M 5.5 in Mongolia on 20 Mar 2020 03:03 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 1210739
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
Inserted at: 20 Mar 2020 03:24 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 5.1 (Mongolia)


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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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Latest media headlines

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Earthquake hits Mongolia’s Gobi-AltaiFri, 20 Mar 2020 12:25:00 +0100.

Earlier today (20 March), a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gobi-Altai, a western province of Mongolia. According to the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, the epicenter of the earthquake was 30 km east of the centre of the Tonkhil Soum

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),