M 5.8 in Afghanistan on 08 Aug 2019 00:45 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 222.1 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.5458 , 70.045
Event Date: 08 Aug 2019 00:45 UTC
08 Aug 2019 05:15 Local
Exposed Population:
2390000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us60005247
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2019 00:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.5 (Afghanistan)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Afghanistan= 7.5; Tajikistan= 5.1

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0.6 0.6
us60005247 Scaled population (vector) 6.3  
  C1 earthquake 1.5  
  C2 earthquake 0.07  
  Country Vulnerability 0.45  
  INFORM_normalised 1.29  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1268656 0.6 08 Aug 2019 00:45 5.8M, 222.1km N/A 2.4 million 00:13 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Afghanistan , Province of Takhar (population 696,374) . The nearest places are Khormab, Singan, Khojabagh, Sar-e Kham, Mirkan, Khaf Darreh, Farkhar, 'Ata, 'Ashoqan, Farangard, and Moghol.

Radius Population
100 km 2.3 million people
75 km 1.2 million people
50 km 500000 people
20 km 63000 people
10 km 2100 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Takhar Afghanistan 690000 people
Badakhshan Afghanistan 660000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Khormab Takhar Afghanistan Village - 7 km
Singan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 10 km
Khojabagh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 12 km
Sar-e Kham Takhar Afghanistan Village - 14 km
Mirkan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 14 km
Khaf Darreh Takhar Afghanistan Village - 16 km
Farkhar Takhar Afghanistan Village 6500 people 17 km
'Ata Takhar Afghanistan Village - 18 km
'Ashoqan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 18 km
Farangard Takhar Afghanistan Village - 20 km
Qara Tut Takhar Afghanistan Village - 20 km
Asyawani Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 21 km
Darrah-e Shah Baba Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 22 km
Bakhtingan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 22 km
Shingan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Mashad Takhar Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Deh Mian Takhar Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Lezdi Takhar Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Aghon Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 24 km
Ghasheb Takhar Afghanistan Village - 25 km
Gazestan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 26 km
Kalafgan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 26 km
Cenaregunjeskan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 27 km
Astana Tepa Takhar Afghanistan Village - 27 km
Shah Khvajeh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 29 km
Khele Asp Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 29 km
Kishaktan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 29 km
Keshem Takhar Afghanistan Village - 29 km
Kur-e-Baqi Takhar Afghanistan Village - 30 km
Pastaw Takhar Afghanistan Village - 30 km
Bagh-e Khvajeh Takhar Afghanistan Village - 31 km
Deh Ustayan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 33 km
Bala Jari Takhar Afghanistan Village - 34 km
Awliga Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 35 km
Lataband Takhar Afghanistan Village - 35 km
Emend Takhar Afghanistan Village - 35 km
Chahar Tut Takhar Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Jormi Takhar Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Bazar-i-Teskan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 36 km
Deh Miri Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 37 km
Arghenchkha Bala Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 37 km
Gonbad-e Pa'in Takhar Afghanistan Village - 38 km
Andarabiya Takhar Afghanistan Village - 39 km
Ab Chenar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 39 km
Elftaw Takhar Afghanistan Village - 39 km
Balas Takhar Afghanistan Village - 39 km
Ashku Takhar Afghanistan Village - 39 km
Gowbad-e Pa'i Takhar Afghanistan Village - 39 km
Ochokh Takhar Afghanistan Village - 40 km
Bazar-e Tagan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Askine Bala Takhar Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Hazara Say Takhar Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Wujib Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 41 km
Ab-e-sher-Amad Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Andero Takhar Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Ab Bazan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Deh Sayad Takhar Afghanistan Village - 42 km
Khvajeh Khali Takhar Afghanistan Village - 43 km
Alat Takhar Afghanistan Village - 44 km
Mian Shahr Takhar Afghanistan Village - 44 km
Darreh-ye Qaq Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 44 km
Dibash Takhar Afghanistan Village - 45 km
Kulabi Takhar Afghanistan Village - 45 km
Cal Takhar Afghanistan Village - 46 km
Khanaqa Takhar Afghanistan Village - 46 km
Dahan-e Bazarak Takhar Afghanistan Village - 47 km
Ghelawuk Takhar Afghanistan Village - 47 km
Deh Bazar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 47 km
Gandacha Takhar Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Post Khor Takhar Afghanistan Village - 48 km
Qarlogh Qorogh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Maghan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Deh-zardi Takhar Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Khaneh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 49 km
Taloqan Takhar Afghanistan City 33000 people 50 km
Adipas Takhar Afghanistan Village - 50 km
Chakar Takhar Afghanistan Village - 50 km
Dasht-e Mirza'i Takhar Afghanistan Village - 50 km
Qur Qoduq Takhar Afghanistan Village - 50 km
Chashmar-e Gawan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 51 km
Korogah Takhar Afghanistan Village - 51 km
Badam Darrah Takhar Afghanistan Village - 51 km
Anjirestan Takhar Afghanistan Village - 51 km
Dehe Zer Takhar Afghanistan Village - 52 km
Shur Cha Takhar Afghanistan Village - 52 km
Langar Takhar Afghanistan Village - 53 km
Enaw Takhar Afghanistan Village - 53 km
Doab Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 53 km
Emtala Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 53 km
Khujo Takhar Afghanistan Village - 53 km
Chap Darrah Takhar Afghanistan Village - 54 km
Jamanqeya Takhar Afghanistan Village - 55 km
Khvajeh Lamti Takhar Afghanistan Village - 55 km
Khvajeh-ye Bagh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 55 km
Hazara Chiwa Takhar Afghanistan Village - 56 km
Khanaqa Badakhshan Afghanistan Village - 56 km
Coqur Darrah Takhar Afghanistan Village - 57 km
Candarrah Takhar Afghanistan Village - 57 km
Kariz Takhar Afghanistan Village - 58 km
Katah Quresh Takhar Afghanistan Village - 58 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Taluqan TQN unknown 0 52 km
Faizabad FBD 1180 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 76 km
Khojaghar 490 Civ. Unpaved No 7800 85 km

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