M 5.5 in Myanmar on 29 Jul 2021 08:39 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1279075
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Glide number: EQ-2021-000100-MMR
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 22.8708 , 96.0075
Event Date: 29 Jul 2021 08:39 UTC
29 Jul 2021 15:09 Local
Exposed Population: About 4000 people in MMI VII
3730000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Jul 2021 09:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 6.4 (Myanmar)

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 1 1
us6000f051 Scaled population (raster) 2.44  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.15  
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Mynamar - Earthquake (ECHO 30 Jul 2021)Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:37

  • An earthquake of 5.5 M at a depth of 10 km occurred on 29 Jul at 8.39 UTC (15.09 local time) in central-northern Myanmar, close to the border between Mandalay and Sagaing Regions. The epicentre was about 3 km south-east of Thabeikkyin Town (Mandalay) and 42 km northeast of Shwebo City (Sagaing).
  • According to USGS PAGER, up to 3,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and up to 50,000 to strong shaking.
  • Media report a number of damaged houses in Thabeikkyin, but no injuries thus far.
     
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. 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 (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),