M 5.5 in Mongolia on 20 Mar 2020 03:03 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 46.0556 , 93.9586
Event Date: 20 Mar 2020 03:03 UTC
20 Mar 2020 10:03 Local
Exposed Population: Few people within 100km in MMI>=VI
About 8000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70008cmt
Inserted at: 20 Mar 2020 03:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.1 (Mongolia)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70008cmt Scaled population (raster) -0.3  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1301448 0 20 Mar 2020 03:03 5.5M, 10km 6.82 8 thousand 00:21 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Mongolia ,of Govi-Altay (population 72,438) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
<1000 people
<1000 people
<1000 people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1301448 46.056/93.959 5.5 10.0 6.824 20 Mar 2020 03:28 00:25 (new episode)
2 0 1301448 46.056/93.959 5.5 10.0 6.816 20 Mar 2020 05:05 02:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1301448 46.056/93.959 5.5 10.0 6.816 21 Mar 2020 03:05 1d 00:02 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Govi-Altay Mongolia <1000 people
Govi-Altay Mongolia <1000 people
Govi-Altay Mongolia <1000 people
Hovd Mongolia <1000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tonhil Govi-Altay Mongolia Village - 29 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

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