M 5.5 in China on 25 Jan 2023 19:49 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 1355924
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 29.7656 , 102.0473
Event Date: 25 Jan 2023 19:49 UTC
26 Jan 2023 03:49 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI X
6 thousand in MMI VI
Inserted at: 25 Jan 2023 20:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
3.6 (China)

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000jj8s Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.37  
  C2 shakemap 0.76  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
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China - Earthquake (ECHO 26 Jan 2023)Thu, 26 Jan 2023 11:49

  • An earthquake of 5.5 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in Luding County (southeastern Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, southern China) on 25 January at 19.49 UTC (26 January at 3.49 local time). The epicentre was located 27 km south-southeast of Kangding City (Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 6,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • According to the media, there are no immediate reports of any casualties or damage but roads into the area of the earthquake have been blocked by rockslides triggered by the seismic event.
  • On 5 September 2022, a 6.6 M earthquake occurred in the same area resulting in more than 90 fatalities.

 

Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. 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 (50), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),