M 5.9 in Islamic Republic of Iran on 28 Jan 2023 18:14 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 1356352
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
Glide number: EQ-2023-000009-IRN
Depth: 16 Km
Lat/Lon: 38.4239 , 44.9091
Event Date: 28 Jan 2023 18:14 UTC
28 Jan 2023 21:44 Local
Exposed Population: 20 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 31 Jan 2023 16:52 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.6 (Islamic Republic of Iran)


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GDACS score
NEIC 1.2 1.2
us6000jk0t Scaled population (raster) 3.09  
  C1 shakemap 0.11  
  C2 shakemap 0.4  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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M5.9 in Islamic Republic of Iran - EC/ECHO daily mapMon, 30 Jan 2023 18:15

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 17 | XAbout casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

SA offers condolences to Iran following earthquake2023-02-01T08:43+0100.

The South African government has expressed its condolences to the government and people of Iran after an earthquake erupted, killing three and injuring hundreds of civilians. According to the Department of International Relations and Cooper
Today's top news: Ukraine, Iran2023-01-30T19:52+0100.

A woman collecting water from a water truck in Lysychansk, Luhansk region. June 2022. Photo: OCHA/ Oleksandr Ratushniak. Ukraine. Fighting and hostilities over the weekend killed and injured civilians, while critical facilities, including s
Catholicos Karekin II offers condolences to Iran on deadly quake Catho ... 2023-01-30T13:31+0100.

Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has extended condolences to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on the deadly earthquake in the city of Khoy which has killed at least three and injured hundreds, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin reporte
Catholicos Garegin II extends condolences to Iranian President over de ... 2023-01-30T11:56+0100.

14:11, 30 January 2023 YEREVAN, JANUARY 30, ARMENPRESS. Catholicos Garegin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church extended condolences to President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi on the disastrous earthquake which struck the city of Khoy. “With deep pa

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 (51), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),