to deal with ash and the psychological fallout of last week’s volcanic eruption and tsunami, aid workers and residents said. Communication with the outside world remained dif
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Afghanistan: Magnitude-5.0 earthquake occurs northeast of Pol-e-Khomri ... 2022-01-24T04:22+0100.

Event. A magnitude-5.0 earthquake northeastern Afghanistan near the borders of Pakistan and Tajikistan at around 05:50 AFT Jan. 24. The epicenter was approximately 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Pol-e-Khomri, Baghlan Province. The tremor occ
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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 (42), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),