M 5.8 in Afghanistan on 08 Aug 2019 00:45 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 1185910
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
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2019 00:59 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.5 (Afghanistan)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Afghanistan= 7.5; Tajikistan= 5.1


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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  
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 15 | About casualties: 3 | Last hour: 0

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ISLAMABADFri, 09 Aug 2019 03:29:00 +0200.

: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter scale jolted federal capital, areas of Punjab and upper parts of the country. Severe tremors were felt in federal capital, Punjab and upper parts of the country. Quake hit the areas of Bannu, Mardan,
5.8 earthquake jolts parts of countryThu, 08 Aug 2019 22:57:00 +0200.

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on Richter scale jolted federal capital, central Punjab and upper parts of the country on Thursday. According to details, high intensity quake was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot, Lahore, Jhang,
11:10 AM | August 08, 2019Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:26:00 +0200.

An earthquake with an intensity of 5.9 on the Richter Scale jolted Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Thursday morning. READ MORE: Zardari’s physical remand extended for more eight days According to details, tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalp

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (38), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), USGS (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),