M 5.8 in Turkey on 08 Aug 2019 11:25 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 1185969
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 37.948 , 29.6968
Event Date: 08 Aug 2019 11:25 UTC
08 Aug 2019 14:25 Local
Exposed Population: 2340000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 08 Aug 2019 13:29 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.2 (Turkey)


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NEIC 0.3 0.3
us6000529r Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Turkey - Earthquake (ECHO 09 Aug 2019)Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:00

  • An earthquake of 5.8 M at a depth of 10 km hit western Turkey on 8 August at 11.25 UTC. The epicentre was located approximately 8 km east-southeast of Baklan Town (Denizli Province). It was preceded by a 4.2 M earthquake 7 km south-west.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 5,000 were exposed to very strong shaking and 79,000 people to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, at least 20 people have been injured and some houses have been damaged.
  • The European Commission Copernicus satellite mapping service was activated in rapid mapping mode () on 8 August.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMSR (2), JRC (39), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),