M 5.6 in Nepal on 03 Nov 2023 18:02 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1398938
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Glide number: EQ-2023-000214-NPL
Depth: 17.9 Km
Lat/Lon: 28.8879 , 82.195
Event Date: 03 Nov 2023 18:02 UTC
03 Nov 2023 23:47 Local
Exposed Population: 20 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 03 Nov 2023 18:22 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
5.9 (Nepal)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 1.7 1.7
us7000l8p5 Scaled population (raster) 3.11  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
M5.6 in Nepal - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationSat, 04 Nov 2023 12:41

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Nepal - Earthquake (ECHO 06 Nov 2023)Mon, 06 Nov 2023 11:45

  • Following the 6.4 M earthquake that occurred on 3 November and affected Jajarkot and Rukum Districts of Karnali Province in southern Nepal, the number of fatalities and damage is increasing.
  • According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), as of 5 November, at least 157 people have been killed and 256 injured. 6,150 families were reported displaced following the destruction of their houses.
  • The search and rescue operations are almost completed. 
M5.7 in Nepal - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 06 Nov 2023 15:17

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
M5.7 in Nepal - EC/ECHO daily mapMon, 06 Nov 2023 18:21

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
M5.7 in Nepal - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 07 Nov 2023 09:49

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Nepal - Earthquake, update (ECHO 07 Nov 2023)Tue, 07 Nov 2023 10:36

  • After the recent 6.4 M earthquake - registered by the Nepalese authorities - that occurred on 3 November and affected the Karnali Province in southern Nepal, the number of casualties and damage is increasing.
  • The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) reports, as of 6 November, a total of 157 fatalities, according to Save the Children 82 were children and 349 injured people, most of them in Jajarkot and Rukum West districts. Moreover, more than 10,000 people have been displaced, at least 17,740 houses are fully damaged and 17,127 are partially damaged.
  • Preliminary assessments from the Nepal Humanitarian Country Team estimate 1.3 million people were exposed to the earthquake, and 250,000 are in need of assistance.
  • The search and rescue operations are completed.  
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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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

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (47), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),