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 Village6 - 7 km
Singan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 10 km
Khojabagh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 12 km
Sar-e Kham Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 14 km
Mirkan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 14 km
Khaf Darreh Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 16 km
Farkhar Takhar Afghanistan Village5 6500 people 17 km
'Ata Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 18 km
'Ashoqan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 18 km
Farangard Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 20 km
Qara Tut Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 20 km
Asyawani Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 21 km
Darrah-e Shah Baba Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 22 km
Bakhtingan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 22 km
Shingan Takhar Afghanistan Village5 - 24 km
Mashad Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 24 km
Deh Mian Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 24 km
Lezdi Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 24 km
Aghon Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 24 km
Ghasheb Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 25 km
Gazestan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 26 km
Kalafgan Takhar Afghanistan Village5 - 26 km
Cenaregunjeskan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 27 km
Astana Tepa Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 27 km
Shah Khvajeh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 29 km
Khele Asp Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 29 km
Kishaktan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 29 km
Keshem Takhar Afghanistan Village5 - 29 km
Kur-e-Baqi Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 30 km
Pastaw Takhar Afghanistan Village5 - 30 km
Bagh-e Khvajeh Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 31 km
Deh Ustayan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 33 km
Bala Jari Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 34 km
Awliga Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 35 km
Lataband Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 35 km
Emend Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 35 km
Chahar Tut Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 36 km
Jormi Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 36 km
Bazar-i-Teskan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 36 km
Deh Miri Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 37 km
Arghenchkha Bala Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 37 km
Gonbad-e Pa'in Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 38 km
Andarabiya Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Ab Chenar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Elftaw Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Balas Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Ashku Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Gowbad-e Pa'i Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Ochokh Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 40 km
Bazar-e Tagan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 41 km
Askine Bala Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 41 km
Hazara Say Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 41 km
Wujib Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 41 km
Ab-e-sher-Amad Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 42 km
Andero Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 42 km
Ab Bazan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 42 km
Deh Sayad Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 42 km
Khvajeh Khali Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 43 km
Alat Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 44 km
Mian Shahr Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 44 km
Darreh-ye Qaq Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 44 km
Dibash Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 45 km
Kulabi Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 45 km
Cal Takhar Afghanistan Village5 - 46 km
Khanaqa Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 46 km
Dahan-e Bazarak Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Ghelawuk Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Deh Bazar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Gandacha Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 48 km
Post Khor Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 48 km
Qarlogh Qorogh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 49 km
Maghan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 49 km
Deh-zardi Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 49 km
Khaneh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 49 km
Taloqan Takhar Afghanistan City 33000 people 50 km
Adipas Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 50 km
Chakar Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 50 km
Dasht-e Mirza'i Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 50 km
Qur Qoduq Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 50 km
Chashmar-e Gawan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 51 km
Korogah Takhar Afghanistan Village5 - 51 km
Badam Darrah Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 51 km
Anjirestan Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 51 km
Dehe Zer Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 52 km
Shur Cha Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 52 km
Langar Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Enaw Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Doab Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Emtala Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Khujo Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Chap Darrah Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 54 km
Jamanqeya Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Khvajeh Lamti Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Khvajeh-ye Bagh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Hazara Chiwa Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 56 km
Khanaqa Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 56 km
Coqur Darrah Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 57 km
Candarrah Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 57 km
Kariz Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 58 km
Katah Quresh Takhar Afghanistan Village6 - 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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