M 5.6 in Nepal on 24 Jan 2023 08:58 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 1355702
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 25.227 Km
Lat/Lon: 29.5974 , 81.6522
Event Date: 24 Jan 2023 08:58 UTC
24 Jan 2023 14:43 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI X
60 thousand in MMI V
Inserted at: 24 Jan 2023 09:19 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
5.9 (Nepal)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000jivm Scaled population (vector) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Nepal - Earthquake (ECHO 25 Jan 2023)Wed, 25 Jan 2023 10:52

  • An earthquake of 5.6 M at a depth of 25 km occurred in the far north-western Nepal on 24 January at 8:58 UTC (14:43 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 12 km north-east of Martadi Town (the main town of the mountainous Bajura District, northern Sudurpashchim Pradesh Province, also named Province No. 7) and 75 km east of the border with Uttarakhand State (India).
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 55,000 people were exposed to moderate shaking.
  • Media report, as of 25 January, one fatality in the area of Gaumul village (around 8 km west of Martadi town). In addition, two people have been injured and around 42 houses damaged (of which three collapsed) across the Bajura District, particularly in the villages of Bagura, and Tajakot Humla.
  • Rescue and recovery operations are currently ongoing by local authorities and the Nepali army.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (50), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),