M 5.7 in Myanmar on 17 Nov 2023 01:37 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 1401173
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Glide number: EQ-2023-000227-MMR
Depth: 10.4 Km
Lat/Lon: 21.226 , 99.333
Event Date: 17 Nov 2023 01:37 UTC
17 Nov 2023 08:07 Local
Exposed Population: 3 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 17 Nov 2023 01:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
6.4 (Myanmar)


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NEIC 1 1
us6000lp06 Scaled population (raster) 2.37  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.15  
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Myanmar - Earthquake (ECHO 17 Nov 2023)Fri, 17 Nov 2023 11:43

  • An earthquake of 5.7 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in Shan State, eastern Myanmar, on 17 November at 01.37 UTC (08.07 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 25 km south-west of Kengtung City and 85 km west-southwest of the China border, Yunnan Province.
  • Four aftershocks have occured after the main earthquake. Tremors were felt across Vietnam and Thailand.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that 3,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and 17,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to media, no relevant reports of any casualty or damage have been recorded, stability checks are currently being carried out.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),