M 5.8 in Tajikistan on 22 Mar 2023 20:07 UTC
Rapid Impact

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: 5.8M
Glide number: EQ-2023-000043-TJK
Depth: 11.96 Km
Lat/Lon: 39.381 , 69.8764
Event Date: 22 Mar 2023 20:07 UTC
23 Mar 2023 01:07 Local
Exposed Population: 2 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Source: NEIC us7000jm0r
Inserted at: 28 Mar 2023 16:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.1 (Tajikistan)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Tajikistan= 5.1; Kyrgyzstan= 4.5


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(Rapid Impact)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000jm0r Scaled population (raster) 0.7  
  C1 rapid impact -0.59  
  C2 rapid impact 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

The green area correspond to areas affected by strong shaking (MMI VI or higher) according to the simulation.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1496890 0.8 22 Mar 2023 20:07 5.9M, 5.644km 6.85 2 thousand (in MMI>=VII) N/A 00:19 NEIC
1497806 0 22 Mar 2023 20:07 5.8M, 11.96km 6.39 N/A (in MMI>=VII) N/A 5d 20:29 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.

Rapid Impact

The results presented below are calculated with the ShakeMap open source software (USGS) using only earthquake hypocenter information to provide a rapid estimation of the ground motion and shaking intensity without taking into account any instrumental observations or earthquake source scaling laws.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Tajikistan ,of Khudzhand. The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
6200 people
6600 people

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Khudzhand Tajikistan 2500 people
Dushanbe Tajikistan no people
Khudzhand Tajikistan 10000 people
Dushanbe Tajikistan <1000 people
Osh Kyrgyzstan no people
Khudzhand Tajikistan 9800 people
Dushanbe Tajikistan 5300 people
Osh Kyrgyzstan 70000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Paldarok Sughd Tajikistan Village - 8 km
Matcha Sughd Tajikistan Village - 19 km
Dekhisor Sughd Tajikistan Village - 30 km
Novabad Tajikistan Village - 48 km
Andarak Batken Kyrgyzstan Village - 55 km
Isfana Batken Kyrgyzstan Village 17000 people 58 km
Ravat Batken Kyrgyzstan Village - 62 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Isfana / Karabulak 1445 0 56 km

More information

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